Political crimes and offenses

Report

7 Jun 2018

This paper argues that arresting experts attempting to resolve a water crisis threatening the survival of the Iranian people is demonstrable of the fact that the regime in Tehran is not interested in such endeavours.

Commentary

7 Dec 2017

Proposed criminal offences, with regard to foreign interference in Australian politics and national security, will significantly expand the scope of existing laws against espionage and treason. This will make it easier to prosecute spies and other foreign nationals who seek undue influence over Australian business...

Commentary

19 Sep 2017

Some of the most serious allegations against the reforming Attorney-General turned High Court judge centre on his relationships - real or imagined - with three notorious Sydney figures.

Audio interview

14 Sep 2017

Documents relating to an inquiry conducted more than thirty years ago, into bribery allegations against Lionel Murphy, have been made public.

Commentary

16 Aug 2017

Let’s face it, the only way to live in dignity, inside this depraved society we inhabit, is to resist. That being so, to go to prison is really nothing more than to maintain simple human dignity, it’s really nothing to brag about.— Liu Xiaobo, “Letter...

Research report

3 Aug 2017

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that former NSW minister for infrastructure Anthony Kelly and former members of Parliament, Edward Obeid Sr and Joseph Tripodi, engaged in serious corrupt conduct in relation to their actions concerning a public private partnership (PPP) proposal...

Journal article

8 May 2017

Considers whether trading in influence is a problem in New Zealand and scopes out examples identified elsewhere.

Research report

15 Dec 2016

The Synergy Automotive Repairs Program (Synergy Program) is a diversionary social enterprise aimed at positively impacting the lives of young people involved in motor vehicle offending (e.g. theft, vandalism, hooning).

Book

15 Jun 2016

On 11 September 1973, the Chilean Chief of the Armed Forces Augusto Pinochet overthrew the Popular Unity government of Salvador Allende and installed a military dictatorship. Yet this is a book not of parties or ideologies but public history. It focuses on the memorials and...

Research report

18 Jan 2016

Prolific offenders are found to make a disproportionate contribution to the total volume of offending and recidivism, according to this report.

Aim: To examine the frequency of contacts (police cautions, youth justice conferences, or finalised court appearances at which one or more offences...

Journal article

2 Jul 2010

ABSTRACT

Hatred of America expressed in the 11 September attack is more than matched by the hatred by Americans for Islamists expressed in the war on Afghanistan, the War against Terror and the threatened wars against the ‘Axis of Evil’. It is argued...

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