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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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

21.12.18

Disclosure

If you’ve ever read my bio on the Aulich website you would know that my desire to practise criminal law was fostered, in a large part, by reading John Grisham books as a…

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Criminal Law

By Anna Bennett

10.12.18

Is it a crime to be Indigenous?

In December of 2017 the Australian Law Reform Commission released Report 133: Pathways to Justice – An Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Whilst the findings of…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

04.12.18

Actions of Informer 3838: appalling

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of days you would have heard about the scandal that has broken in Victoria concerning the criminal barrister who, it has been…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

02.12.18

ACT Bill to legalise cannabis – a half-cocked approach

We saw the introduction of a bill into the Legislative Assembly last week by ACT Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson seeking to legalise cannabis for personal use.  Whilst the legalisation of cannabis is a…

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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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Civil Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

26.10.18

Running your mouth on social media could run your wallet dry

When we think about the law of defamation, we often think of celebrities and other high-flyers taking on large media corporations for defamatory stories and articles made in print and television media. These…

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