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Did the NSW government try to subvert democracy?

Did the NSW government try to subvert democracy?

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 attempted to muzzle GetUp and failed spectacularly

The NSW government attempted to muzzle GetUp and failed spectacularly

The NSW government didn't bother finding a reason for restricting contributions from third party campaigners like GetUp. The High Court wasn't happy.

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".

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.

Despite progress, Australian judges are pale, male and stale

Despite progress, Australian judges are pale, male and stale

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.

Are Australia’s courts a bastion of educational elitism?

Are Australia’s courts a bastion of educational elitism?

With the vast majority of the judiciary coming from elite private schools, do the decisions of Australia's courts really reflect everyday Australians?

Turnbull lobbies Libs against Dutton

Turnbull lobbies Libs against Dutton

Good morning, early birds. Malcolm Turnbull admits to plotting against Peter Dutton. Plus, doctors offer grave warning for a 12-year-old on Nauru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: crunch time for the Citizenship Seven

Crikey Worm: crunch time for the Citizenship Seven

Good morning, early birds. The postal survey, the AWU raid, the dual-citizenship scandal -- it all comes to a head for the Coalition. Plus, the government has knocked back a proposal to establish a permanent Indigenous advisory body to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

‘The government often responds to rulings they don’t like by giving ministers greater powers’

‘The government often responds to rulings they don’t like by giving ministers greater powers’

Whenever the government runs into opposition from someone claiming it has broken the rules, the solution is simple: just rewrite the rules.

Crikey Worm: US splits with UNESCO, claiming ‘anti-Israel bias’

Crikey Worm: US splits with UNESCO, claiming ‘anti-Israel bias’

Good morning, early birds. The US has announced it's leaving the UN's heritage agency, and Australians' private health insurance system is getting a facelift. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.