The High Court judges unanimously held that a person must be released from immigration detention where there is no real prospect of them being deported in the foreseeable future.
From a legal standpoint, there is a difference between a state and a territory, and for some that justifies giving territory voters less say.
A Voice to Parliament would advise the “executive government” – that is, ministers and the public service – on issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Legislation is an unsatisfactory way to institute a Voice to Parliament because, among other reasons, it would make the body insecure and vulnerable to the whims of different governments.
This constitutional reform process may be ‘unorthodox’, but it’s entirely appropriate.
Five experts grade the major parties’ policies and past actions on pursuing a First Nations Voice to Parliament.
Everyone from human rights experts to famous cricketers are expressing their disgust at the federal government's India travel ban. Its legality depends on what laws you are looking at.
Problems with section 44 of the Constitution have absorbed a great deal of time, money and energy over the past year – politicians should now work towards genuine reform.
The constitutional text on dual citizenship that has proved so significant more than a century later, was a last minute change that was drafted in private and accepted out of weariness, writes Hal Colebatch.
Unwittingly being a citizen of somewhere else does not breach the constitution's demand for sole loyalty to Australia, writes Rosalind Dixon.