According to the federal government, quick action to instigate stimulus policies saved the Australian economy. The real story is rather different though, writes Peter Swan.
It is disappointing that the importance of maintaining a healthy federal judiciary is not reflected in the current bills before parliament, writes Andrew Lynch.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has secured a major victory in its battle to enforce the efficacy of the continuous disclosure regime as well as its standing as a model litigant, writes Justin O'Brien.
There is an alternative to going to court, with the introduction of Small Business Commissioners, who resolve disputes with little or no involvement from lawyers, writes Frank Zumbo.
Europe is in a major bind. The only way to make Greece, Spain and Portugal competitive is to force major adjustments upon them, writes Ross Buckley.
Intent on making her mark, Nicola Roxon is initiating many law reform processes, including long overdue changes to complaints against judges, writes George Williams.
Leading taxation academic Professor Robert Deutsch has been appointed Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Secrecy around investigations into contentious deaths involving police risks further entrenching distrust in the community, writes Rebecca Scott Bray.
Curiosity, experimentation, achieving the unachievable, and pushing boundaries tend to be the things that turn top talent on, writes Chris Styles.
The regulator's chairman has said class action litigation is a good market-driven solution, but how does that translate to ASIC's policy position, asks Michael Legg.