August 22, 2017 4 Comments
Heather Douglas (Professor of Law, University of Queensland) and Caroline de Costa (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University) investigate a recent case of a woman being charged with illegally aborting her own pregnancy and question what was gained by this absurd process.
August 4, 2017 10 Comments
It's difficult to tell how successful, if at all, the young Senator will be at convincing the public he has rehabilitated.
August 3, 2017 42 Comments
If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.
July 24, 2017 6 Comments
Regardless of the current political context, parties must find a way to engage their memberships. The NSW Liberals have taken a first step to do that.
July 6, 2017 3 Comments
Expect Tony Abbott and a few of his factional enemies to take a keen interest in the new Northern Beaches council, and the giant Inner West council will be a fierce contest between Labor and the Greens.
July 5, 2017 26 Comments
On its face, Tony Abbott’s call for “democratic” reform of the NSW Liberal Party seems perfectly reasonable. But only on its face ...
May 31, 2017 1 Comment
Prisoners are not receiving adequate mental health care, with sometimes fatal consequences.
May 26, 2017 11 Comments
The coroner's findings are a spectacular illustration of our culture’s unhealthy idealisation of psychiatry’s capacity to predict and, ultimately, mitigate risk, writes mental health ethics associate professor at Sydney Uni Michael Robertson.
May 18, 2017
The NSW government has rejected calls to force internet filtering on the population and to make Safe Schools opt-in only.
May 15, 2017 11 Comments
To the extent that abortion’s technical status as a criminal offence remains, it's clearly the case that the law is running behind public opinion.