Mike Baird has announced changes to the state's political finance laws,but they may be overturned by a constitutional challenge lodged by former Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy, writes George Williams.
The anti-terror bill, which allows journalists to be jailed for reporting on intelligence operations and lets ASIO spy on computer networks, has sailed through parliament with dangerous speed, writes George Williams
The commonwealth has suffered three major High Court defeats that have set limits to its spending power. It's time it gets the message and recognises the rules of the game have changed, writes George Williams.
With Australia’s main political parties overwhelmingly in favour of indefinite detention for refugees with an adverse security assessment, the High Court offers the final hope for a fair go, writes George Williams.