Depending on who you are, you could face a longer wait for citizenship in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK, writes Sangeetha Pillai.
Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees, write George Williams and Daniel Reynolds.
Australia is in the midst of a free speech debate that threatens to go nowhere, writes George Williams.
Constantly changing the law after media outcries over particular cases produces distortions in the law for short-term political gain, writes David Brown.
The NSW Parliament's recent criminal justice reforms diminish human rights, add to the complexity of criminal justice and increase the risk of wrongful conviction, argue Gary Edmond and David Hamer.
Young people believe sexting and cyber bullying should be against the law, but under 18s should never be charged with child pornography offences or placed on the sex offender register, a survey shows.
UNSW legal experts, drug researchers and health professionals have backed a call by a group of eminent Australians for an overhaul of the approach to illicit drugs.