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13 Jun 2017

While women still only make up a small percentage of the overall prison population, their rate of imprisonment is rocketing.

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) showed a 42% increase of imprisonment rates over the last ten years for women, compared to a 24% increase for men...

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01 Mar 2016

Australians are referendum reluctant. Only eight out of forty-four constitutional referendums have succeeded.

In Switzerland the population votes four times year, on about ten different direct democracy initiatives.

New Zealand referenda are not as regular but this week our kiwi...

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07 Jul 2015

If a temporary migrant has a baby with an Australian, the baby is a citizen. But if the couple splits up, the foreign parent doesn't have the right to stay in Australia and stay close to their child. It's often up to the Immigration Minister to decide whether or not it is in the public interest...

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10 Feb 2015

One in four Australians are born overseas and over a third have English as their second language.

Interpreters are crucial in our justice system.

Their jobs include interpreting interviews with police suspects, sometimes they attend court and may even accompany police on drug raids...

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30 Sep 2014

The Federal Government's draft Harper Competition Review calls for a root and branch rethink of the way we regulate commerce, including old established industries that are being revolutionised by on-line and smart-phone technology.

Around the world companies like Uber and Airbnb are...

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20 May 2014

In this special feature The Law Reporttravels to the Kimberley region in northwest West Australia to visit a unique prison.

Opened in late 2012, the West Kimberley Regional Prison is specifically designed to house indigenous offenders.

It's a very different place...

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25 Feb 2014

Do we need tighter regulation on the web, especially when it involves children? The Federal government proposes the appointment of a Child E-Safety Commissioner and new bullying offences.

Total running time: 29:00

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29 Oct 2013

Those living in regional centres can often face real challenges in seeking legal assistance to escape abusive marriages or to simply take out apprehended violence orders against dangerous partners. Now a pilot scheme is using internet-based video technology to provide much needed legal...

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02 Sep 2013

This week Michaela Banerji, a Canberra civil servant who wrote critical tweets about Australia's asylum seeker policy, lodged an appeal with the Federal Court after losing her right to post her private opinions under an anonymous name. Her dispute is likely to become a test case for every civil...

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13 May 2009

Recently a mother was banned from exposing her child to neo-Nazi websites. To what extent will the courts prevent a parent from teaching/exposing/indoctrinating their child about their ideas or beliefs?

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