Ensuring justice is done and seen to be done
To promote public confidence, University of Melbourne research suggests courts need to reassess their test for determining potential judicial bias
Can the courts save us from climate change?
Governments around the world are being taken to court for climate change inaction, but University of Melbourne experts question if litigation can fill the gap.
Judicial stress falls heaviest on magistrates
A survey of Australian judicial officers finds magistrates are the most vulnerable to stress and burnout, according to University of Melbourne research
Wellbeing survey of Australia’s judiciary reveals risk of distress and burnout
University of Melbourne survey of the wellbeing of judges and magistrates shows judiciary coping well with high stress, but many show risk of distress, burnout
Trial by Ouija Board: When jurors misbehave
Jurors are often subject to considerable stress, argues a University of Melbourne expert, as a famous misconduct case involving a Ouija Board demonstrates.
Judge, jury and Google
The jury system needs to change to keep pace with 21st Century jurors, who are more digitally-connected than ever before.
Research helps wipe the slate clean
A pilot program that sees financial counsellors embedded in the court to give immediate advice to those facing bankruptcy is providing many with a fresh start.
Conservation groups are using the law to disrupt the coalmining industry and government approval of planned mines, says University of Melbourne expert.