Monica La Macchia

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14 Dec 2016

To mitigate uncertainty and ensure consistent protection for journalists, Australia needs an all-encompassing, national shield law like New Zealand has.

Australia’s inferiority to leading democracies in ensuring press freedom and free flow of information is nothing new. But we can add failing to acknowledge...

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17 Oct 2016

This introduction presents some of the key themes and factors associated with rates of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system. It provides a summary of literature that evaluates policy proposals to reduce these rates, discussing how dominant societal...


4 May 2016

Evolution of the media and how news is consumed in Australia has prompted reforms to media ownership laws. Current laws focus on traditional sources of news and fail to accommodate for the instantaneous and unregulated nature of the Internet. Reform has been encouraged to allow...

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