Previous reforms have produced improvements, but victims of sexual violence are still having negative experiences in court.
A report led by UNSW researchers has highlighted the negative effect of COVID-19 fines.
UNSW Law & Justice’s Professor Luke McNamara says NAIDOC week provides a moment to reflect on the rate of Indigenous youth incarceration in Australia.
Australian Human Rights Institute’s Allison Carter and UNSW Law & Justice’s Luke McNamara explain what the reforms mean for preventative responses to sexual violence and their impact from a criminal justice perspective.
It's time to stop investing in punitive criminal justice responses that trap Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in cycles of imprisonment and disadvantage, states open letter.
At one time, law and order was seen by some as a sure-fire voter winner in elections - but that's changing after a concerted effort by Victoria's opposition appeared to backfire badly.
While some complain that anti-discrimination laws stifle freedom of speech, there is good evidence that they make a more harmonious, safe and equal society.
The time is right for a crash course on section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, its exemptions and the powers of the Australian Human Rights Commission, write Katharine Gelber and Luke McNamara.
The 'good old days' when we could make racist comments without legal recourse were not that good at all – especially for those on the receiving end, writes Luke McNamara.
The debate around amending Section 18C is a furphy: the law is there to guard against the most-damaging vilification, and very few cases end up in court, writes Luke McNamara.