Inside the Brandis-Gleeson breakdown

Karen Middleton
George Brandis’s move to control legal advice has opened a schism with Justin Gleeson, that critics say make the solicitor-general a “dog on a lead”.

Campus assaults

Drew Rooke
Despite a campaign to develop better support services for victims of sexual assault on campus, students say universities are more concerned for their own reputation.

Gadfly: Exit stage bereft

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flies about the nation.

Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs speaks out

Ramona Koval
In an Abbott government attack Gillian Triggs was very publicly upbraided in a senate estimates hearing last year. But despite the battering, the Human Rights Commission president has vowed to stay true to her cause.

Gadfly: Search on for new victims

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flys about the nation.

Resolving doors and Malcolm Turnbull’s spat with Mike Baird

Stalling the lawyers who aid asylum seekers

Mike Seccombe
The only success in curbing mistreatment of refugees has been in the High Court. Now the government is targeting the lawyers who bring the cases.

Gadfly: Bishop and her pawns

Richard Ackland
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flys about the nation.

Abbott’s war on Gillian Triggs

Martin McKenzie-Murray
The government is trying to ridicule the president of the Human Rights Commission out of office. But she won’t go.

Dutton and Coalition wag the human rights watchdog