Debates about freedom of speech, privacy, anti-terror laws and ASIO powers make George Williams’ book urging a national charter of rights more timely than ever.
A simple referendum question about consitutional change would leave the parliament to handle the detail of how to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a voice in the legislative process, writes Rosalind Dixon.
Tony Abbott's conservative manifesto proposal for governments to bypass the Senate is a step too far in the balance of federal power, writes George Williams.
The recent forced removal of homeless people from a camp in central Sydney raises some difficult questions, writes Amelia Thorpe.
Claiming to act on behalf of a terrorist network is not enough to amount to terrorism, writes George Williams.
Technology is rapidly changing the legal profession so lawyers need to focus on what they can provide that a machine cannot, writes Michael Legg.
We need to think more creatively about pre-emptive responses to displacement linked to the impacts of climate change and disasters, writes Jane McAdam.
Mabo forced us to confront the convenient fiction upon which Australia was built, writes George Williams.
Proceeds of crime are covered by federal and state laws, both of which could apply in a case like that of Schapelle Corby, writes Nicholas Cowdery.
Indigenous Australians have issued a statement calling for constitutional reform that is substantive and meaningful. So what come next, asks Harry Hobbs.