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Jacinda Ardern battles history to reform New Zealand’s gun laws

Jacinda Ardern battles history to reform New Zealand’s gun laws

For years, politicians have tried and failed to reform New Zealand's gun laws. After Christchurch, Ardern may finally be able to do it.

When harmful content is posted online, who is ultimately responsible?

When harmful content is posted online, who is ultimately responsible?

The devolution of a Facebook NRL memes page into something much more insidious has raised important questions about how the internet and the law intersect.

Queensland’s 19th-century abortion laws need urgent overhaul

Queensland’s 19th-century abortion laws need urgent overhaul

Queensland doctors and other health professionals should be able to work without fear of prosecution when providing safe and effective abortion care.

Case closed: experts loudly back decriminalisation of abortion in Qld

Case closed: experts loudly back decriminalisation of abortion in Qld

Doctors’ professional bodies have spoken out loud and clear in favour of the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland, write Caroline de Costa, professor of gynaecology, and Heather Douglas, professor of criminal law.

Business bites: Abbott aside … Seven slides … buybacks in low tide …

Business bites: Abbott aside … Seven slides … buybacks in low tide …

Media law reform is the word. And other business tidbits of the day.

Government on the run: NSW playing hot potato with Bail Act changes

Government on the run: NSW playing hot potato with Bail Act changes

Changes to the NSW Bail Act announced yesterday show a government embracing bad law in the context of bad governance, writes solicitor Hannah Quadrio.

Last resort: concerns over the sterilisation of the disabled

Last resort: concerns over the sterilisation of the disabled

A Senate inquiry has heard concerns that disabled people may be being sterilised unnecessarily. Disability advocates have called for law reform, as Crikey intern Alex Burgess reports.

What is an expert witness?

What is an expert witness?

Just a couple of weeks ago Senator Julian McGauran called for expert witness Professor Graham Burrows to be sacked from his job. In the process he raised a series of questions about the role of expert witnesses in the courts.