For the most part, we Australians are respectful to other cultures when travelling overseas. That being said, there are exceptions. Many violent exceptions.
In NSW, more than enough vacant properties exist in which to house the homeless, but is the solution that easy?
Coming recently into effect are a raft of measures designed to embolden small business. But, beyond protection, what else do they offer?
Criminality, as well as stigma, continues to circle around the sex industry, in fact, a recent report has outlined how harmful both aspects or on those who work that trade.
With the Australian government considering legislation to protect our household devices from being hacked, are they being paranoid or smart?
Now that the gavel has fallen on Cassie Sainsbury, questions remain. How did she get off so lightly, and how does her sentence measure against fellow Australians on trial?
Despite a couple being illegally tasered, wrongfully arrested and unlawfully detained by police, the Western Australian government has refused to pay the damages.
After a two year old’s testimony lead to the conviction of her sexual abuser, the question is, result aside, was the court in the right?
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?
Gun laws are the sacred cow of the Australian experience, but just because we don’t have the problems that the US does, we’d be foolish to assume that all is well.
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.
Danielle Hobday’s meteoric rise has taken her from an isolated rural family to shaping the future of her community. But despite the concessions she has won, she knows that the important battles are ahead of her.
As we struggle to navigate our homelessness crisis, it might be time to look beyond our own streets for a solution.
After two mums escaped adequate punishment for their reprehensible acts, the Internet quickly massed together to see justice done. But will it have any effect?
The Northern Territory police recently faced backlash for naming child offenders on Facebook, but they’re well within their rights to do so, even if they’re out of touch with UN law.
The streets of Adelaide will be the testing grounds of a bold new strategy to solve homelessness in this country. But if it works, can it be implemented elsewhere?
Justice Michael Kirby once railed against the upcoming postal survey, but has since changed his tune. In order to find out, we sat down with the High Court’s great dissenter.
The humble smartphone is the latest weapon responsible for the surge in cyberstalking cases, but it is also one of the greatest tools to combat it.
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.