After a recent video surfaced showing a schoolkid traumatised by parent-sanctioned punishment, we ask…can third party punishment ever be justified?
Peter Dutton’s new powers, allowing him to solely revoke citizenship, move us further from the liberal democracy we treasure, toward the nanny state we fear.
The inner-workings of Hollywood divorce, unmasking a fraud and international police misconduct all accompany your Sunday Breakfast Long Reads – Richard Jackson
Frank Sinatra was charged with seduction in 1938, but did you know that seduction was also a civil offence in Australia? Ugur Nedim gives us a brief history.
Anecdotal law addict Ugur Nedim looks at the story behind the stuffed owl defence lawyer, and other strange tales from the courtroom.
With new laws coming into effect, Ugur Nedim cautions that our fears regarding freedom of speech in Australia may be about to be realised.
After a slew of high-profile wrongful arrest cases in NSW and the ACT, Ugur Nedim cautions that the police may not always have a full grasp of the laws they’re supposed to be upholding.
It’s the conversation no-one wants to have, but failing to disclose a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to a partner could land you in trouble with the law – Ugur Nedim warns you to think clearly through this one before making a decision.
Ugur Nedim wonders if it’s fair that sexting teenagers risk being charged with child sex offences…even when they send messages with the full consent from their partner.
July Ai reckons Harvard professor Ben Edelman broke a fundamental law when he sued a restaurant for a $4 overcharge – the law of not being an idiot!
Xavier Toby says there’s nothing wrong with the handling of the Eric Garner case, as the US police have always been racist…we just weren’t supposed to notice.
Sexsomnia sounds like a good opening for a bad gag or movie title (“Parasomnial Activity”, anyone?), but it’s no joke to Natasha Mann or for those who suffer it and their victims.