Civil Law

By Tegan Larter

22.11.18

Plan ahead for when you’re dead or you’ll be rolling in your grave

You’ve lived a great life, achieved everything you’ve set out to achieve, and prepared a will leaving your estate exactly where you want it to go. So that’s it, right? You die and…

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Criminal Law

By Claire Osborne

16.11.18

What happened to Phoebe Handsjuk?

What happened to Phoebe Handsjuk, Trudie Adams, Lyn Dawson and baby Tegan? There has been a resurgence in the popularity of mainstream media in Australia asking questions like these for under the guise…

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Criminal Law

By Carley Hitchins

09.11.18

Open Justice is a fundamental concept in our legal system – but should it cut both ways?

The current law in Tasmania and the Northern Territory prohibits the publication of information likely to identify the complainant in sexual offences cases, even with their consent. The law was originally intended encourage…

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Criminal Law

By Zoe Jones

02.11.18

Family violence orders: a double-edged sword

In an era where police are increasingly vigilant of domestic violence (now referred to as “family violence”), and the media bleat statistics of intimate partner violence causing more deaths than any other risk…

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