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How to get a lenient life sentence

How to get a lenient life sentence

The crime might be the same, but the punishment depends on where in Australia you find yourself standing up in court.

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.

Will Dutton’s child sex offender register work in Australia?

Will Dutton’s child sex offender register work in Australia?

Australia isn't the first place to consider a sex offender registry. So what can we learn from the international experience?

Crime pays: how criminal networks are funding the budget

Crime pays: how criminal networks are funding the budget

The 2018-19 budget is largely going to be funded by criminals. Criminals going straight, that is.

Crikey Classic: could Scott Morrison’s refugee scheme amount to a criminal offence?

Crikey Classic: could Scott Morrison’s refugee scheme amount to a criminal offence?

Scott Morrison decided to put politics before the rule of law in 2013. What are the potential legal ramifications?

Murder rates in Australia have plummeted

Murder rates in Australia have plummeted

A new study sheds light on how much murder has fallen in Australia in recent decades, and why that trend is set to continue.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Queensland Greens deny conflict over Gonski ... will Steve Barrett still sue the NSW police ... what's going at Allans Billy Hyde? ...

TV journo Steve Barrett implicated in ATO sting

TV journo Steve Barrett implicated in ATO sting

Twenty-five years ago, his behaviour was the subject of a classic Media Watch gotcha.

The important achievement of making domestic violence boring

The important achievement of making domestic violence boring

Dragging domestic violence out of the culture wars and into the boring world of policymaking is important to making real progress in identifying effective ways of curbing it.

High Court curbs NT’s ‘pre-crime’ catch and release scheme

High Court curbs NT’s ‘pre-crime’ catch and release scheme

High Court ruling on the Northern Territory's "paperless" arrest scheme proves a doubled-edged sword.