Why NSW needs a specialist Coroners Court

Former Deputy State Coroner Hugh Dillon argues that it’s time for an overhaul of how NSW investigates and reports on sudden or unexplained deaths.

‘There are too many SH*TTY loopholes’

Almost one in five Australian women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime but less than one per cent of those crimes…

The rise of the tracksuit economy

Lawyers were once notorious for spending long hours at their desks compared to other professionals. But a new generation is revolting against this culture of…

Old dogs learn new tricks in prison

An innovative program is saving abandoned pooches and placing them in the care of prison inmates to be rehabilitated.

A stroke of luck

Former Justice Carolyn Simpson retired from the NSW Court of Appeal in March, with a humility and a powerful message for aspiring young lawyers.

E-books and other digital products: why Australia’s consumer laws are lacking

If an appliance or device is faulty, the law provides a remedy. The same is true for physical books and music media – but not…

A plea for humanity

Cindy Wockner recounts the final hours of Australian drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan and explains why she is campaigning for the death penalty…

Crushing waves

A devastating cancer diagnosis forced lawyer, wife and mother Lillian Leigh to re-evaluate her priorities and to cherish each and every moment.

Is this the new normal?

Is there a danger that too many anti-terrorism laws in Australia could take essential freedoms away?

Tough work at the coalface of change

Human rights defenders across the world are fighting for gender equality.