Lockout laws: ‘Sanitised’ nightlife precincts make many feel unwelcome

Lockout laws: ‘Sanitised’ nightlife precincts make many feel unwelcome

By Alistair Sisson and Paul Maginn Updated May 10, 2018 14:36:49 Photo: Governments have intervened to make nightlife safer in several Australian cities. (Supplied: Scott Bruce Photography) Related Story: Party on: More Sydney pubs and clubs have lockout laws relaxed Related Story: Fears Sydney lockout laws are pushing violence outside …

Political donation laws overhaul in Victoria means taxpayers will foot the bill for campaigning

Political donation laws overhaul in Victoria means taxpayers will foot the bill for campaigning

Posted May 08, 2018 17:00:16 Victorian taxpayers will spend $45 million funding political campaigning every four years, under a donations shake–up announced by the Andrews Government. Key points: Political donations capped at $4,000 every four-year election cycle Donations over $1,000 to be publicly disclosed Foreign donations banned Third-party groups to …

NSW Attorney-General calls for review of sexual consent laws following Four Corners program

NSW Attorney-General calls for review of sexual consent laws following Four Corners program

Updated May 08, 2018 08:40:22 Related Story: ‘I am that girl’: The young woman whose rape case put consent on trial The New South Wales Government has referred the state’s consent laws to the Law Reform Commission, following a Four Corners investigation into a high-profile sexual assault case. Sydney man …

New GDPR privacy laws could leave Australian companies facing massive fines for data leaks

New GDPR privacy laws could leave Australian companies facing massive fines for data leaks

Updated May 08, 2018 08:34:10 Have you received a message from Twitter lately about protecting your data? Has eBay contacted you about your privacy rights? These companies, and others, are getting on the front foot ahead of a new privacy law coming into effect in the European Union this month. …

Tightening of Queensland’s land-clearing laws prompts farmers’ fears for future generations

Tightening of Queensland’s land-clearing laws prompts farmers’ fears for future generations

Updated May 04, 2018 08:15:08 Photo: Farmers say Labor’s tightened Vegetation Management laws will lead to more erosion. (Supplied: Peter Thompson) Landholders will again be banned from broadscale clearing of remnant vegetation after the Queensland Parliament passed the Palaszczuk Government’s signature environmental reform overnight. The laws also introduce requirements for …

Morning mail: Queensland land clearing laws go through | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 4 May. Top stories The Queensland parliament has finally passed new land-clearing laws, a move welcomed by environmental groups as a step towards curbing the state’s soaring deforestation rates. The laws went through late …

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

From Neo-Nazi to militant: The foreign fighters in Ukraine who Australia’s laws won’t stop

Updated May 01, 2018 05:33:24 When Australian former Neo-Nazi and registered gun owner Ethan Tilling flew into Brisbane this year, he was returning under the radar of Australian authorities with newfound combat experience from a brutal and forgotten war. Key points: Two Australians have been identified as joining militant groups …

New free range egg laws have come into effect. Here’s what you need to know

New free range egg laws have come into effect. Here’s what you need to know

Updated April 27, 2018 00:36:06 Photo: New laws coming into force today aim to enforce standards over free range eggs. (Unsplash: Kelly Neil) Related Story: Free-range egg law industry transition period nearly over Related Story: Cages are better for chickens than intensive free-range, farmers say For years consumers trying to …

Anti-bikie laws to stop gangs treating Tasmania as ‘a safe haven’ violate human rights, lawyer claims

Anti-bikie laws to stop gangs treating Tasmania as ‘a safe haven’ violate human rights, lawyer claims

Updated April 26, 2018 19:13:41 Photo: Police watch Bandidos members gathered in Burnie last November. (ABC News: Henry Zwartz) Tasmania is cracking down on outlaw bikie gangs with measures aiming to stop them using the state as a safe haven, which a top cop admits it has become. Under changes …

New free range egg laws come into effect today. Here’s what you need to know

New free range egg laws come into effect today. Here’s what you need to know

Posted April 26, 2018 07:06:44 Photo: New laws coming into force today aim to enforce standards over free range eggs. (Unsplash: Kelly Neil) Related Story: Free-range egg law industry transition period nearly over Related Story: Cages are better for chickens than intensive free-range, farmers say For years consumers trying to …