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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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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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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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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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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By Elizabeth Beard

16.08.17

Should Confessions Remain Confidential in Cases of Child Abuse?

The question of whether priests should report crimes told during confessional has recently been considered in a comprehensive investigation by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. This investigation culminated…

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By Elizabeth Beard

09.08.17

The Alexander Maconochie Centre’s Surprising New Program

A controversial new program currently being trialled in Canberra’s corrective centre, the Alexander Maconochie Centre, sees the most problematic prisoners mentoring the most vulnerable to help with rehabilitation and prevent reoffending. The program…

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By Jane Carey

08.08.17

The strange case of Michelle Carter and her boyfriend’s suicide

Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after she sent her boyfriend texts urging him to kill himself. Here’s our insight on the case.

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By Satomi Hamon

03.08.17

Proposed laws against drink spiking in Canberra

Laws to make it harder for people to get away with drink spiking in Canberra will soon be introduced into the ACT Legislative Assembly. ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay will bring forward the legislation in the…

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