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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Criminal Law

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

29.11.16

Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk

Knowing your legal rights when it comes to music festivals With increasing police presence at music festivals, it is no surprise that more and more Australians are being arrested and charged for minor…

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Criminal Law

By Kate Gunther

18.11.16

‘tis the Season to be jolly…(but not too jolly)

It’s that time of year again – Party time! This blog is not one of those stuffy lawyer blogs about being restrained at your office Christmas party. Ours is not that type of…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

14.11.16

Drunk in public? Here’s what’s up

As the weather gets warmer and the days longer, the number of drunk Australians gets higher. On the last weekend of October, twenty-one drunk people were assisted by ACT Police. Ten of the…

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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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Criminal Law

By Rachael Scott

14.09.16

The problem of legalising medicinal cannabis use

Come November, the legalisation of marijuana use for medical purposes will come into effect in Canberra. This is a ground-breaking feat, and has the potential to benefit many ill (some terminally) people. However,…

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