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Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.

Victoria is rebuilding its public housing, but could existing public housing tenants become worse off? And new research explores what we know about small time 'social' drug dealers and raises questions about how the law should deal with them.

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Anti-abortion protesters face High Court. US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sworn in.
Families of victims in the 911 attacks and crash of flight MH17 are pursuing legal action over their deaths.
In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.
Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has been ordered to pay damages of 3.7 million dollars for defaming the Wagner brothers And the High Court of Australia allowed the use of previously recorded evidence involving a man known as Dennis Bauer convicted of multipl
The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.
A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.
Analysis of Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility under Section 44(v), some of the recommendations of the Law Council's Justice Project Final Report and the first Chinese-Australian barrister
In Australia around 1,000 people are wearing electronic monitoring ankle bracelets as a condition of either parole, bail, home detention or extended supervision orders. Do they deter further crimes and how reliable is the technology?
Workers compensation for psychiatric injuries in South Australia. Performance artists, the ultimate gig economy workers.
Edited highlights of an expert panel debating whether our laws strong enough to protect people who hold sincere religious beliefs.
NSW Supreme Court judge rules that popular Australian author Colleen McCullough's estate belongs to widower. And Malaysian civil and women's rights activist Ivy Josiah on building robust institutions following the landslide victory of former strongman, no
There have been reports social media network Facebook is facing multiple lawsuits on behalf of users whose personal data was improperly leaked to Cambridge Analytica. Its next legal challenge could take place here in Australia.
Cannabis grow house syndicates are rampant across Australia. And former addicts helping to break the cycle of drug addiction and drug related crime.
Freedom of religion versus equal rights is tested in the Canadian and US Supreme Courts, and Portugal's unique approach to drug addiction.
Australian courts have ruled on two prominent defamation cases, Rebel Wilson v Bauer and Milorad Trkulja v Google. And what laws apply if something goes wrong when travelling on a holiday cruise in international waters?
An innovative program HaiR-3R's aims to help hairdressers recognise and support Victorian clients who may be experiencing family violence. Also on the program, what is a reasonable legal fee in a relatively straightforward wills and estate case? A Victori
Can Border Patrol demand your mobile devices at an airport without a warrant? In the US, this question may go to the Supreme Court, but in Australia, the laws are very clear. And what powers do police have to search and seize on suburban streets?