law & crime

law & crime August 29, 2020

National watchdogs’ warnings about security laws

Two federal watchdogs leave their positions, raising issues on access to encrypted data and questioning of minors.

asia pacific August 29, 2020

Lessons of the NZ mosque attacks

As the Australian-born terrorist who killed 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques was sentenced to life without parole this week, questions are being raised about the Australian government’s ability and willingness to monitor far-right extremism.

immigration August 22, 2020

Exclusive: 4115 assaults in immigration detention

The Commonwealth ombudsman has warned of excessive and even illegal force used in detention centres, as figures disclosed under FOI reveal assault numbers.

immigration August 15, 2020

Daniel Harvey’s death in detention

The death of a man in immigration detention has raised questions about the length of time people are being held onshore, and the impact of coronavirus on visiting and other rights.

law & crime August 8, 2020

What led to Victoria’s extraordinary shutdown

The Andrews government cannot identify any legislation it needed to override, but experts say that is the point.

law & crime August 8, 2020

Opening the Ghislaine Maxwell files

New files ordered released in the Ghislaine Maxwell case reveal the depth of her involvement in child sex-trafficking offences that implicate Prince Andrew, the former leader of the US senate and others.

law & crime August 1, 2020

Suing for climate action

In the face of the government’s inaction on the climate emergency, activists are turning to ‘world first’ lawsuits in an attempt to bring about change.

asia pacific July 11, 2020

The case of Yang Hengjun

Amid rising tensions between Beijing and Canberra, the fate of Australian academic and writer Yang Hengjun, imprisoned in China on espionage charges, hangs in the balance.

law & crime July 4, 2020

The flaws in the COVIDSafe app

When the COVIDSafe contact tracing app launched, tech-savvy experts went looking for flaws. It didn’t take long to find them.

law & crime June 27, 2020

Home Affairs extends reach in tackling foreign interference

Amid increasing concerns about foreign interference, particularly through online disinformation, the Home Affairs Department’s role in security matters is growing significantly.

middle east June 27, 2020

The jailing of Kylie Moore-Gilbert in Iran

Some supporters of Melbourne academic Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence in Iran, are concerned about the Australian government’s diplomatic tactics to secure her release.