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Monica La Macchia

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Existing shield laws do little to protect Australians, or our democracy

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 the...
Briefing paper

An introduction to over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system

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...
Guide

Media ownership reforms

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...