Just how widespread is the exploitation of foreign workers in Australia? A UNSW Law academic is part of a new research project designed to find out.


We can thank a single-minded mother for nurturing the ambition of former Chief Justice of the High Court Sir Anthony Mason.


A national anti-corruption body is needed to help keep politicians and public servants accountable, George Williams writes.


Promoting competition between banks could mean a better experience for customers, writes Rob Nicholls.


Sir Anthony Mason and Professor George Williams will discuss past trends and future challenges for Australian law and government in the inaugural Mason Conversation at UNSW on Tuesday 4 October. 


asylum seekers

The pledges made by Australia at yesterday's refugee summit in New York are welcome, but fall far short of what is required to make any significant difference to global protection needs, writes Jane McAdam.

Same-sex marriage

The poor fit between the plebiscite question on same-sex marriage and the legal change required could be a significant problem, writes George Williams. 

Park(ing) day

This Friday is PARK(ing) Day, when people pay a parking meter then turn the space into a pop-up parklet. It's a day that invites citizens to rethink the city and their place in it, writes Amelia Thorpe.

free speech

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.


Weekly visits by UNSW students to the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre have culminated in a special issue of Human Rights Defender magazine.