May 25, 2018 7
More than simply ratcheting up diplomatic tension with China, Andrew Hastie has breached legal guidelines in the US.
May 23, 2018 5
What are the implications for others who were in similar positions to Archbishop Philip Wilson -- those who were told numerous times by credible sources about sexual abuse, perpetrated by individuals over whom they exercised some control?
May 2, 2018 21
A consistent news campaign and a new parliamentary committee: Dutton has pulled out the big guns against the Administrative Appeals Tribunal once more.
April 30, 2018 6
Labor and Coalition promises for larger prisons may sway votes in the Victorian election but it won't do anything about the state's ballooning rate of re-offence.
April 18, 2018 40
The current policy settings around cannabis are clearly failing. Richard Di Natale is right to try to find an alternative.
April 3, 2018 2
While injustices on Nauru receive a good airing, not many people are talking about what's happening in Papua New Guinea right now.
March 15, 2018 31
White farmers in South Africa have been pretty bemused by Peter Dutton's recent comments. Here's why.
March 9, 2018 22
With calls for the ICC to investigate the Australian government going unheard, some are looking to a far-reaching code that gives the German judiciary the ability to prosecute crimes against humanity, even if they have no relation to the country.
January 31, 2018 24
Scott Morrison decided to put politics before the rule of law in 2013. What are the potential legal ramifications?
January 11, 2018 11
This move adds yet another layer on existing legislation that is designed to protect the government from embarrassment, rather than from genuine threats.
December 15, 2017 5
We can act on the vital recommendations of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse but must maintain due process for the accused, says writer and barrister Greg Barns.
November 23, 2017 10
The AHRC, and particularly its chair Professor Rosalind Croucher, has been negligent in its silence on the escalating crisis at Manus Island.
October 4, 2017 23
Turnbull's legislation threatens “one of the most fundamental safeguards of personal liberty”.
September 29, 2017 4
Earlier this year, the PNG Supreme Court declared Australia's offshore detention program on Manus Island unlawful, expecting Australia would be sufficiently chastened, and take steps to wind back its illegal activities. That, however, is not what happened.
September 18, 2017 3
Mr Khalil's visa was denied on the basis of a conviction in a kangaroo court -- the Israeli military court system. But don't expect that to matter to Peter Dutton.
September 6, 2017 26
Peter Dutton has used secret information to cancel AJ Graham's visa. The High Court said no dice. But an hour after the judgment, Dutton doubled down and canceled his visa again.
August 8, 2017 6
Comcare is a workplace regulator with serious teeth. So why is it not doing more to stop what is happening on Manus Island?
July 25, 2017 23
Just how well is Peter Dutton handling his expanded ministerial power? For one thing, he seems to be able to decide people's fate in about the amount of time it takes to watch Law and Order.
June 29, 2017 10
The issue is one of what is termed "apprehended bias", made famous during the Dyson Heydon controversy of 2015.
June 8, 2017 15
Our prison system thinks it is acceptable to subject troubled young people to enduring isolation, boredom, capricious discipline and humiliation.