Abortion is still a criminal act in two of Australia's most populous states, NSW and Queensland. This fact remains mostly undiscussed, perhaps in nervous belief that poor law - kept quiet - is better than forcing open debate which might result in tougher, emphatic law. Professor Margaret Thornton writes.
Giving birth is like "buying a bag of chips" - or at least that's what one male judge suggested. Law Professor Margaret Thornton raises important questions about the absence of transparency in federal judiciary appointments, and shows why transparency is crucial for gender justice.
An international law researcher at The Australian National University (ANU) believes US President Donald Trump's executive order into travel restrictions will likely end up before the US Supreme Court, where it could be a win-win situation for President Trump.
With a decline in government investment, universities are being forced to act like private for-profit corporations, but what does this mean for their obligation to fulfil a public role?
If you want to question the function of the Australian Human Rights Commission, study the letter of the law, says ANU Law expert Margaret Thornton.
By May 2013, a succession of federal government cuts to higher education in a little over a year amounted to almost $4 billion. These cuts represent yet another step in the neoliberal striptease of the state.