Australian Law Reform -> Smart List

Australian Law Reform -> Smart List

Learn about current investigations + submissions related to Australian Law Reform.


Pet-friendly buildings -> Smart List

Proposed New Section 137B Keeping of animals (1) A by-law has no force or effect to the extent that it purports to unreasonably prohibit the keeping of an animal on a lot.

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Public Interest Advocacy Centre

PIAC tackles difficult social problems that impact on the lives of many Australians. We conduct test cases and strategic litigation in the public interest and provide legal assistance, policy advice and training to create positive change to the lives of people who are disadvantaged and marginalised. Issues we address include: homelessness; access for people with disability to basic services; access to energy and water for low-income and vulnerable consumers; Indigenous disadvantage; discrimination against people with mental health conditions; the proper exercise of police power; the rights of people in detention; government accountability. Level 5, 175 Liverpool Street Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia P 61 2 8898 6500 F 61 2 8898 6555

Australian Charter of Human Rights | Join the campaign

We need an Australian Charter of Human Rights to ensure everyone’s rights are properly protected and people have the power to hold governments to account.

Electroshock of Children in Victorian Mental Health Act

Below are areas of grave concern in the current Victorian Mental Health Act that need to be changed to protect children and parental rights: CHILDREN CAN CONSENT TO ELECTROSHOCK (ECT): In this day

When granny flats go wrong – perils for parents highlight need for law reform

Parents and children rarely put agreements about granny flats in writing and almost never consult a lawyer. But when these arrangements go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous and costly for all.

Committee asks for more transparency over Australia's face-matching system | ZDNet

In addition to asking for more transparency on privacy and false matches regarding biometric databases, a Parliamentary Joint Committee has made recommendations on how to tackle the IoT age, the dark web, artificial intelligence, and data-sharing from an Australian law enforcement lens.

Creationistas - Australian Copyright Is Broken

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California lawmakers want to ban those little shampoo bottles you get in hotels

Those little shampoo bottles offered in hotel bathrooms, used once or twice and then usually tossed in the trash, could soon be a thing of the past in California.


Human Rights -> Smart List

The Global Struggle for Human Rights [incl. Crimes against humanity] is a work in progress …


Biolegality -> Smart List

Complex issues are emerging in the intersection of law and biology.

Sexual consent laws to be reviewed in wake of Kings Cross rape acquital

The New South Wales Government refers the state's consent laws to the Law Reform Commission following a Four Corners investigation into a high-profile sexual assault case.

Access to Justice Scorecard - Queensland Law Society

Asks members of the legal profession to identify existing barriers and propose ideas on how to improve access to justice for Queenslanders.

Alan Siegel: Let's simplify legal jargon!

Tax forms, credit agreements, healthcare legislation: They're crammed with gobbledygook, says Alan Siegel, and incomprehensibly long. He calls for a simple, sensible redesign -- and plain English -- to make legal paperwork intelligible to the rest of us.

The stupid EU cookie law (and why it should die) Sign the petition: A new European Law makes over 90% of websit...

Meth Houses: This is what a house looks like when it’s used as a meth lab - The Feed

“We now have evidence showing that children living in a contaminated home can have methamphetamine in their system that's equivalent to an adult ice user.”

Australian Law Reform Commission

The Federal Australian law reform body that has instrumental in recommending reforms to law since 1975.

Robert Palmer: The Panama Papers exposed a huge global problem. What's next?

On April 3, 2016 we saw the largest data leak in history. The Panama Papers exposed rich and powerful people hiding vast amounts of money in offshore accounts. But what does it all mean? We called Robert Palmer of Global Witness to find out.

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