Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

07.02.24

MP Georgie Purcell’s AI breast ‘enhancement’ leaves Australia’s legal system exposed

Victorian upper house MP Georgie Purcell last week slammed Nine News for using an image of her that had been edited to make her breasts look bigger and expose her midriff. Nine News…

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Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

20.09.23

How harmful are your words?

On 16 June 2023, I appeared before the ACT Supreme Court (instructed by my colleague Phoebe Logan) in relation to an application to determine whether a Plaintiff had suffered serious harm in defamation…

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News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

12.05.23

The Cracks in the Criminal Justice System

The first week of public hearings in the Inquiry into the Criminal Justice System in the Australian Capital Territory (the Inquiry) have made one thing very clear: the cracks in the criminal justice…

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News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

29.09.22

Systemic racism: not shocking or surprising

Text message exchanges between Constable Zachary Rolfe and other Northern Territory police officers, which have been described as “shocking”, “surprising” and “blatantly racist”[1], have been the subject of media attention in the last…

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News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

29.06.22

Time travel is possible, and it goes by the name of SCOTUS

On 25 June 2022, I woke up briefly thinking I had time-travelled back 50 years. Turns out I hadn’t – the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) had just handed down a…

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News

By Caitlin Holloway

01.02.22

Smiling at Scomo – Grace Tame’s message to the Government

“Let us re-direct the discomfort to where it belongs.” Those are some of the words Grace Tame used in her acceptance speech when she won Australian of the Year in 2021. Grace was,…

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Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

17.09.21

Lockdown Leases: A guide for commercial landlords and tenants.

As the ACT enters its sixth week in lockdown, many small business owners are feeling the impacts of lockdown hard. Important changes to the obligations of commercial landlords and tenants have recently come…

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News

By Caitlin Holloway

11.06.21

Do we still have a “White Australia” policy?

Like so many others this week, I have felt heartbroken by the story of three-year old Tharunicaa Nadesalingam, who was medically evacuated from the Christmas Island Detention Centre with a blood infection, after…

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News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

13.11.20

You’re fired Donald, Biden came up trumps

Last week, we wrote about the allegations of election fraud being claimed by Donald Trump and whether fraud was a genuine concern in the United States election (you can find that blog here:…

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News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

14.08.20

SCAMDEMIC: Your Facebook posts are killing people

While social media can be a powerful tool for authorities in times of crisis, it can also be really dangerous. Like so many others this year, I have been spending more time than…

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