australian law

  • Folbigg petition for pardon still undecided but scientists remain supportive

    Nearly six months after petitioning the NSW Governor for a pardon based on scientific evidence, K...

    Under the aegis of the Australian Academy of Science, leading Australian scientists yesterday renewed their 4 March p...

    Australia August 30, 2021
  • Video

    Cosmos Briefing: Science v law

    Experts discuss whether scientific evidence is properly considered in our courts.

    Australia’s legal system should reconsider how seriously it regards scientific evidence, according to today’s Cosmos ...

    Cosmos Briefing March 9, 2021
  • Determined science

    A multi-skilled, international team conducted the detailed research into the Folbigg family’s gen...

    In 2003, Kathleen Folbigg was convicted of killing her four young children, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in the...

    Chemistry March 5, 2021
  • Behind the science of the Folbigg petition

    Ninety scientists have backed a petition for Kathleen Folbigg’s release. We unpack the research t...

    A group of eminent Australian and international experts has petitioned the NSW Governor to pardon serial child killer...

    Health March 4, 2021
  • Cosmos Briefing: Science v law

    Is scientific evidence properly considered in our courts?

    The recent pardon petition by leading Australian scientists regarding the Kathleen Folbigg case – in which new scient...

    People March 4, 2021
  • Partner Content

    Should we use AI in law courts?

    AI should be used to assist sentencing in courts.

    A Melbourne law expert says it’s time to look at machine learning to identify bias in criminal sentencing. Criminal ...

    AI March 18, 2019