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.
NSW's new biodiversity legislation will achieve the opposite of what it is trying to do and will accelerate extinction of native flora and fauna rather than arrest its alarming decline, writes Richard Kingsford.
The Abbott government’s expedited passage of national security laws in 2014 demonstrated an underlying disrespect for the legislative process, writes Gabrielle Appleby.
Are financial advisors under a Coalition government about to win even more freedom in the way they are remunerated, ask Dimity Kingsford Smith and Viroshan Poologasundram.
Economic development cannot be the sole or even the main consideration when judging the legitimacy of planning and development regulations, write Patrick Harris and Peter Sainsbury.
The High Court's decision in Williams v Commonwealth, the school chaplains' case, defies a quick fix, writes Andrew Lynch.