Law reform

26 April 2017

The Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council prepared this report on sentences imposed by the Tasmanian courts in cases where a person is seriously injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle...

Audio podcast
2 March 2017

A discussion on the international terrorism, its impact on Australia, and counter-terrorism legislation from 2014 onwards.

27 February 2017

This audit found that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's enterprise risk management framework does not adequately address the risk of Australian Border Force's officers...

Conference paper
16 February 2017

This paper argues that an aspect of dysfunctionality is the potential impact of planning laws made at the centre which inhibit the flow of capital into a regional town. It asks, is it time to...

15 February 2017

The committee considers that this inquiry into the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill provides an opportunity to consider much of this evidence in a more collegiate...

Journal article
13 February 2017

This article evaluates the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) to see if it improves on the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) when it comes to Indigenous participation in water...

8 February 2017

The purpose of this website is to consolidate information about national security law and policy in Australia in a clear and accessible form so as to improve public knowledge of this field.

8 February 2017

Examines the counter-terrorism questioning powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Federal Police, and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission.

Audio interview
31 January 2017

Those Australians who support watering down the anti-hate laws in the Racial Discriminaton Act have received a boost.

Discussion paper
10 January 2017

This guide sets out the NSW Government’s proposals to update the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) through a series of targeted amendments.