Australia much like the UK in the face of global refugee crisis

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD It was another day of informative discussion at the Integrity 20 Summit with Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, Professor Penelope Matthew, Professor Robert Manne and Race Discrimination Commisioner Tim Soutphommasane analyzing the … [Read more...]

To report or not to report? Newcastle lawyer brings legal ethics into spotlight

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD     A Newcastle lawyer last week told a Royal Commission how he covered up child sex abuse in order to protect the Anglican Church. The revelation raises concerns about the legal industry and the … [Read more...]

Cassandra Palmer-Field

Cassandra has a keen interest in politics and law and has previously worked with Griffith University's Project Safe Space, working with survivors of domestic violence. Cassandra is passionate about writing about social and political … [Read more...]

Experts push for changes to Queensland’s abortion laws

INGE HANSEN Queensland abortion laws have been described as 'out of date' by two Queensland experts in the Medical Journal of Australia. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at James Cook University, Caroline De Costa said many women are … [Read more...]

Reporting on domestic violence leaves much to be desired

BRENT ROW Advocates for the prevention of domestic violence have called for more effective media reporting on domestic violence. Following a serious assault on a Gold Coast woman last week, media reporting focused on the perpetrator’s … [Read more...]

Privacy ‘freaks’ cannot drive talks on ‘dronalism’, experts say

drones privacy ethics debate

DANIEL BACKHAUS Drones are becoming increasingly prominent in civil aviation and are being repurposed for news media in potentially dangerous and inaccessible areas. Also known as Remote Piloted Aircrafts (RPA's), drones have a chequered usage … [Read more...]

Social media arrives in the courtroom

NICHOLAS MCDONALD The South Australian Supreme Court has allowed journalists and lawyers to use Twitter in court as the justice system begins to embrace the 21st Century. The announcement marks the first time a social media network can be … [Read more...]