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US Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade abortion ruling

The US Supreme Court has overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that recognised a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalised it across the country, handing a momentous victory to pro-life advocates who want to limit or ban the procedure.

 

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State electric vehicle tax fuels High Court challenge

Victoria’s new tax on electric vehicles is set for a High Court challenge with two Melbourne drivers arguing the levy is unconstitutional, prompting fresh calls to scrap South Australia’s own EV tax plan.

Opinion

Testing the legality of lockdown

A Melbourne hotelier plans to challenge the Victorian government’s strict lockdown in the High Court. Luke Beck examines whether the Constitution protects freedom of movement.

Opinion

Federalism, state rights and the law

The pandemic has reopened debate on the role of the Commonwealth and the right of states to go their own way in tackling the crisis. Victoria’s response is a warning on ceding power to executive government, argues Morry Bailes.

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