Criminal Law

By Minuri Dharmasena


George Pell eyes the High Court

George Pell, once an internationally recognised Cardinal of the Catholic Church, is back in jail after the Victorian Court of Appeal upheld his conviction. Many commentators are predicting that Pell is already looking…

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News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse


Senior Catholics above the law? – stubborn refusal to report sexual abuse exemplifies a lot of what is wrong with the church.

Let’s face it.  The Catholic Church has a global P.R. problem, particularly in relation to child sexual abuse.  It seems that problem has just gotten significantly worse. Melbourne’s most senior Catholic, Archbishop Peter…

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Criminal Law

By Ben Aulich


Bite the bullet – it’s time to legalise euthanasia

The NSW Government has finally got around to decriminalising abortion.  Last week the Bill passed the NSW Lower House and is expected to pass the Upper House any day, making NSW the last…

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Criminal Law

By Claire Osborne


The abortion law reform that is 119 years late

“I believe the time has come for us to be respectful in the debate but to also recognise that it’s time for change.”[1] In NSW abortion is still included in the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW),…

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