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.
The High Court's highly anticipated decision on the constitutionality of the school chaplaincy program could lead to a radical rethink of how the federal government spends public money, writes George Williams.
A recent constitutional challenge to parts of Queensland's anti-bike laws provides the High Court with a platform to clarify how fundamental values are protected from legislative infringement, writes Rebecca Ananian-Welsh.
The recent High Court decision regarding native title rights in Western Australia has reminded governments that accepting coexistence might be wiser than insisting on extinguishment, writes Sean Brennan.
The High Court’s approach to decision-making underwent a major change in 2013, with a move away from the high levels of dissent seen in recent years to a more consensus outlook, an analysis has found. OPINION
The Coalition's plan for processing asylum seekers will be challenged in the courts and will likely fail, putting a future Coaliton government back at square one on asylum policy, argues George Williams.
The Federal Government can remove the legal risks facing the PNG plan by amending the Migration Act and legislating in breach of the refugee convention. But this may be a step too far for Parliament, writes George Williams.
The period of unanimous decision making in Australia's highest court is well and truly over with Justice Dyson Heydon cementing his place as the new Great Dissenter, a review of the High Court's 2012 record shows.