Self-regulation by the technology industry has failed to keep people safe online. That's a job for government.
The government wants more power over university appointments, using financial management as the reason.
There aren't enough international and domestic laws to address how the interests of humans and the needs of wildlife overlap.
Steggall's new bill outlines how to bring Australia's carbon emissions down to zero by 2050.
Assuming machines could take the place of judges belies their role as the third arm of government and makers of law.
Australia still uses a law from 1979 to govern metadata, with more than 100 amendments. This leaves loopholes that various agencies can exploit and dodge safeguards.
A marathon round of amendments and parliamentary debate will likely see voluntary assisted dying implemented in WA in around 18 months. It's time to start preparing.
As the recent Brexit litigation has shown, the UK's Supreme Court has had to consider political as well as legal issues in its first ten years.
The new legislation will give harsher punishment to people who incite others to trespass on farms.
Rightly or wrongly, the Coalition views its election reprieve as a blunt rejection of Shorten’s big-spending, big taxing approach.
It's hoped that this new aviation legal framework will help Ghana to improve its reputation and performance in all sorts of safety and compliance measures.
Australia already has an extensive suite of anti-terrorism legislation, and the government hasn’t clarified what gap, if any, this new bill would fill.
Nation-wide climate legislation would not only help reduce our carbon emissions, but also boost economic growth.
Western Australia is leading a legal shift across Australia that seeks to remove the legal and financial barriers that prevent women from leaving an abusive household.
A forum of Australian tech companies this week was told the government's encryption laws could see Australian jobs moved overseas. Labor's promised to "fix" the laws, but that could be too late.
Four scholars weigh in on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, exploring his statements on immigration, childhood poverty, the border wall and the investigations into his campaign.
Our research compared penalties for animal cruelty issued before and after the law change in SA. We found the penalties did in fact increase, but reports of abuse haven't decreased.
Most Congresses since the 1970s have passed more than 500 laws, ranging from nuclear disarmament to deficit reduction. Will today's bitter partisanship hamstring the new Congress' productivity?
Under new WA legislation, the state's attorney-general has the power to order serial killers and mass murders remain in jail, sometimes without judicial review.
In the #MeToo era and with more women entering Congress, activists are hopeful another state could ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. But is it too late?