News

By Peter Woodhouse

01.12.20

Lawyer X findings published

Yesterday saw the publishing of the final report from the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants.  Over the last 12 months, the Honourable Margaret McMurdo presided over more than 127 hearings…

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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

By Satomi Hamon

06.11.20

What is ‘election fraud’ and is it a true concern for the US Election results?

Since the United States Election Day (4 November 2020), President Donald Trump and his supporters have flooded the internet with allegations of widespread election fraud they insist is being used to ‘steal’ an…

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News & Current Affairs

By Minuri Dharmasena

02.11.20

Free the Flag: Copyright and the Aboriginal Flag

Should Aboriginal peoples have the right to the Aboriginal flag? Should private, non-Indigenous owned companies profit off of Aboriginal identities? Should an Aboriginal man, a member of the stolen generation, be dispossessed of…

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News

By Charlene Harris

12.10.20

E-Scooters: A Help or Hindrance?

It seems there are e-scooters everywhere you look at the moment.  E-scooters have been legal in the ACT since 20 December 2019, however the e-scooter share scheme that rolled out last month has…

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Property Law

By Emma West

08.10.20

Why you should hire a Conveyancer when Selling or Buying a Property

Why use a Conveyancer? Buying a house is one of the biggest financial investments you’ll ever make, and you want to ensure that your investment is protected. What may seem like a small…

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Law Updates

By Alexis Currier

25.09.20

LGBTQI+ Conversion Therapy banned in the ACT

On 27 August 2020, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Bill. In short, the newly enacted Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Act 2020 (the Act) to…

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Criminal Law

By Mara Dodson

21.09.20

Capital Punishment: Things to know today

Another US Presidential Cycle, another discussion of the Big Issues. As usual, Capital Punishment is right up there. In short compass, Joe Biden and the Democrats say abolish it. In a surprise to…

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News

By Peter Woodhouse

03.09.20

Lawyer X: from the perspective of a criminal defence lawyer

For those of you not familiar with the story of Lawyer X, in 2019 it was revealed that Victorian barrister, Nicola Gobbo, had been working with police as an informer, which apparently included…

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News & Current Affairs

By Carley Hitchins

21.08.20

COVID-19 – a death sentence in jails around the world

Custodial environments are susceptible to COVID-19 outbreaks given the confined conditions, potential for over-crowding and poor health profiles of the prison population. Extreme overcrowding means people are unable to self-isolate, provided with little…

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