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.
Facebook has patented technology to read your emotions to tailor content and user experience, and even turn us into emoji. But what lies underneath?
A local court has overruled the Sydney City Council after they saught to prosecute a man for being homeless, representing an important precedent.
Fortunately, the Federal Government has pushed through legislation to curtail the growing societal issue of revenge porn.
As it stands, Australia is the only western nation that does not have a bill guaranteeing its citizens’ rights. With our trust in the system deteriorating, is it time for a sweeping change?
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.
While mortgage stress is a brutal reality of life in the ‘burbs, another beast lurks around the corner: the humble local council. They are well within their rights to sell your house if you don’t pay up.
After a man sued his date for texting through a favourite movie of his, we’re claiming that it should be a law we all abide by. Having someone ignore something you treasure is a crime most foul indeed.
After the well-publicised attack on Muslim women at UTS, we spoke to lawyer Mariam Veiszadeh about the rise of Islamophobia in this country.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Josie Jakovac (16) discusses the future methods of law enforcement she’ll have to abide by.
As we’ve learned from the United Airlines fiasco, all parties concerned were just “doing their job”. This is what happens when training gets in the way of personal accountability.
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.
The prison system is out-dated, broken and expensive to run. But should we tear down the walls for a modern solution? One pioneering group says yes.
So elastic is the push to curb gang violence by outlawing conversation between different groups, that the proven innocent face risk of imprisonment.
As it turns out, Centrelink’s well-documented move of releasing the personal information of a welfare recipient may be illegal.
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.
The land of the free and the home of the spurious lawsuit has a new hero, a man who looked to singlehandedly right injustice…in regards to imitation butter.