Category - Opinion and Commentary
The use of a legal loophole to seize QR data highlights the security and trust issues of a key public health tool requiring individuals to sign in, argues Morry Bailes.
Police use of QR data reinforces privacy concerns
How many times have you heard executive gvernment tell us, as it introduces a particular security measure...
As high-profile defamation cases hit the headlines and courts, Morry Bailes asks if the existing system is fit for purpose.
Is it a coincidence, or does there seem to be an uptick in defamation suits being commenced by Australian politicians?
The question raises interesting considerations not only about defamation laws in...
An anti-corruption inquiry into an Australian police force campaign for recruitment gender balance is a warning for managers to check how results are achieved, argues Morry Bailes.
Gender equality at all costs may be the catch cry of some in our community, but as the Queensland Police Service (QPS) recently discovered, it...
Examples from the legal profession demonstrate why enforced quotas to increase female participation in politics and business are unwarranted, argues Morry Bailes.
Judging between meritocracy and quotas
The Liberal Party of Australia is currently facing the age old question of whether to force gender equality amongst elected...
Attempts to introduce new gender-neutral terms are an affront to language and freedom, argues Morry Bailes.
Parliaments make the majority of our law in Australia, both at the state and federal level. Parliaments are elected by the people, and governments and parliamentarians are expected to adhere to the wishes of the people....
The disturbing findings of the Aged Care Royal Commission and its recommendations outline a clear case for root and branch systemic reform. Morry Bailes explains the legal changes needed.
Our aged deserve dignity and action
If there was ever a clear-cut case for law reform, it would be in Australia’s aged care sector.
Speaking up about free speech
The defence of free speech should not be quiet, respectful and conditional, but shouted from rooftops, argues Morry Bailes.
So is the University of Adelaide committed to free speech, or is its the latest university to dictate its version of how it would like free speech to be tailored?
Ignore the uninformed commentary about South Australia’s lockdown and who’s responsible – Morry Bailes explains the legislative framework that allowed South Australian authorities to effectively detain most of the state.
Who’s really responsible? The legal framework for lockdown
Rugby union star Israel Folau turned to GoFundMe to fight his sport’s bosses, only to have his campaign shut down.
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young asked the “crowd” to fund her dispute with former Senator David Leyonhjelm.
Crowdfunding is something relatively new in a legal sense.
What is interesting from a lawyer’s...