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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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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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

07.08.20

Naming and shaming COVID ‘criminals’: Is it right? Is it racist?

In July 2020, it was reported that two young black women had tested positive to COVID-19 after they allegedly lied on a travel declaration when arriving in Brisbane from Melbourne and failed to quarantine,…

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News & Current Affairs

By Mara Dodson

31.07.20

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Indigenous Land Rights

There are over 37,000 indigenous land rights claims in NSW awaiting determination by the government, including the first claim lodged under the NSW Land Rights Act[1] (“the Act”) in 1983, according to documents…

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News

By Alexis Currier

24.07.20

Mask on, mask off?

Due to the huge spike in COVID-19 cases over recent days, it has become mandatory for Victorians to wear a mask or face covering when leaving their homes. What may be unclear to…

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News & Current Affairs

By Erin Taylor

26.06.20

Dear Keyboard Warriors

It is the culture of privilege, the unconscious bias and culture of acceptance that has been at the core of the Black Lives matter protests and the public rhetoric. I have been horrified…

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News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

19.06.20

Freedom of political communication vs a health crisis: weighing up matters of public interest

The tragic death of George Floyd in custody in the United States has sparked widespread protests throughout the world. The protests, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, have come at a…

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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

05.06.20

ABORIGINAL LIVES MATTER: Black deaths in custody happening in our own backyard

There has recently been an outpouring of support in the Australian media for the American Black Lives Matter movement. This is in response to the horrific death of George Floyd, who died after…

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