Wise Words from Hon Sir Brennan Sir Gerard Brennan, the former Chief Justice who was primarily...Read More
Author: Sally Layson
Peter Zahra, who died this week, was much more than the NSW District Court judge who was running the embezzlement trial of Guy Sebastian’s former manager, Titus Day.
Behind the scenes Judge Zahra was one of the biggest supporters of a program that gives law and commerce students direct access to NSW courts.Read More
The Federal Election and the Registration of Political Parties High Court of Australia John...Read More
Chipping away at the Rule of Law There will be many lessons from the war in Ukraine, some of which...Read More
The Eureka rebellion was a defining moment in Australian history as the beginning of true representative democracy. It resulted in important reforms being put in place to limit the power government had over the people and gave people a voice in making laws and the ability to hold decision makers to account.
This page provides an audio book reading of the book, character chards, a poster and the Eureka Debate
ICAC was designed to expose corruption in NSW. However it has become a parallel system of justice with public hearings, no review or exoneration protocol and a court like appearance that can neither make findings of guilt or innocence, follows fair trial procedural justice and even impacts the criminal justice system. This article considers the flaws about ICAC and why its role is confused.Read More
Are we witnessing the death of the presumption of innocence? And does this matter?
This is the subject of the Rule of Law conference hosted by the Rule of Law Education Centre, that will examine recent challenges to this doctrine and the threat this poses to the Australian concept of a ‘fair go’.
Speakers include Ron Hoenig MP, Margaret Cunneen, Malcolm Stewart and Chris MerrittRead More
Speed and Stracey recently represented Libertyworks Inc, at the High Court to seek a declaration that the registration provisions under the FITS Act were beyond the power of the Commonwealth Parliament to enact because they contravened the implied constitutional freedom of political communicationRead More