Males suffer presumptive bias

Bias against males in family matters is perpetuated in proposals from the Australian Law Reform Commission, Roger Smith says. Analysis shows that males are the victims in about one-third of cases, but laws and services are all heavily tilted towards cons…

The troubled island, off the Queensland coast near Townsville, started life as a penal colony for dozens of different Aboriginal groups a century ago. Is it still a purgatory for its people in a paradise-like environment? Keith McEwan tried to visit to s…

Ban dumb laws, not burkas

Christian Democrat Fred Nile, NSW MP, has introduced a bill criminalising the public wearing of face covering.
Ski masks on ski slopes become banned; marchers in Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade become criminals; those wearing costumes for school plays, Hallo…

UN man slams NT intervention

It’s official! The UN says that the Rudd Government is acting in a racially discriminating manner and breaching international human rights obligations with its NT intervention. So says James Anaya, the Special Rapporteur, in his Advance report.NT inter…