society

Viral injustice

Julian Assange’s extradition trial continues as an attack on journalism

Legal fictions

How the High Court’s “alien” ruling inches us closer to addressing the facts that matter

All watched over

How far away is mass surveillance when Australian governments are linking CCTV cameras to facial-recognition technology and providing photo IDs to a nationwide system known as ‘the Capability’?

Intelligence branch

Bernard Collaery eagerly awaits his national security trial, energised by the prospect of highlighting the government’s misdeeds

Searching for the truth in Yuendumu

Very little has been learnt from the death in custody on Palm Island

The prevention state: Part four

In the face of widespread criticism of strip-searches, NSW Police offers a candid defence of preventative policing: You are meant to fear us.

The prevention state: Part three

As authorities try to prevent crimes that haven’t happened, legislation is increasingly targeting people for whom it was not intended.

The prevention state: Part two

Risk has overtaken wealth as the organising principle of society. But the powers being granted police are not always based on real threats.

The prevention state: Part one

Governments and police are trying to pre-empt danger with legislation. But when the risk is terrorism, there are limits to what is possible.

Remember her name

Were systemic racism and unconscious bias among police officers behind the death in custody of Tanya Day?

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