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Professor Gerry Simpson from the Melbourne Law School says it is unlikely that the Scottish will vote for independence but very likely they will wish they had.

The whistleblower protection laws of most G20 countries would not adequately shield government and corporate employees who report corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing, a new report released today has found.

Dr Mark McMillan told NITV the move to change Australia's racial discrimination laws has spurred a debate over intolerance which the Prime Minister had to address.

Dr Suelette Dreyfus told ABC News 24 that data retention of citizens raises many questions of its effectiveness, collection and storage.

Australia could build a very positive working relationship with Indonesia's new president, but it will take some effort, Professor Tim Lindsey tells Sky News.

People with a history of mental disorder experience particularly poor outcomes following release from prison, a new Australian study has found.

A top UN human rights official will join the University of Melbourne, where she will contribute to debates about refugee policy across the Asia-Pacific region.

The majority of whistleblower protection laws in G20 countries fail to meet best international standards despite a public pledge to shield whistleblowers from retaliation, a new report has found.

Payday lenders are targeting cash-strapped residents of poorer suburbs, a University of Melbourne study has determined.

Associate Professor Joo-Cheong Tham from the Melbourne Law School thinks we need to strengthen the laws governing political donations and political funding. He spoke with Tony Eastley on ABC News 24.

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