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Cases of clerical abuse sweep Asia

Cases of clerical abuse sweep Asia

In Asia, the culture of denial and silence around sexual abuse by clergy members is finally starting to break.

Why one of the legal industry's fiercest fights is about job titles

Why one of the legal industry's fiercest fights is about job titles

It's fine for barristers to have a big old blue about their titles, but it's not fine to tie up the parliament.

A pledge to not sledge: on Brian Burston and the sticky issue of non-disparagement agreements

A pledge to not sledge: on Brian Burston and the sticky issue of non-disparagement agreements

The physical fighting and public sledging last week really overshadowed the more subtle legal problems in this Burston mess.

You might not believe it, but Australia is safer now than a decade ago

You might not believe it, but Australia is safer now than a decade ago

Some parts of the media — and certain politicians — are happy to give the impression Australia is quickly spinning out of control.

The defamation case that could tear apart the internet as we know it

The defamation case that could tear apart the internet as we know it

It's very unlikely former Don Dale detainee Dylan Voller will win this one, but we should all be watching closely.

Australian media has a 'vigilante' problem

Australian media has a 'vigilante' problem

Reporting on planned or actual vigilante action regularly swings between bemused and sympathetic. This has serious consequences.

30 years since Fitzgerald, it’s time to make Queensland sex work safe

30 years since Fitzgerald, it’s time to make Queensland sex work safe

A Labor government concerned about workers’ rights cannot overlook these issues any longer.

The roar of pain and loss echoes throughout Victoria's Supreme Court

The roar of pain and loss echoes throughout Victoria's Supreme Court

James Gargasoulas' victims and their families spoke of loss and depression, and of more than depression: a sudden loss of interest in everything, a collapse of all meaning, really, as the world revealed its utter indifference to what we love.

Yael Stone, Geoffrey Rush and the risky maths of defamation

Yael Stone, Geoffrey Rush and the risky maths of defamation

As Rush stands accused afresh, each side (and the media) must calculate what to throw at their fight.

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.