Minimum age of criminal responsibility to be lifted to 14

The federal government is set to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility for Commonwealth offences to 14 years – a move being

by Emma Ryan


ALHR slams government move to fast-track anti-protest laws

The Queensland government’s proposal to fast-track anti-protest laws is being strongly condemned b...

by Emma Ryan

Religious Discrimination Bill threatens healthcare, school students and encroaches on other human rights

The proposed legislation to combat religious discrimination runs the risk of endangering access to h...

by Jerome Doraisamy

CLC CEO appointed Victoria’s first Disability Worker Commissioner

The CEO of the Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre has been named as the first Disability Worker ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

ACT government moves to improve access to justice

The ACT government has introduced a series of legislative reforms this week designed to improve just...

by Jerome Doraisamy

A-G only ‘paying lip service’ to press freedom

Prosecution and jail time are still real prospects for journalists and whistleblowers who reveal government misconduct and abuse, despite wh...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Queensland appoints new Legal Services Commissioner

Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has appointed a new Legal Services Commissioner for the Sunshine State. News Write comment (0 Commen...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Safety must be the first priority of family law

If there’s going to be another inquiry into people’s experiences of the family law courts and system, let’s not forget the people who...

by Emma Smallwood

Human rights lawyers stand with climate strike students

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights has backed schoolchildren across the country who took the day off last Friday to protest inaction on cli...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Victoria to invest more to address ‘national emergency’ of family violence

The Andrews government in Victoria has announced it will provide more funding to a centre for survivors of family violence in the same week ...

by Jerome Doraisamy