law & crime

resources May 8, 2021

Clive Palmer’s method of attack

Clive Palmer is running a multimillion-dollar campaign against the corporate regulator. The only question is: What does he hope to achieve?

immigration May 8, 2021

Exclusive: Howard minister slams ban on India returnees

Following the prime minister’s ban on Australian citizens returning from India, Fran Bailey has called the decision abhorrent and an indictment on the government.

law & crime May 8, 2021

Our Watch and respectful relationships

Leaked documents show the Morrison government is actively undermining respectful relationships education and preventing expert materials from being taught.

indigenous affairs May 7, 2021

Inquest into death of Wayne Fella Morrison

Five years after his death in custody, the inquest into how Wayne Fella Morrison died has been slowed by legal argument and a campaign to protect prison officers.

law & crime May 1, 2021

Exclusive: Government review follows Tame appointment

The Morrison government has launched an urgent review of the Australia Day Council but denies a link to the 2021 win of outspoken advocate Grace Tame.

defence May 1, 2021

‘Visceral’ response to Pezzullo in Defence

Despite bellicose Anzac Day remarks, Mike Pezzullo may not head to Defence, but could replace Phil Gaetjens.

immigration May 1, 2021

Asylum seekers attacked in Port Moresby

Refugees formerly held on Manus Island have been robbed at gunpoint in Port Moresby. With Covid-19 cases rising in Papua New Guinea, advocates fear for these men and the others still awaiting resettlement after years in detention.

defence May 1, 2021

Extremism and clear terminology

New terminology introduced by ASIO to describe violent extremist groups carefully avoids ‘right- or left-wing’ descriptors. But in not calling out right-wing extremism, is the national security agency guilty of double standards and bowing to the conservative side of politics?

defence April 24, 2021

How Peter Dutton will transform Defence

The new Defence minister made his mark this week, blocking a recommendation of the war crimes inquiry to strip special forces soldiers of a coveted award. The move has some worried he could further politicise Defence.

immigration April 24, 2021

Refugees handcuffed, moved again

Asylum seekers held in a Brisbane hotel have been transferred to Melbourne without warning, while others are being arbitrarily released into the community. Advocates argue immigration detention is out of control.

law & crime April 17, 2021

Updating the Sex Discrimination Act

For years Susan Ryan fought to get the Sex Discrimination Act passed. Three decades later, the battle continues with a push to bring politicians and judges under the law.