Facebook tried to use Australia as a warning to the rest of the world about what happens when you try to regulate them. Instead, they have shown that they are no longer the friendly social network and will go to great lengths to get their way.
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Dr. Sangeetha Pillai writes about the story of Zaki Haidari and how he got caught up in Australia’s ‘legacy caseload’ legal limbo.
It is clear, now more than ever, that the Federal Government’s policy approach towards unemployment benefits — as a social good and a human right — warrants public scrutiny.
Australia remains the only democracy that does not have a specific law concerning compensation for those wrongfully convicted, despite scores of innocent people going to prison for crimes they did not commit.
Companies are facing increased scrutiny over modern slavery, but where do we stand on human trafficking?
Hong Kong’s new National Security Law must be understood as a transnational, as well as a local mechanism for repression.
India’s Hindu nationalist government has put in place two pieces of legislation that could lead to the biggest crisis of citizenship since World War II.
Citizenship in Australia is not a constitutional right, leaving Australian citizenship law vulnerable to political whims.
Daryl Yang considers the criminalisation of non-disclosure of HIV in Singapore, and the implications of a recent legal development for LGBTQ+ Singaporeans.
Jacqueline Peel and Hari M. Osofsky explore whether communities vulnerable to the severe threats of climate change can claim their human rights have been breached.