Criminal Law

By Carley Hitchins

09.03.18

Freshers are friends not food! Calls to criminalise hazing in Australian colleges

With O-week just passed, the infamous ritual of hazing has once again caught the attention of the media. Hazing essentially describes the ritual humiliation of newcomers (‘freshers’) to college life. Last month, End…

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News

By Monica McGrath

28.02.18

Trekking Kokoda for Eating Disorders

Over 11 years ago, Jacqui lost over half of her body weight. She was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, she was 19 years old. Jacqui was studying at university, popular and seemingly had everything…

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Civil Law

By Erin Taylor

21.12.17

“This is not the way men do things” – have you been the subject of sex discrimination?

Sex discrimination and sexual harassment have been a very live issue in the media of late (if you haven’t see it, where have you been?) I count myself lucky to work in a…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

17.12.17

How young is too young for crime?

Children are not held criminally responsible for their actions until they have reached a certain age. In all Australian jurisdictions, the criminal age of responsibility applies to anyone 10 years of age or older. …

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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

17.10.17

Pill testing approved in ACT, but not going to happen at Spilt Milk

The ACT Government announced in September they would allow free pill testing to take place at the Spilt Milk music festival in Canberra on November 25, making it the first festival in Australia to provide this harm reduction service. However, Spilt…

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News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

13.09.17

Defending the indefensible

Child Sex Offenders and the horrible offences they commit upon vulnerable members of society is about as unpopular a topic as you can think of.  It is unsurprising then that I was somewhat…

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News & Current Affairs

By Elizabeth Beard

08.09.17

Would You Want to Meet the Man Who Robbed You?

Being the victim of an offence can have many consequences both physical and psychological. It could easily be presumed for a victim to meet their offender would be a scary and negative experience….

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News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

22.08.17

25 terms you’ll hear in an Australian court

It’s daunting going to court, especially when lawyers and judges often use a lot of complex legal terms. Here’s a glossary of words you might hear at court.

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News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

22.08.17

How should you conduct yourself in court?

Going to court can be a daunting process. We’ll put your nerves at ease with this handy guide on how best to conduct yourself at court.

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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

17.08.17

‘The Hoddle Street Killer’ will remain behind bars, High Court decides

Julian Knight, AKA ‘The Hoddle Street Killer’ shot dead seven people and injured 19 during a shooting spree in Clifton Hill, Victoria in August 1987. Knight was sentenced to life in prison, with…

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