The attack on a fellow Jewish family of Bondi is alarming, but the response from the local community gives some comfort, writes Fergal Davis.
History demonstrates that double dissolutions can be tricky. If Tony Abbott does opt for that option, there will be many in the Coalition hoping that he’s got his polling right, writes Fergal Davis.
The electoral system is not reflective of the will of the people, but there are three potential reforms, writes Fergal Davis.
Having a 'right to education' can open a legal minefield, writes Fergal Davis.
The peace process has failed to deliver for the Loyalists of Northern Ireland. A moment of supreme political leadership is needed to prevent a return to anarchy, writes Fergal Davis.
Western Australia should reconsider its desire to secede, as the move can undermine the legitimacy of the existing constitutional structures and cast doubt on the state's authority, argues Fergal Davis.
Campbell Newman's historic majority is proving to be a real source of irritation as it has focused attention on the enemy within, argues Fergal Davis.
David Hicks' future is as much a matter of politics as the law, but getting our leaders to step in and support him seems unlikely, write Fergal Davis and Nicola McGarrity.
Australian advocates of a Bill of Rights might want to consider a recent court judgment from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, law academic Fergal Davis warns.
In the era of social networking, are smartphones jeopardising our right to trial by jury, asks Dr Fergal Davis from UNSW's Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.