We may have welcomed the digital assistant into our lives, but according to the ACCC, we should kick them out, tout de suite.
With the North Sydney Council banning smoking in public places, one can surmise that a countrywide ban is not far away. Yes, smoking is in decline, and yes, the health effects are well known, but is it an overstep?
The parliamentary review of the AFP’s metadata laws unearthed something horrifying. The AFP readily admitted to accessing our IP addresses, telephone records and emails 20,000 times over the last twelve months.
After flaming a local doctor with a negative Google review, the NSW Supreme Court has ordered a Sydney woman to pay that doctor half a million dollars in damages.
The murder of a homeless woman is an issue of gender, but it should also expose the awful conditions those experiencing homelessness face in this country.
After pleading guilty to more than fifty charges, paedophile Ruecha Tokputza will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
The Queensland police implemented the most intrusive facial recognition software to monitor the public. It returned zero results.
The man taping himself running over emus was found, not by police, but by social media.
According to an internal investigation, the NSW police failed to act on a complaint against a known sexual offender, which resulted in a horrific outcome.
In the run-up to our Federal Election, Facebook is under fire for purported use of fake news to influence our democratic processes.
The police officer who illegally accessed the database to leak the address of a domestic violence victim to a friend has been found guilty by the court. However, the story does not stop there.
The private prison system in Queensland is beset by over-crowding, low staffing and the excessive use of force. Now, their government is stepping back in, at a cost of $111 million.
After Dino secretly recorded one of Mel’s conversations, the matter is now a legal one. But, how illegal is it?
As it stands, a third of domestic violence victims are men. However, a conversation around that topic has been limited. Why?
Operation Persist sees investigators canvas prisoners for information regarding existing crimes. Despite the success, there are some critics of the program, and it raises a series of ethical questions.
‘New year, new me’ seemingly holds true to the world of law, so let’s have a quick look at what is coming into effect in 2019.
After yet more examples of workers getting short-changed, many are calling for the theft of wages to be enshrined in criminal law.
The evidence might be strong, and their acts of violence appalling, however many NSW police officers who cross the line are being cleared by internal investigations.
A number of at-risk kids will spend Christmas in hotel rooms, looking after by support workers on rostered shifts. The system in place is not working, and the problem is growing.
With instances of police brutality, misconduct and abuse of powers now greater known, the taxpayer is outraged over having to foot the bill for the actions of rogue police officers.
The habitual crimes of Glenn Antony Hartland, aka the “Tinder rapist”, highlight how easy it is to be punished by the system before being freed to reoffend.
Last week, we reported that the QLD police is protecting one of their officers who illegally used their database to track a victim as a favour. Now, the officer in question is refusing to testify. He remains in the police force.