In the US, the constitution forbids the police from accessing personal information in order to incriminate. However, we don’t possess the same freedoms.
With the entirety of Glebe Foreshore and most of Surry Hills set to become alcohol-free zones, is it a wise move from the Sydney council, or is it merely the nanny state locking the liquor cabinet?
The government has used the threat of terrorism to justify their new nationwide database, but considering all the other measures passed, a clear picture of control emerges. Nanny state? You betcha.
As we struggle to navigate our homelessness crisis, it might be time to look beyond our own streets for a solution.
The federal government has continued its pushing of the controvesial cashless welfare card, with residents in Queensland join Western Australia in the scheme. Thousands of Queenslanders and Western Australians will be the next to have their Centrelink payments quarantined, as the federal government continues its rollout of the cashless welfare card. The Turnbull-led government…
If you’re innocent, you’ve got nothing to worry about, right? Well, according to one British study, the brain can be tricked into remembering crimes it didn’t commit.
A raft of new rules strictly bans public servants openly supporting policy that the government doesn’t, even on their personal social media. Sounds like the Thought Police to me.
The Domestic Violence figures in this country are appalling. However, sitting alongside the real instances are the spurious ones, and the damage that false claims cause should not be ignored.
Despite the promised benefits, very few police have actually ever turned them on, out of a fear of doing the wrong thing.
Despite the figures overseas that show a reduction in smoking figures, our government has banned the e-cigarette on the grounds that it ‘normalises’ smoking.
The man with the chip in his hand also has one on his shoulder, as he looks to start legal action against Transport NSW if they make good on their threats to deactivate him.
A new raft of legislation is in place to apparently protect our agriculture industry primarily from activists who look to expose animal cruelty.
Despite the Census data showing Australia is moving on from Christianity, we still have a series of anti-Blasphemy laws on the books.
The government’s plan to drug test welfare recipients makes no provisions for those who have long term medical conditions.
Make no mistake, global cyber-attacks are on the rise. However, with the Government moving to protect us from hackers, the onus is also on the individual.
Armed with bulldozers, council workers and the police, the City of Sydney has closed down the kitchen that fed the homeless. Where do they go from here?
Despite the lowering crime figures, our prison population is booming, which means big business for some.
A recent investment scam that duped Australians out of $30 million dollars has finally been broken, in what police are calling an extremely sophisticated fabrication.
Would you take legal advice from a robot? With technology-disrupting industries world-wide, we look at the recent “bot” giving free legal advice on Facebook to asylum seekers.
Three townspeople from Wollar represent the testing ground for the NSW government’s new anti-protest laws. If found guilty of protesting a coal mine, they could face seven years behind bars.
After the well-publicised attack on Muslim women at UTS, we spoke to lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh about the rise of Islamophobia in this country.
DNA is a crucial part of collating evidence, however as one entirely innocent man discovered, it is a faulty construct.