Informative commentary on legal issues and advances in Victorian, Federal and international law.
Time to put tracking numbers on directors
The unscrupulous are using phoenix companies to rip off creditors that is costing the economy billions. Experts now say it's time to number track directors
False labelling hides the truth about superfoods
False and misleading claims about foods' health-boosting benefits are bad news for consumers - but Australia's regulatory system is ill-equipped to act.
Investigating state crime
On the Up Close podcast, criminologist Penny Green on what it means when nation-states shift from protector from crime to perpetrator.
How insider traders dodge jail on geography
Insider trading attracts different penalties around the globe, but Australia's tough approach is a deterrent that helps build trust in the market.
Time to hold back on the use of restraints
Using coercion to control behaviour in healthcare settings is sometimes necessary, but better regulation is needed to ensure it doesn't become the norm.
Ageing workers: Old and in the way?
Legal scholar Mia Rönnmar joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workplace.
Twisting the law on the way to the battlefield
How governments contort global and domestic laws to wage war on non-state Islamist forces, and how those forces invoke Islamic law to justify their actions.
Carbon risk disclosure: The risk for Australian companies
Poor and misleading disclosure may be a looming legal issue in Australia, but there is also growing evidence it can have a positive effect on companies.
Children entitled to a life where their rights are protected
The graphic scenes at the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre are yet another example of the appalling history of institutional child abuse in Australia.
Four Corners: Using restraints can be called torture
Graphic images screened on the ABC's Four Corners program, depicting a juvenile detainee being restrained, show why this practice should be banned.