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The vast majority of Sudanese Australians have integrated successfully into the fabric of Australian society, yet a small number are at-risk for violence and other criminal activities. This study identifes the self-reported life experiences and offending patterns of Sudanese-Australian youth in custody.
The Swinburne Leadership Institute presents the third in its series Change Agents, which profiles the extraordinary work of ordinary citizens who emerge to lead important social change. Joanne McCarthy and Peter Fox discuss how they overcame the odds to force a government to finally address...
Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus has pointed to Britain’s parliamentary oversight of security agencies as a way of moderating Australia’s latest security laws.
IN A SERIES of unusual moves over the past couple of weeks, Labor has exhibited what looks like a degree of...
Can the G20 hope to make measurable progress in the fight against corruption?
With the heads of government and the central bankers from the world’s twenty biggest economies about to gather in Brisbane for the G20, the emerging signs of a faltering global...
Susan Lever welcomes Helen Garner’s perceptive account of the courtroom dramas unleashed one Father’s Day near Geelong
Many of us prefer not to think too much about the deaths of three little brothers on Father’s Day 2005 after their father drove them into...
John Howard’s gun buyback scheme had more than one benefit
Did the buyback save lives? As someone with a connection to two of Australia’s worst gun massacres, I’ve always been interested in finding out. But the public debate seemed frustratingly simplistic. Some anti-gun...
The federal government’s plan to abolish the permanent security oversight body is based on a flawed reading of its role, argue Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity.
WHEN Tony Abbott outlined the content of the government’s first “repeal day” – “the biggest...
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...
The Victorian government’s announcement that it is ceasing publication of its yearly Statistical Profile of Prisoners at a time of unprecedented growth in prisoners in Victoria is deeply disturbing and entirely unjustifiable.
The Statistical Profile which has been freely available for decades and easily...
The ANU's Brendan McCaffrie discusses a way of removing partisan bias from the formulation of Australia's electoral laws. His proposal for an Independent Electoral Law Committee seeks to remove the partisan influence of the major parties from electoral law-making. Although the major parties may be...