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No payment, no consent: sex worker advocacy groups say fraud and rape is on the rise

There are increasing reports of clients reversing their payments. But what exactly are sex workers supposed to do about it?

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Would changes to defamation law have altered the Rush outcome? Crikey retries the case

Proposed amendments to defamation law would be a legal game-changer — particularly in cases involving high-profile plaintiffs.

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Harold Mitchell gives ASIC a bloody nose but it was still worth the fight

After a four-year process, ASIC will probably end up paying $2-3 million for Mitchell's legal costs. But it wasn't all for nothing, writes Stephen Mayne.

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Nothing perfect about 10 when it comes to the law

State and territory attorneys-general have knocked back a campaign to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia from 10 to 14. Surely we're better than this?

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'Mr Yates is suffering a significant disease, but...' How workers comp fails

The experts agreed that Dean Yates' PTSD was 'significant'. So why couldn't he get workers' compensation?

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Finally, defamation reform that gives journalism more than truth

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman is pushing for big changes to our defamation laws. It's about time.

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Fine if you must, but let's base the amount on the offender's capacity to pay

A one-size-fits-all policy does not work in a pandemic.

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Cruising for a bruising: hundreds join Ruby Princess class action

More than 800 people have already registered interest in joining a class action over the Ruby Princess coronavirus debacle.

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Reef sceptic proves a poor poster boy for intellectual martyrdom

A decision by the Full Federal Court has reaffirmed the rights of employers to visit consequences on those who too viciously bite the hand that feeds them.

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Thinking of giving your DNA to a genealogy company? You might want to think again

Familial DNA searches have been a boon in solving cold cases, but are they contravening the rights of the accused?