The Queensland government will expand the reporting powers of the Crime and Corruption Commission after a commitment from Premier Steven Miles.
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All of Australia's major sporting codes have dropped the use of 'Australia Day' on social media, with clubs and national teams calling for a change of date.
Australians will gain a clearer understanding of the number of women killed by their partners as the government implements a regularly updated dashboard.
A pro-Palestine rally at one of the nation's biggest ports was complicated by the presence of "professional protesters", a senior police officer says.
A landmark climate case launched by Torres Strait Islander elders has heard from scientists and public health experts.
In a historic decision, the High Court has upended a 20-year-old determination and ruled indefinite detention of immigrants with nowhere else to go is unlawful.
Scientists have begun giving evidence in a landmark climate case at the Federal Court in Melbourne, where Torres Strait Islanders are challenging the government
The High Court has ruled remote Aboriginal renters are entitled to compensation for distress or disappointment due to living in inadequate housing.
The nation's sex discrimination commissioner has expressed concerns state-based coercive control legislation could be abused.
The federal government has been granted leave to appeal late Gumatj leader Yunupingu's final case regarding compensation for mining in northeast Arnhem Land.
Tasmania's custodial inspector has a described disturbing and unprecedented lockdowns at the state youth detention facility.
The Queensland government has met angry victims of crime after protesters marched on parliament demanding zero tolerance towards youth crime.
Australia is the second most litigious country on earth when it comes to challenging climate change impacts in court.
Office of National Intelligence Director-General Andrew Shearer says court cases present an opportunity for information to fall into the hands of spies.
A two-day hearing will examine the way in which court cases involving national security issues can be held in secret.
Security laws which allow courts to hold secret trials are placing unnecessary strain on the legal system, the intelligence watchdog says.
As the ACT government awaits the Lehrmann trial inquiry report, the territory's chief prosecutor has extended his leave.
New Zealanders living in Australia have plenty of reasons to take up pathways to citizenship; including job opportunities, disability support, or to vote.
The Federal Court has wrapped up on-country hearings in the Torres Strait Islands and Cairns for the Australian Climate Case, hearing stories of destruction.
The federal government is moving forward on its commitment to fund justice reinvestment to help reduce the number of Indigenous people in jail.
Supporters of Kathleen Folbigg say justice has been done, with her pardon and release following two decades in jail over the deaths of her four children.
National Reconciliation Week ends on the anniversary of the High Court's Mabo decision, honouring land rights activist Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo's legacy.
A parliamentary inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women and children will hear from victims, survivors and their families in Perth.
Indigenous women are 45 times more likely to experience violence than non-Indigenous women. A senate inquiry is hearing from families of victims and survivors.
Australia's Anthony Albanese and New Zealand's Chris Hipkins will meet in Brisbane this weekend after momentous changes to citizenship rules.
The Queensland parliament has passed laws that criminalise bail breaches for children and allow courts to fit 15-year-olds with GPS trackers.
Queensland's youth justice bill should be passed with limitations on human rights justified to ensure public safety, a parliamentary committee says.
Less than 10 per cent of young offenders in Queensland are under 14, a report says, as states weigh increasing the criminal age of responsibility.
Townsville's mayor says child offenders should be in rehabilitation programs in detention or sent to live in more structured environments away from the city.
A Far North Queensland mayor says children as young as eight are out late at night because they're unsafe at home as the state weighs harsher youth laws.
A UN committee for the prevention of torture has cancelled previously delayed plans to visit Australia over concerns about restricted access to facilities.