I, the awful Aboriginal

Sydney lawyer Trent Wallace often has to prove his Aboriginality. It can be frustrating and heart-breaking.

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World-first legal battle hopes to save a culture

A group of Torres Strait Islanders is filing a human rights complaint against the Australian Government. They say a lack of action on climate change…

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Is Australia next in line for an opioid class action?

The US opioid epidemic has been described as the worst drug crisis in American history. Is Australia at risk of a similar disaster?

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Year 101: What next for women in law?

It is 101 years since Australian women won the right to practise law in NSW, but barriers to gender equality remain.

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Who’s judging the judges?

At the annual Opening of Law Term Dinner in Sydney on 30 January, His Honour Tom Bathurst SC ruminated on the state of judicial accountability.

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‘Lawyers are expected to tolerate sexual harassment or pay the price’

Australian lawyers report high rates of sexual harassment. It is ironic in a profession that is supposed to know the law best.

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For the love of animals

Australia has the chance to join a growing number of nations including China, the UK and France, which are closing legal loopholes that allow domestic…

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The most reviled of crimes

Sex offenders are arguably the most loathed members of society, but much of what we think we know about them is wrong.

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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.

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