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The High Court got the law right on Banerji, and that law is wrong

The High Court got the law right on Banerji, and that law is wrong

Our bullshit implied freedom of speech is a leaky band-aid over the hole where our actual human rights should be.

The law shouldn’t care about the government’s hurt feelings

The law shouldn’t care about the government’s hurt feelings

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 nuclear family is a historical artefact. Is the law behind the times?

The nuclear family is a historical artefact. Is the law behind the times?

We need to accept that parenthood is a subjective, social concept — not a scientific fact.

High Court gives the green light to repugnant ‘book-up’ system

High Court gives the green light to repugnant ‘book-up’ system

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.

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?