Turnbull government has quietly started to reform the welfare system, as they look to save money by introducing one universal payment, regardless of the recipient’s situation.
In a long-overdue move, apprehended domestic violence orders are now enforceable nationwide, allowing the victims of DV the freedom of escape.
As the continuing crisis on Manus redefines how we’re viewed as a nation, I believe we should pay the price for our actions.
Despite the magnitude of the leak, the whole ‘Paradise Papers’ fiasco passed without sustained comment. Why? Well, we might have a clue.
In NSW, more than enough vacant properties exist in which to house the homeless, but is the solution that easy?
Criminality, as well as stigma, continues to circle around the sex industry, in fact, a recent report has outlined how harmful both aspects or on those who work that trade.
The Northern Territory police recently faced backlash for naming child offenders on Facebook, but they’re well within their rights to do so, even if they’re out of touch with UN law.
The streets of Adelaide will be the testing grounds of a bold new strategy to solve homelessness in this country. But if it works, can it be implemented elsewhere?
Justice Michael Kirby once railed against the upcoming postal survey, but has since changed his tune. In order to find out, we sat down with the High Court’s great dissenter.
The visceral mistreatment of those at Don Dale and other detention centres are merely the tip of the iceberg. Similar practices are rife in that industry, away from the watchful eye o the government.
Not long after the police forcibly shut down a kitchen that housed and fed the homeless, the Berejiklian government ensured the future holds more of the same.
The government’s derided work for the dole program is wreaking havoc in regional communities, with the vast majority of those under the heel of the program are Indigenous Australians.
In the wake of the Lindt siege, the NSW government has loosened the law regarding lethal force. But is this move part and parcel of today’s policing or are we moving toward a police state?
Earlier in the week, the council forcibly shut down a kitchen that was sheltering the homeless. Since then, Housing NSW has stepped in and provided housing for those affected.
A kitchen that looks to house and feed the homeless is facing pressure from Sydney City Council, but according to those who run it, they’re not going anywhere.
A local court has overruled the Sydney City Council after they saught to prosecute a man for being homeless, representing an important precedent.
As it stands, Australia is the only western nation that does not have a bill guaranteeing its citizens’ rights. With our trust in the system deteriorating, is it time for a sweeping change?
As we’ve learned from the United Airlines fiasco, all parties concerned were just “doing their job”. This is what happens when training gets in the way of personal accountability.
The prison system is out-dated, broken and expensive to run. But should we tear down the walls for a modern solution? One pioneering group says yes.
Those in support of a regulated drug market now includes legislators, politicians and law enforcers. The time to decriminalise is now.
“Gay panic” was a legal defence where “unwanted gay advances” were successfully argued to reduce murder charges to manslaughter. As of this week in Queensland: no more.
Despite it being green-lit, the government’s medicinal marijuana scheme is now hamstrung by bureaucratic process and smoke and mirrors.