law & crime

immigration February 15, 2020

Government stalling on Howard refugee compo

For nearly a decade, Payam Saadat has fought for compensation over the trauma he endured in immigration detention. More than 60 other cases rely on the result of his trial.

indigenous affairs December 14, 2019

Exclusive: Detainees denied cold water, cooling before NT prison riot

Documents released under freedom of information reveal the brutal conditions as a riot unfolded at Alice Springs Correctional Centre.

law & crime December 7, 2019

Algorithms and prejudice

As governments and police increasingly rely on algorithms and automation, legal experts warn these systems could undermine key discrimination protections.

markets November 30, 2019

Westpac: Austrac fallout spreads

While court documents filed by the financial regulator outline serious allegations of security mismanagement at the bank, the sector braces for further scrutiny.

law & crime November 23, 2019

Saving Julian Assange

A band of strange political bedfellows have united for a common cause – to fight for the return of Julian Assange to Australia.

law & crime October 12, 2019

The decline of political freedoms in Australia

While the Australian government is quick to criticise other countries for restricting people’s freedoms, its treatment of whistleblowers and climate protesters reveals an alarming hypocrisy.

law & crime October 12, 2019

Crackdown on large cash transactions

While the government’s proposal to restrict large cash payments is intended to limit criminal activity, opponents of the bill – including some of the Coalition’s own MPs – warn the legislation could ensnare ordinary citizens.

law & crime October 5, 2019

National security laws impeding journalism

Despite Christian Porter’s new ‘safeguard’ for journalists, experts warn that Australia’s national security laws continue to impede public-interest reporting, as whistleblowers are increasingly afraid to come forward.

immigration September 28, 2019

Peter Dutton’s latest citizenship move

Legal experts warn that the government’s latest attempt to strip citizenship from dual nationals may cause more problems than it resolves.

law & crime September 28, 2019

Foreign students and sexual assault

One international student’s fight to have a university tutor prosecuted for sexual assault highlights how our system fails survivors.

rural September 28, 2019

NSW farmers’ class action on water

As water supplies remain perilously low across Australia’s drought-stricken east, a group of farmers is launching a $750 million class action against the Murray–Darling Basin Authority.