law & crime

law & crime February 27, 2021

Tracing the Brittany Higgins case

As more details emerge of how the government handled Brittany Higgins’ alleged rape, crossbenchers are calling for a permanent independent body to examine abuse accusations.

technology February 27, 2021

Exclusive: Crown report referred to the Federal Police

The AFP is investigating a report referred by Justice Patricia Bergin in the wake of her explosive inquiry into Crown Casino, as ASIC begins looking into the company’s current and former board appointees.

immigration February 20, 2021

Biloela family wait for compassion

The Tamil family who settled in Biloela, Queensland, with their two Australian-born daughters have now spent more than 1000 days in immigration detention. But legal pressure is attempting to bend political will towards compassion.

law & crime February 20, 2021

Family Court merger

The Family Court system has been struggling for years, yet a decision to merge it with the Federal Circuit Court has provoked both concern and support from stakeholders across the spectrum.

law & crime February 20, 2021

Robo-debt shonky from the start

The government claims it thought debts raised by its robo-debt scheme were legal. But experts now point to two cases that went before the High Court and clearly highlighted the program’s risks.

law & crime March 14, 2020

Privacy concerns about encryption laws

As law enforcement agencies demand access to encrypted data without judicial oversight, the national security watchdog and tech companies are concerned about privacy breaches.

law & crime March 14, 2020

George Pell’s High Court appeal

The High Court decision on the fate of convicted cardinal George Pell may be delivered as early as next week.

law & crime March 11, 2020

Exclusive: ASIO’s ‘race war’ warning

An ASIO document prepared in the wake of the Christchurch massacre warns a far-right terrorist attack is “plausible” in Australia over the next 12-18 months.

law & crime March 7, 2020

Life after the Christchurch shootings

As the first anniversary of mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch approaches, survivors and other members of the city’s Muslim community face isolation and economic hardship.

law & crime February 29, 2020

Julian Assange’s extradition hearing

As Julian Assange’s fight against extradition to the United States finally came to court this week, allegations arose that he was bugged at the Ecuadorian embassy.

law & crime February 29, 2020

Queensland’s domestic violence struggle

Despite the Queensland government’s huge financial commitment to the battle against family violence, the brutal murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children at the hands of her abusive husband highlight how far there is to go.