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The Coalition's new asylum policy will degrade administrative decision-making, undermine accountability and leave refugees in a permanent state of psychological and legal limbo, write Jane McAdam and Ben Saul.

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A new handbook by Prue Vines shows that a legal document can help bridge the divide between the courts and Aboriginal culture when it comes to the wishes of the dead.

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People forced to leave their homes due to climate change and natural disasters don't want to be called refugees; they want to be seen as valued migrants, moving with the respect of the international community, writes Jane McAdam

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We still have a long way to go before people understand that domestic violence is a crime that should be met with zero tolerance, writes Alecia Simmonds.

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The National Children’s and Youth Law Centre based at UNSW Law will receive a funding injection of $90,000 from the Federal Government.

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Two UNSW Law academics have helped Myanmar edge closer to constitutional reform following an historic conference in the country's capital Yangon.

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Law reform is urgently required to make it far harder for inaccurate and misleading transcripts of conversations to be accepted as reliable evidence, argues Helen Fraser.

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Removing the mainland from the migration zone effectively shuts down Australia as an asylum country for people fleeing by boat, and is breach of faith by the Labor government, argues Jane McAdam.

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Our anti-terrorism laws are unnecessary, go too far and lack appropriate safeguards. Two recent independent reports make it clear the laws need urgent repair, or even repeal, argues George Williams.

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The role of local government has expanded over the last century, assuming greater responsibilities in service-delivery. In light of this, formal recognition in the Constitution is seen by many as a must, writes Shipra Chordia.

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