King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partnered with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) for the 2017 #breakinglaw Hackathon – a competition where multidisciplinary teams of students from across UTS collaborated with lawyers from KWM to develop technology-driven solutions to real-life legal problems.
Sole parents in Australia are economically vulnerable and are experiencing ongoing cuts to their social security. Legislation limiting welfare benefits that was rushed through the Senate last week will make many of them poorer – but how is this a human rights issue?
It’s been just over eight months since the screening of images of Dylan Voller shackled and hooded in a restraint chair, unprovoked bashing of children by prison guards, and young boys being gassed in Northern Territory youth detention. The national outcry prompted the announcement of a royal commission to investigate the issues.
UTS Law students have volunteered to provide extra legal assistance to staff at RACS, following the government’s decision to severely reduce the amount of time asylum seekers have to lodge protection visas.
Aboriginal outlaw Jimmy Governor has been – until now – a largely forgotten part of Australian history. Legal historian, Professor Katherine Biber, is turning his story on its head – with surprising results.
A nationwide survey of foreign workers in Australia has been launched to assess the level of exploitation by unscrupulous employers. Conducted jointly by the University of New South Wales, UTS and the University of Sydney, it will target international students, working holiday makers or backpackers, skilled workers on 457 visas and anyone else working in Australia on a temporary visa