Business & Law

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Stephen Gageler's appointment as the next High Court judge reflects the broader policy objectives of the Commonwealth, writes George Williams.

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Former High Court chief justice Gerard Brennan has delivered UNSW's annual Hal Wootten lecture, touching on issues from sharia law to the importance of the jury.

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Former Chief Justice of the High Court Sir Gerard Brennan will deliver this year’s Hal Wootten lecture on Thursday 23 August.

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Bricks and mortar retailers have to get smarter if they want to keep their customers, writes Frank Zumbo.

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Criminal trials are about much more than declarations of guilt or innocence - often they are about public spectacle, all the more true when lycra clad punks are involved, write Fergal Davis and Svetlana Tyulkina.

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Restricting the right to silence has a very expensive corollary: the NSW government would have to fund free access to legal advice and organise duty solicitors to be on hand in police stations, writes David Dixon.

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The recommendations of the expert panel on asylum-seekers are disappointingly regressive and lacking in vision and imagination, write Jane McAdam, Mary Crock and Daniel Ghezelbash.

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The review of the London Internbank Offered Rate represents a wasted opportunity, as the proposed rules and regulations lack originality and ambition, writes Justin O'Brien.

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Australia needs laws for the investigation and prosecution of terrorism. However, we should not retain ineffective legislation that has been discredited overseas, writes George Williams.

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If we want market forces to work for us, rather than against us, we may need to start exercising a bit more policy creativity, writes Jenny Stewart.

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