Our bullshit implied freedom of speech is a leaky band-aid over the hole where our actual human rights should be.
The ABC's court challenge over the AFP raids will put Australia's freedoms to the test. Hopefully we come out with the right result.
The 'book-up' credit system doesn't make the top 100 list of things institutionally wrong with Indigenous affairs in Australia. But that this case ended this way is utterly crushing.
Crikey readers discuss the NSW government's attempt to restrict third party campaigners, MUP's board chaos and DFAT's mishandling of the Yang Hengjun arrest.
The NSW government didn't bother finding a reason for restricting contributions from third party campaigners like GetUp. The High Court wasn't happy.
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".
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 diversity of legal professionals in Australia is starting to reflect the demography of Australian society, but the same can't be said of the judiciary.
With the vast majority of the judiciary coming from elite private schools, do the decisions of Australia's courts really reflect everyday Australians?