Criminal Law

By Jane Carey

28.10.16

“Don’t ask me for legal advice on tinder”

There are now (and have been for several recent years) more female law graduates than males.  Criminal defence law is one of the traditionally male-dominated arenas, but that too is changing, particularly in…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

21.10.16

Tostee case suggests need for better choices by DPP

I am surprised a jury took 4 days of deliberation to acquit Gable Tostee of murder and manslaughter in the recent QLD case that has intrigued a great portion of the country.  I,…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

18.10.16

Seeking relief: Australia found guilty of torture

  “Australia’s offshore processing regime fits the definition of torture under international law.” Last night, Amnesty International released the report, ‘Island of Despair: Australia’s ‘processing of refugees’’, which holds the Australian government responsible…

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Criminal Law

By Rachael Scott

14.10.16

Joe Cinque’s Consolation

There has been plenty of talk recently about the release of “Joe Cinque’s Consolation”, a film adaption of the true story written by Helen Garner of the same name. It tells the story…

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Criminal Law

By Adrian McKenna

10.10.16

Is Brock Turner’s sentence outrageous? Community responses to sentencing

The unprecedented outrage at Brock Turner’s 6 month gaol sentence reverberated not just in America but throughout Australia and much of the world.  That outrage is understandable. It is cry out for justice…

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