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The latter part of this essay will argue that this distortion of the democratic process by private wealth cannot be reconciled with a principle the High Court has recently found to be implied in the Constitution.
by Max Atkinson - 26/10/2016 - 1 comment
Countries especially those in the US-led global coalition to counter ISIL now face a terrorist threat level that is higher than it was post 9/11.
On the one hand, staying with their own group has helped them to overcome the barriers of isolation and insecurity, but on the other it has made it more difficult for them to build relations.
by Dilini Withanalage - 25/10/2016 - 7 comments
Along with most other shooters, however, I also believe that pump action shotguns of up to five rounds magazine capacity should never have been banned.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 24/10/2016 - 22 comments
News Ltd columnist Jamie Walker recently confected an imaginative new crisis between assisted dying law reform and the Australian life insurance industry.
by Neil Francis - 19/10/2016 - 1 comment
As in the US, the Sex Offender Registry could pave the road to absurdity, as seemingly harmless crimes are registered under the registry as well.
by Erika Salmon - 7/10/2016 - 21 comments
It does not mean that they have a right to a certificate from the government which affirms their relationship as a marriage.
by Michael Thompson - 5/10/2016 - 16 comments
The dozen reasons set out below for softening Australia’s position on refugees are idealistic, humanitarian, legal, practical and economic.
by Peter Bowden - 30/09/2016 - 41 comments
So the state would get to decide if a Jewish school can refuse to hire a Muslim maths teacher (and vice versa) and whether a Christina church can refuse to hire a Buddhist as a youth leader or pastoral care worker.
by Mark Sneddon - 28/09/2016 - 4 comments
However the act doesn't give respondents any recourse against a DMCA takedown notice before any material is taken down by the ISPs and OSPs.
by Murray Hunter - 26/09/2016 - 6 comments
As the Sydney Morning Herald observed, the US program 'echoes Australia's use of Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea'.
by Binoy Kampmark - 23/09/2016 - 6 comments
Since 2012, Karen has been held in a carefully managed prison of silence, while her family uses her disability cash to fund their mortgage payments, household expenses and home renovations.
by Patricia Eisele - 23/09/2016 - 32 comments


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