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During 2010–11 and 2011–12, there were 121 females (62%) and 75 males (38%) killed in domestic homicides according to the latest figures just released by the Australian Institute of Criminology.
by Roger Smith - 2/03/2015 - 21 comments
Mr Abbott said the Human Rights Commission should be ashamed of itself for releasing the report because it was an attack on his government.
by Virginia Small - 2/03/2015 - 3 comments
Unlike an Indonesian president, God has no constituency to please; he is not capable of being bullied by Prime Ministers, nor is he open to bribes.
by Michael Jensen - 2/03/2015 - 5 comments
For how much longer can a noisy minority overrule such a massive majority? Until that majority shakes off its apathy and uses its political potential.
by Geoff Wall - 27/02/2015 - 10 comments
We need an incredibly robust principle of free speech because we can’t be trusted to be impartial when it comes to people we really, really think are wrong.
by Natasha Moore - 27/02/2015 - 6 comments
Vine recommends that, because of current UK rape laws, Romeo would be well advised to get written consent, and also keep a breathalyser and drug sniffer dog by the bed.
by Brendan O'Reilly - 27/02/2015 - 26 comments
Hicks was found 'not guilty' because the law hadn't developed to deal with his particular crime at the time when he committed it.
by John Slater - 26/02/2015 - 7 comments
The publication had a very un-Australian affect on the readers - comments flooded the paper's social media site vilifying Muslims, promoting hate and creating divisions amongst Australians.
by Junaid Cheema - 25/02/2015 - 106 comments
David Hicks was wrongly imprisoned, falsely charged and denied justice, but he was still a terrorist.
by Jed Lea-Henry - 24/02/2015 - 23 comments
The small nation state of the Republic of the Marshall Islands is taking the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
by Sue Wareham - 23/02/2015 - 12 comments
Australians tend to demonise or sanctify their legal villains, casting a social net around them that either protects, or asphyxiates them.
by Binoy Kampmark - 20/02/2015 - 72 comments
If refugees are viewed an undesirable necessity, asylum seekers are the mud on their shoes.
by Isobel Blackthorn - 20/02/2015 - 30 comments

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