Xavier Boffa

Don’t let the law become a political weapon

4 March 2021 7:55 pm

The presumption of innocence is one of the bedrock principles of the Australian legal system. In fact, near-universal support for…

How our governments – and governance – could be improved by term limits

12 January 2021 5:00 am

After a contentious two-year term capped off by a tumultuous 2020, January 3 marked the beginning of the 117th Congress…

US Supreme Court replacement rows: could they happen here?

21 September 2020 4:08 pm

The death of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday has ignited another intense feud over the…

100 years on, it’s well past time to rethink the court case that remade federation

3 September 2020 7:41 pm

The goings-on of the nation’s highest court rarely attract significant mainstream public attention. Yet the power of seven largely unknown judges to…

Let January 26 remain a day for all Australians

25 January 2019 1:00 pm

January 26, Australia Day, is a day for all Australians. It’s a day for being with friends, family and loved…