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Sun, sea and … storm surges: bayside buyers beware

By Gideon Cohen, Pauline Février, Hannah Vandenbogaerde
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The environmental rule of law is fraying

By Bruce Lindsay

To many observers who increasingly despair at the limp efforts by governments and corporations to address the climate emergency, environmental law can seem like one of the most viable strategies to meaningfully and swiftly address the crisis. Environmental law, given that it’s concerned with the protection of environmental ‘public goods’ or ‘commons’

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Don’t look away.

By Gina McColl

Right Now set a challenge for a lucky bunch of postgraduate students at the Centre for Advancing Journalism (University of Melbourne). The pay off? Scale. Impact. Investigations. New journalists launching careers with skills, contacts and credibility in climate and human rights reporting. 

Are We There Yet? Five Human Rights Questions After Our Mental Health Royal Commission

By Simon Katterl

“The proposal for an Indigenous voice to Parliament unites Australians because it’s a fair and modest idea. It’s a concept based on inclusive dialogue and partnership in Indigenous affairs – itself a unifying concept.”

Shireen Morris, McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at Melbourne University Law School