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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Criminal Law

By Elizabeth Beard

05.07.17

What is a section 10?

If you’ve been involved in a criminal case, you may have heard of a section 10. But what is it, and are you eligible for one?

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Criminal Law

By Elizabeth Beard

30.06.17

Can you be guilty of planning a crime that isn’t carried out?

Convicted sex offender, James Holliday, attempted to implement a plan from jail to have two crucial witnesses kidnapped and forced to retract their evidence. When Mr Holliday’s plan was foiled, he was charged with inciting another to commit…

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Criminal Law

By Adrian McKenna

19.06.17

The most pressing issues facing clients charged with a criminal offence

The police have just knocked on your door and informed you that you have been charged with a criminal offence. What goes through your mind? Here are answers to some of the most…

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Criminal Law

By Kate Gunther

16.06.17

Why the world needs to change its attitude toward drugs

The world’s current attitude toward drugs isn’t working. This is what the President of Colombia recently said, and Ben Aulich agrees. Here’s why.

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Criminal Law

By Tom Taylor

27.04.17

Is Australia’s War on Drugs a failure?

Ice use in Australia is soaring according to new data drawn from collected wastewater. So where does this leave the state of our so-called War on Drugs?

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

13.04.17

Gene Gibson case casts light on the need for additional resources for the community legal sector

As a criminal defence lawyer when I am talking to a new client or dealing with a potential client making inquiries over the telephone I often speak about the importance of getting the…

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Criminal Law

By Jane Carey

12.04.17

Are mental health and drug addictions an excuse for criminal offending?

Mental health is an important issue in Australia, especially when it comes to criminal law. But, is mental health a viable excuse for criminal conduct?

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

10.04.17

What is the crime of infanticide?

Infanticide is the term used in law to describe the killing of an infant by its mother who was, at the time of the offence, suffering from a mental illness associated with the…

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Criminal Law

By Tom Taylor

31.03.17

Sentencing: Is the length of a sentence the measure of justice?

Courts around the country are filled with horrendous crimes, stories of tragedy, broken lives, and disadvantaged people. The role of Courts in sentencing offenders is often misplaced. Courts do not administer justice they…

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