22 May 2013 | The Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) provides that an unlisted number cannot be disclosed except in specified contexts. The Act however is silent on whether a fee can be charged for an unlisted number.
22 May 2013 | This report finds that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship is now in a stronger position in terms of its capacity to manage the immigration detention network and associated risks and issues, but has also found scope for further improvement and identified lessons that can be learned from challenges of the recent past.
06 February 2013 | In a study of Australia’s media content regulation system in the context of three major Federal Government reviews of media law and policy this paper argues that the current system understands governance as the work of government and industry, and either minimises or overlooks the role of users, the context of platforms, and the scope of participation.
14 May 2013 | This report reviews the appropriateness and effectiveness of Australia's national security legislation, focusing on the legal defintion of terrorism and on controversial powers such as control orders, preventative detention and coercive questioning.
13 May 2013 | This article considers the growing child poverty problem in New Zealand and the immediate and long-term consequences of poverty, and examines whether legislation addressing child poverty is required.
06 May 2013 | In light of the recent introduction of the Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill in New South Wales, this paper examines recent euthanasia cases in Australia as well as proposed reforms and recommendations in selected jurisdictions, notably South Australia, Tasmania and the United Kingdom.
02 May 2013 | This article explores the roots of contemporary anti-terrorism law by examining three governmental innovations – mental health law, habitual criminal controls, and civilian internment in war-time – that developed as expressions of the liberal state’s desire to ensure the safety of its citizens in times of peace and war.
13 November 2012 | This guide is one of ten outlining a range of evidence-informed actions that councils may consider when preparing their Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans and other strategies.
22 August 2011 | Aiming to assist women who have experienced human rights violations, and been failed by processes in Australia, this guide can be used to seek redress from international complaint mechanisms.
04 April 2011 | This guide has been issued to help designers, architects, builders and clients to better understand the Disability (Access to Premises - buildings) Standards 2010 which will commence on 1 May 2011.
25 March 2013 | As governments and tech companies are systematically restricting our liberties, and creating an online surveillance state, Dan Gillmor suggests steps we can take as individuals to be more secure and free, and to take back the permissions we're losing.
05 December 2012 | ZDNet's Stilgherrian latest podcast looks at Australia's newly-announced internet "filtering" plan relies on an unprecedented interpretation of the law and will do little to prevent the spread of child abuse material.