Criminal Law

By Jane Carey

21.12.16

Discharge of jury reinforces need for judge-alone trials

On Tuesday afternoon the Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court discharged a jury in the case of Gabrielle Woutersz, the young girl charged with the murder of her mother in October 2014….

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Criminal Law

By Rachael Scott

20.12.16

Ever Growing Jailed Politicians Club

Eddie Obeid is not the first politician to do a stint behind bars for criminal activity, but he is the latest and one of the oldest. Mr Obeid was found guilty by a…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

16.12.16

It’s all Greek to me…

The system of trial by jury is a fundamental pillar of our criminal justice system in this Country.  We all enjoy the right to be tried and judged by (usually) 12 of our…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

13.12.16

Christmas Card Crime

If you’re planning to buy something online during the holiday season this year (or ever!), you should make yourself aware of the risks associated. As online shopping becomes more and more prevalent in…

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Civil Law

By Rachael Scott

02.12.16

Leaving your dog unattended in a hot car is animal cruelty.

As we head in to an inevitably hot Australian summer, there is a crucial point that needs to be made clear to every pet owner: do not leave your dog in the car….

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