law & crime

law & crime June 19, 2021

The police, the YouTube star and the Labor Party

The arrest of a Friendlyjordies producer on an intimidation charge is the latest strange turn in the life of the Labor-aligned YouTube star.

defence June 19, 2021

Roberts-Smith faces court

Taking the stand in his defamation case against Nine newspapers, former SAS soldier Ben Roberts-Smith says allegations he assaulted a girlfriend and committed war crimes have ‘ruined’ his life.

law & crime June 19, 2021

The effects on women of cashless welfare

Trials of the cashless welfare card are effectively removing an escape path for women who are trying to flee violent and abusive relationships.

defence June 19, 2021

China and the G7

The Group of Seven summit in Cornwall has restated America’s priorities with regards to China, but the shift is not necessarily in Australia’s interests.

immigration June 12, 2021

Sick, trapped, scared: Priya speaks from Perth hospital

As her daughter battles sepsis, Priya Murugappan talks to The Saturday Paper about the four-year-old’s dramatic health decline while held in immigration detention.

law & crime June 12, 2021

Delays in vaccinating prisoners

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to Australian prisons has been delayed despite evidence from around the world that the virus can be a disaster for incarcerated people.

defence June 5, 2021

Exclusive: US warned Australia on Kabul closure

The Morrison government’s decision to close its embassy in Afghanistan with little warning has sparked concern from America, not least because of the threat the Taliban poses to local staff.

law & crime June 5, 2021

Christian Porter’s defamation case

Former attorney-general Christian Porter has discontinued his defamation case against the ABC. But it seems his battles, in and out of the courtroom, are far from over.

law & crime June 5, 2021

Yang Hengjun and China’s rule of law

As Australian writer Yang Hengjun awaits a verdict after being tried in China on charges of espionage, a conviction seems likely. Harder to predict is the sentence he will be given.

law & crime June 5, 2021

Sharma v Environment Minister

For the students who launched legal action against the Environment minister over her duty to protect young people from an impending climate change catastrophe, the fight is far from over.

law & crime May 29, 2021

Mark Speakman on NSW consent laws

As NSW announces major changes to its sexual consent laws, the state’s attorney-general, Mark Speakman, explains why he pushed ahead with these nation-leading reforms.