Criminal Law

By Edward Chen

30.01.19

Animated and text-based child pornography

On 25 January 2019, an assistant director within the Australian Signals Directorate, an agency responsible for Australia’s cyber security, was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for using his work computer to store animated…

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Criminal Law

By Edward Chen

25.01.19

An insight into federal prosecutions

Federal (or Commonwealth) prosecutions are prosecutions where you are charged with offences against Australia as a nation, rather than offences against an individual State or Territory. The distinction may seem wholly arbitrary and…

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Criminal Law

By Ben Aulich

02.01.19

Confiscation laws require review

This year I have seen the Australian Federal Police (“AFP”) and the ACT Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (“Director’s Office”) exercise their incredibly draconian and overreaching power to confiscate property that…

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