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.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised to the hundreds of people charged under the state’s historic gay sex offence laws, and has proposed laws for those who were convicted to clear their records. Ms Palaszczuk delivered the apology in the parliament last week, with a motion supporting the move passing with bipartisan support. In her…
Serco has run detention centres and prisons to unsatisfactory standards around the country. Now, the private company seeks to manage housing for our most vulnerable citizens.
So elastic is the push to curb gang violence by outlawing conversation between different groups, that the proven innocent face risk of imprisonment.
You can sue a doctor for negligence, and a tradie for shoddy workmanship, but today we’re asking: if you’ve been inadequately represented in court, can you sue a lawyer for incompetence?
Over the long weekend, the government implemented their metadata retention system. Here’s what they can get without the need for a warrant.
Move over Centrepoint, as Sydney has a new landmark to marvel at. According to an independent study, it’s a mountain of cocaine.
The mastermind behind an intricate telemarketing scam that defrauded Australians and Americans alike is finally behind bars.
To think 18C’s defeat puts an end to the Libs’ totalitarian crusade is erroneous, as more laws exist which greater impede freedom to public discourse.
The trial of the card that stops welfare recipients from buying “non-essentials” like alcohol is complete. Alan Tudge has hailed it as a success, but almost half of the users disagree.
Emboldened by the apparent success of the lockout laws, the NSW police are now looking to push a uniform system across the state. Good lord.
The rise of Trump is well documented, however, his proposed changes regarding the US justice system are ambitious, but at times, rubbish.
Despite the best intentions of civil liberty groups, three nationwide DNA databases already exist in this country. Is it a case of smart policing, or the vestiges of nanny state thinking?
The Queensland Government is pushing to force domestic violence defendants to wear electronic tracking devices. The plaintiffs agree, but is it the right move?
In the international measure of governmental accountability, Australia is slipping to outside the top ten. Mind you, we’re ahead of the US, so, could be worse. Aussie, Aussie, etc?
Over in the land of the brave, a woman didn’t take “no” for an answer lightly, stabbing her boyfriend who refused to participate in a threesome. Classy.
As it stands, it is a criminal offence for government employees to release information, which has no modifier for whistleblowers. Time for a change.