Australian law reform was being undermined by a lack of resources for a key legal authority and by the powers of money and parliament, according to the former High Court judge Michael Kirby.
A magistrate has told Victoria’s rail regulator to rethink its prosecution of Metro Trains following the death of a Melbourne youth at a suburban railway station three years ago.
Cyclists campaigning for an end to Australia’s compulsory helmet laws took to their bikes in Melbourne on Saturday in hats and caps, helmets, or no headgear whatsoever.
There are more than two million people behind bars in the United States. Kate Stanton meets an Australian woman who fell in love with one of them.
Police and Melbourne University security teams are stepping up patrols of the campus precinct after a string of robberies in streets and at tram stops around Parkville.
A US citizen of South Sudanese origin is challenging a decision by the Minister for Immigration not to extend his bridging visa so that he can stay to defend himself against criminal charges in the Victorian Magistrates’ Court.
Spy cam and GPS devices are often promoted by the companies that sell them as a convenient way to catch a cheating spouse.
Police sniffer dogs will be used to patrol music festivals and other public events in Victoria this summer despite survey findings that suggest their presence could encourage unsafe drug use.
Lawyers working within the Royal Women’s Hospital are giving abused women discreet legal advice in an initiative that could be extended to other health centres.