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The Coronial inquest into the death of Ms Dhu, a Yamatji woman from Western Australia is in its final stages.
In 2014, the 22 year old was pronounced dead at the Hedland Health Campus, 45 hours after being taken into police custody for unpaid...
Australians are referendum reluctant. Only eight out of forty-four constitutional referendums have succeeded.
In Switzerland the population votes four times year, on about ten different direct democracy initiatives.
New Zealand referenda are not as regular but this week our kiwi cousins are voting...
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...
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...
In this special feature The Law Report travels to the Kimberley region in northwest West Australia to visit a unique prison.
Opened in late 2012, the West Kimberley Regional Prison is specifically designed to house indigenous offenders.
It's a very different place from...
Those living in regional centres can often face real challenges in seeking legal assistance to escape abusive marriages or to simply take out apprehended violence orders against dangerous partners. Now a pilot scheme is using internet-based video technology to provide much needed legal services for...
A new report by The Grattan Institute titled Cities: who decides? looks closely at eight successful OS cities and asks - is there something in the way they make decisions - that has impacted on their success?
Jane-Frances Kelly, author of the report and...
The Murray Darling Basin Authority released its much anticipated plan and, as expected, the plan calls for drastic cuts in water allocation to farmers.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority released its much anticipated plan. The authority was set up in 2008 to take responsibility...
Recently a mother was banned from exposing her child to neo-Nazi websites. To what extent will the courts prevent a parent from teaching/exposing/indoctrinating their child about their ideas or beliefs?