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Law Report


Promoting indigenous economic empowerment

We have a long way to go in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The Federal government regards economic empowerment as a key way of raising indigenous living standards. And the Indigenous Procurement Policy (or IPP) is a central plank in promoting this...

Unintended consequences of women in prison

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

Foreign parents, Australian children

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...

Interpreters in the justice system

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 or...

Digital disruptors

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 revolutionising major industries...