News & Current Affairs

By Erin Taylor

26.06.20

Dear Keyboard Warriors, please actually read this blog before you comment

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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Law Updates

By Minuri Dharmasena

02.06.20

Not so casual workers: Full Federal Court on casual employees’ entitlements

If you are one of the 2.6 million casual workers currently employed in Australia, you may be entitled to more than you bargained for! In a decision handed down on 20 May 2020,…

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Civil Law

By Stefan Russell-Uren

26.05.20

Managing Workplace Investigations

On any view, employment law can be a minefield, beset by complexity. The various rights and duties established by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), and the Awards made under it, are navigated…

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Criminal Law

By Charlene Harris

19.05.20

A Knee Jerk Reaction to Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is soon to become an offence in itself in the ACT.  At first blush, that sounds like progress – after all, shouldn’t we be protecting our elderly and vulnerable?  In short,…

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Criminal Law

By Carley Hitchins

24.04.20

Dodgy Police Warrant Ruled Invalid by the High Court

You don’t need to have watched many crime TV shows to appreciate how important search warrants are. As Lord Denning MR memorably stated in Southam v Smout [1964] 1 QB 308 at 320, cited with approval…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

16.04.20

Criminal and family law interplay: you need a master in your corner.

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘jack of all trades but master of none’ before.  Sometimes you need a master: a specialist in a particular area that is an expert in that field.  In…

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News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

15.04.20

Jubelin’s convictions show no one is above the law

You would be forgiven if you missed the news that disgraced former NSW detective, Gary Jubelin, was convicted of 4 charges of breaching the Surveillance Devices Act last week, what with the barrage…

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Law Updates

By Peter Woodhouse

07.04.20

High Court quashes Pell’s convictions and acquits of all charges

In one of the most awaited decisions in Australian legal history, the High Court of Australia, by a unanimous decision of all 7 judges, have today quashed the convictions of Cardinal George Pell…

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