law & crime

law & crime September 16, 2017

Poker machines on trial

Victoria’s Federal Court will decide whether a poker machine has been illegally designed to entrap users, in the first case of its kind in the country.

law & crime September 9, 2017

Threats to core domestic violence services

Government-led changes to the operation of a domestic violence hotline are placing vulnerable women at even greater risk.

immigration August 26, 2017

The resurgence of neo-Nazism

Donald Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville has emboldened white supremacists everywhere.

religion September 2, 2017

Welcome to the ‘No’ case

Led by established and co-ordinated conservative voices, the ‘No’ case breaks down into three key arguments, under which sits the backbeat of homophobia.

indigenous affairs August 12, 2017

Australia’s human rights disgraces

After leaving her post as president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs is as forthright as ever in describing the country’s slide backwards in its social policies and treatment of the vulnerable.

law & crime August 12, 2017

The same-sex marriage postal vote

The methodology being used to test the public mood on same-sex marriage is dividing both the Liberal Party and constitutional experts – and further diminishing the prime minister’s standing among his own.

law & crime August 12, 2017

Crime and terror in the banks

While profits continue to soar for Commonwealth Bank, a laundering scandal makes the case for a banking royal commission grow stronger.

law & crime August 5, 2017

Parliamentary push for same-sex marriage

After weeks of cross-party communication, a plan has formed to bring legislation for same-sex marriage into its final phase.

religion August 5, 2017

The assisted dying campaign in Victoria

As the Victorian government makes the case for assisted dying legislation, a strategic campaign from social conservatives and religious groups hopes to torpedo the proposed amendments.

religion July 29, 2017

In court with Cardinal George Pell

As Cardinal George Pell faces the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on historic sexual abuse charges, he confronts a system unmoved by his status.

law & crime July 22, 2017

Harsh sentencing and prison violence

Robin Irvine was left requiring 24-hour care after being bashed unconscious in a maximum security prison. The harsh sentencing that jailed him has made NSW prisons overcrowded and increasingly dangerous.