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Mandatory sentencing

Mandatory minimum sentences and populist criminal justice policy do not work – here’s why

The Victorian Liberal Party recently announced that, if elected in November 2018, it would introduce mandatory minimum sentences for repeat violent offenders as part of its crackdown on crime. Arts & culture

Bernardi exits stage right: mayhem now, obscurity later

Whether it be due to hubris, courage or vanity, South Australian senator Cory Bernardi has decided to forsake the Liberal Party under whose auspices his political career had been nourished.

Politics
Dr Johan Lidberg

Closing down FOI: a case study in sneaky government

by Johan Lidberg In a year and a half the Abbott government managed, in practice, to undo the painstaking reforms of the federal Freedom of Information (FOI) system that took...

Dr Johan Lidberg

Closing down FOI: a case study in sneaky government

by Johan Lidberg In a year and a half the Abbott government managed, in practice, to undo the painstaking reforms of the federal Freedom of Information (FOI) system that took...

Dr Johan Lidberg

Closing down FOI: a case study in sneaky government

by Johan Lidberg In a year and a half the Abbott government managed, in practice, to undo the painstaking reforms of the federal Freedom of Information (FOI) system that took...

Dr David C. Holmes.

Australia’s ‘Carnival of Coal’ – can you feel the love?

by David Holmes As the latest State of the Climate report reaffirms 2014 to be “the hottest on record”, the NSW Liberal Party is pressing ahead with plans for a...

Dr David C. Holmes.

Australia’s ‘Carnival of Coal’ – can you feel the love?

by David Holmes As the latest State of the Climate report reaffirms 2014 to be “the hottest on record”, the NSW Liberal Party is pressing ahead with plans for a...

Dr David C. Holmes.

Australia’s ‘Carnival of Coal’ – can you feel the love?

by David Holmes As the latest State of the Climate report reaffirms 2014 to be “the hottest on record”, the NSW Liberal Party is pressing ahead with plans for a...