Medal bonuses don’t address ableism in Paralympic funding
On Thursday, 2nd September, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that medalists at this year’s Paralympic Games would get equal payments to their Olympic counterparts for the first time in Australian history.
Nauru invokes the Law of the Sea to begin deep seabed mining by 2022
At the 76th meeting of the UN General Assembly last week, a controversial move by the states of Micronesia was on the agenda.
Government closes loophole on e-cigarettes
Changes to the law on 1st October will make it illegal to possess or import an e-cigarette (or “vape”) containing liquid nicotine without a prescription.
SA bans spit hoods
On 23rd September, the South Australian parliament voted unanimously to ban the use of spit hoods ...
Fair Work Ombudsman finds wage theft in hotel quarantine
In July this year, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), Sandra Parker, launched an investigation into thirty-seven companies who ran security for hotel quarantine in Melbourne...
Queensland police fight vaccine mandate
Members of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) have launched a legal challenge in the Supreme Court of Queensland (QSC) against a vaccine mandate issued by...
Covid crisis in outback NSW: Indigenous communities at risk
The COVID crisis deepened this week as New South Wales began recording over 800 cases a day, and regional Victoria went back into lockdown.
Can employers mandate vaccinations?
Editorial note: This article does not purport to give legal advice. It is for general informational purposes only With the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout well...