law & crime

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.

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.

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.

law & crime May 16, 2020

Dutton pushing for new ASIO powers

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton seeks to allow the agency to plant surveillance devices with no warrant, among a raft of sweeping changes.

law & crime May 16, 2020

Parliament bypassed for Covid-19 legislation

Even Coalition MPs are calling for increased scrutiny of legislation rushed through in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

law & crime May 9, 2020

What happened with the Ruby Princess

As five separate inquiries examine how the ship became Australia’s largest source of Covid-19 deaths, the messy arrangements at our borders are now under intense scrutiny.

law & crime May 2, 2020

How the COVIDSafe data could be used

While the government has been at pains to address privacy concerns about the COVIDSafe app, cybersecurity analysts believe the data could be mined for other uses.