The government’s loss of the Solicitor-General's legal acumen and integrity is only the first blow. More serious is the harm done to the office itself, writes Gabrielle Appleby.
The government's bill to allow dual nationals to be stripped of their Australian citizenship is seriously incompatible with the rule of law and that makes it a threat to us all, writes Martin Krygier.
Just days before she is due to deliver an annual human rights lecture at UNSW, Zimbabwean lawyer and government critic Beatrice Mtetwa is again facing criminal charges.
The dramatic interactions between mass media, democracy and the rule of law will be the focus of a major international conference at the University of New South Wales (Sept 5-6).
The effectiveness of efforts by military and civilian agencies to cultivate the rule of law in Afghanistan is the focus of an international symposium at the UNSW next week.