law & crime

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.

business June 20, 2020

Inside Hemmes’ $100m wage case

While Josh Frydenberg personally consulted the Merivale CEO about JobKeeper’s design, court documents detail the huge underpayment suit his pub empire is facing.

indigenous affairs June 20, 2020

Failure of justice for Indigenous people

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, footage of police punching Aboriginal man Noel Henry in the head during an arrest has prompted outrage, while experts express concern about transparency in Australia’s private prisons following another death in custody in Western Australia.

law & crime June 13, 2020

Law enforcement and racial profiling

As debate over police accountability reaches boiling point, research finds ‘risk-based’ approaches to law enforcement, known for targeting racial minorities, are in use in Australia.

indigenous affairs June 6, 2020

‘There cannot be 432 victims and no perpetrators…’

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing in the US, Australia can no longer ignore our brutal legacy of police violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

law & crime June 6, 2020

Prison visitation ban stirs tension

A visitation ban in NSW prisons during the coronavirus crisis has cut off a key entry point for drugs into these facilities, but with so many inmates struggling with opioid dependence, tensions are rising.

law & crime June 6, 2020

Calls for journalist protections

A year on from AFP raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist, the government is being asked to ensure the right of the media to protect sources.

rural May 30, 2020

How one mine ate a town

A Queensland town’s decades-long legal fight against being subsumed by a coalmine could end next week as the case reaches the High Court of Australia. But not before a final turn of the screws.

immigration May 30, 2020

Temporary visa holders at risk

For women living in Australia on temporary visas, the Covid-19 lockdown has placed them at greater risk of domestic violence and coercive control.

law & crime May 16, 2020

How Covid-19 energised conspiracy theorists

Coronavirus has invigorated conspiracy theorists and brought together disparate groups, many of them flourishing as social media platforms stand down moderators.