law & crime

law & crime June 24, 2017

The government’s war on the law

An attack on the Victorian judiciary by three government ministers highlights a larger campaign against the powers of independent office.

law & crime June 24, 2017

Terrorism and domestic violence

While terrorism is impossible to predict, a correlation may exist between those with domestically abusive pasts and those who hope to commit acts against the state.

immigration June 17, 2017

The wrong kind of settlement

The decision to settle a massive case on the mistreatment of asylum seekers is more about secrecy than human rights.

law & crime June 17, 2017

DNA tests changing criminal trials

New technologies calculating the presence of specific DNA are transforming criminal trials, but not all legal experts think they are sufficiently reliable.

law & crime June 10, 2017

Terror attacks spark security rethink

Recent terrorist attacks have state and federal authorities considering new policing methods, parole and bail conditions, and public awareness campaigns.

law & crime June 3, 2017

What we've learnt from Schapelle Corby

While Australians made Schapelle Corby a celebrity following her conviction, the media’s discovery that interest had since waned didn’t avoid an unedifying spectacle.

law & crime May 27, 2017

The social impact of declining literacy rates

As declining literacy rates in Australia feed into unemployment figures, some studies claim they can also be linked to crime statistics and recidivism.

law & crime May 27, 2017

How subcontracting fuelled the alleged Plutus tax scam

The massive alleged payroll tax scam, carried out through government contracts, reveals the vulnerabilities of a cynical labour market.

law & crime May 27, 2017

Making sense of the Sydney siege

The coronial inquiry into the Sydney siege finds mistakes made in awarding Man Haron Monis bail, and police tactics in need of review.

south and central asia May 13, 2017

Deradicalising Indonesian terrorists

Amir Abdillah helped kill and maim dozens of people but the now-free convicted terrorist says he’s done waging holy war. With many fellow jihadists being released from jail, the spotlight is on efforts to deradicalise them.

law & crime April 29, 2017

Brandis reverses community legal centres funding cut

The government’s reversal of funding cuts to community legal centres came after a campaign from across the legal sector and within parliament.