Business & Law

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Clover Moore is seeking special dispensation to remain both Lord Mayor and MP for Sydney, but her plea will be rightly ignored, writes George Williams.

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Could the sheer size of Campbell Newman's victory in the Queensland election sow the seeds of a British-style Westminster revolt, asks Fergal Davis.

Drugs

UNSW legal experts, drug researchers and health professionals have backed a call by a group of eminent Australians for an overhaul of the approach to illicit drugs.

National Security

The National Security Monitor gets a provisional 'A" in his first year in a role that aims to review the operation, effectiveness and necessity of Australia's anti-terrorism laws, write Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity.

Veil

Jury trial is about involving the community in the process of determining guilt or innocence. So why did a UK court prohibit a woman in a veil from fulfilling her civic duty, asks Dr Fergal Davis.

Telco

Chinese telco Huawei's investment strategy in Australia lies in tatters after it was judged a national security risk, writes Justin O'Brien.

FOFA

The Federal Government's financial planning industry reforms have profound ramifications at both the behavioural and legal level, one of the architects of the reforms argues on a new UNSW website.

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Australian advocates of a Bill of Rights might want to consider a recent court judgment from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, law academic Fergal Davis warns.

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The problem with class actions that are backed by litigation funders is that a lawyer in such a case may give preference to the wishes of the funder, writes Associate Professor Michael Legg .

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We must be a lucky country if debate about a one percent company tax rate change dominates our headlines, writes Professor Robert Deutsch.

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