Politics

LCA welcomes amendments to farm trespass lawsSep 15 2019

The Law Council of Australia has backed changes to agricultural incitement of trespass laws, noting it will help ensure media freedoms are better protected.

by Emma Ryan

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Sep 08 2019Australia in ‘dire need’ of a real conversation about freedoms

When we as a nation shy away from tough discussions about human rights and freedoms – as we have d...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Sep 04 2019Mandatory sentencing for sex offences should be opposed

Parliament should avoid interfering with judicial discretion, as mandatory sentencing for sex offenc...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Sep 01 2019Lawyers express concern with draft Religious Freedom Bill

Following the release of proposed legislation from Attorney-General Christian Porter, lawyers and le...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Aug 29 2019Draft Religious Freedom Bill intends to be a ‘shield’, not a ‘sword’

Attorney-General Christian Porter yesterday released the draft version of the Religious Freedom Bill...

by Jerome Doraisamy

‘Important constitutional test case’ looms for NSW coal mineAug 28 2019

A Gomeroi woman has filed proceedings in the Federal Court challenging a decision not to protect areas of “immeasurable” cultural value ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Modern slavery laws – what do they mean for your business?Aug 28 2019

Modern slavery and supply chain transparency are some of the new buzz words attracting increased attention from the corporate sector, write...

by Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma

Victorians now able to change birth certificate gender without surgeryAug 28 2019

News laws passed by the Andrews Labor government mean that trans and gender diverse residents of Victoria can now alter the recorded sex on ...

by Jerome Doraisamy

Repeal of medevac laws will lessen our compliance with international obligationsAug 26 2019

Not only do the medevac laws cost taxpayers less for refugee transfers, but they also ensure better compliance with Australia’s legal duti...

by Jerome Doraisamy

‘Shifting attitudes’ further case for worldwide medical cannabis legalisationAug 26 2019

The legislation of medical cannabis has been steadfast in recent years, with attitudes in certain countries shifting in favour of its libera...

by Emma Ryan