Law (Australia)

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Legal experts call for independent investigation of historical rape claim against minister
Geoffrey Watson, director of Centre for Public Integrity, challenges government position only police should investigate

Paul Karp

28, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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'Just another type of debt': Australia's struggle to regulate buy now, pay later firms
The sector has exploded and debt is soaring. While Asic lacks the power to follow the UK on regulatory action, consumer groups want it subjected to the same laws as other credit

Ben Butler and Nino Bucci

25, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Morrison government’s new environment commissioner ‘toothless’, conservation groups say
Proposal criticised for not allowing the auditing of individual decisions about developments or the environment

Lisa Cox

25, Feb, 2021 @6:54 AM

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Federal Labor wants assault allegations to be handled by arms-length ALP officials
Exclusive: Draft code code of conduct aimed at encouraging staffers to speak up if they experience sexual harassment, assault or bullying

Katharine Murphy Political editor

25, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Peter Dutton says police told him about Brittany Higgins rape allegation days before story broke
AFP under scrutiny as guidelines say home affairs minister should be informed of politically sensitive matters ‘at earliest opportunity’

Christopher Knaus and Katharine Murphy

24, Feb, 2021 @6:51 AM

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Clive Palmer v Western Australia: border ban justified by risks of Covid-19, high court reveals
Policy was not discriminatory and border closure was effective at preventing potential ‘catastrophic’ spread of coronavirus

Paul Karp

24, Feb, 2021 @3:04 AM

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Cambodian child sexual abuse victim seeks compensation in Australian legal first
Australian law allows victims who were assaulted overseas to claim compensation, but provision has never been used

Helen Sullivan

23, Feb, 2021 @12:55 AM

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Peter Dutton's push to use 'secret evidence' to revoke citizenship condemned
Rights groups tell Senate inquiry of alarm at bill allowing government to block release of information used in visa decisions

Paul Karp

22, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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'Time to reactivate MySpace': the day Australia woke up to a Facebook news blackout
Facebook users flocked to Twitter to complain about the ban, which also struck community pages, health departments, charities and politicians

Calla Wahlquist

18, Feb, 2021 @5:50 AM

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Tasmania's vow to reform political donation laws shines spotlight on federal inaction
Federal government will soon have weakest donation laws in Australia as Tasmania expected to require donations of at least $5,000 to be disclosed

Christopher Knaus

16, Feb, 2021 @8:27 AM

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Biloela Tamil family to remain on Christmas Island after federal court upholds ruling on daughter's visa
Court denounces government’s ‘Kafkaesque’ handling of visa application for youngest Australian-born daughter, who is being detained indefinitely with her family

Josh Taylor

16, Feb, 2021 @1:01 AM

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Australia’s state by state Covid restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained
Restrictions have changed around the country in response to hotel quarantine outbreaks in Victoria, so what exactly is and isn’t allowed? Do I have to wear a mask and where can and can’t I go in Australia? Untangle Australia’s Covid-19 laws and guidelines with our guide

Guardian staff

15, Feb, 2021 @12:38 AM

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