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The sweet High Court win against controversial businessman Bill Lewski

The sweet High Court win against controversial businessman Bill Lewski

Lewski’s actions at Prime Trust were among the most brazen acts in Australian corporate history.

Suppression orders and lawyers' arrogance undermine democracy

Suppression orders and lawyers' arrogance undermine democracy

The resort to suppression orders by our courts undermines faith in the legal system and is used by the legal industry to avoid scrutiny.

The fight for asylum seekers is a fight for the soul of our nation

The fight for asylum seekers is a fight for the soul of our nation

Today is Human Rights Day, the 70th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What exactly have we learned?

Australia faces class actions for 'crimes against humanity' on Manus and Nauru

Australia faces class actions for 'crimes against humanity' on Manus and Nauru

One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".

Australia's violence against women isn't just about gender inequality

Australia's violence against women isn't just about gender inequality

A new survey has found compelling evidence of how racism, homophobia and classism feed broader views of violence against women.

Lawyer X scandal reveals a toxic police culture

Lawyer X scandal reveals a toxic police culture

Police will and do push boundaries — and act unethically — in order to secure "victories" over supposedly sophisticated criminal activity. This poses a very big problem for our democracy.

The 'Lawyer X' scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne's gangland past

The 'Lawyer X' scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne's gangland past

A lawyer-turned-police informant. A name everyone knows, but can't publish. A number of major convictions now in question. This will make one hell of a mini-series.

Mark Latham decries 'lawfare' after settling Faruqi defamation case

Mark Latham decries 'lawfare' after settling Faruqi defamation case

The defamation action brought by Osman Faruqi has been settled, landing Mark Latham with an expected six-figure bill. Is this "lawfare", or a successful stand against "public denigration"?

Why is it illegal to call the PM a cunt?

Why is it illegal to call the PM a cunt?

We like to think we're a nation of hard-living larrikins. So why can we be fined for naughty language?

The controversial law that will decide the future of the Witness K trial

The controversial law that will decide the future of the Witness K trial

The Witness K and Bernard Collaery case could well continue behind closed doors, prompting great concern over their right to a fair trial. But who gets to make the decision?