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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Law Updates

By Phoebe Logan

28.05.21

Overhaul of NSW Sexual Consent Laws

On Tuesday 25 May 2021, New South Wales Attorney-General, Mark Speakman, announced changes that will be made to the state’s consent laws.  The new laws have already sparked the ire of the legal…

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Aulich Advice Panel

By Monica McGrath

28.05.21

Aulich Advice Panel – Introduction and Episode One

Welcome to the Aulich Advice Panel series. Erin Taylor, Partner, introduces you to the new series in this first video. Each video after will provide brief advice from one of our expert lawyers….

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Law Updates

By Alexis Currier

26.05.21

Euthanasia: Is the ACT getting left behind?

On 18 May 2021, the Queensland Government became the latest Australian state to announce they would be moving forward with legislating voluntary assisted dying (euthanasia). It is expected that the draft legislation to…

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News

By Ben Aulich

21.05.21

Abolish the Death Penalty

US Governor Henry McMaster has recently reigned into law a bill that forces death row inmates to choose between the electric chair or a newly formed firing squad. This will allow his state,…

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Criminal Law

By Carley Hitchins

14.05.21

Can you be a feminist criminal defence lawyer?

I remember sitting in a tutorial at university after having disclosed to one of my peers that I worked in criminal defence. My peer shrieked and asked the question every criminal defence lawyer…

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News

By Peter Woodhouse

10.05.21

Ben Aulich – an update from our Managing Partner

I appeared on behalf of Ben Aulich today in the ACT Magistrates Court for a mention of his matter.  I reiterated our concerns that particulars of the charges against Ben have still not…

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Law Updates

By Charlene Harris

10.05.21

Roll Out the Red Carpet for Body Worn Cameras

The ACT Government is currently considering legislative change that would expand the types of situations in which ACT Police can use body worn cameras (“BWCs”). What is a BWC? As the name suggests,…

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News & Current Affairs

By Phoebe Tulk

22.04.21

Moderna? Pfizer? Johnson & Johnson? AstraZeneca?

With the Victorian government announcing on 21 April 2021 that they plan to invest $50 million into the domestic manufacturing of mRNA vaccines alike Pfizer and Moderna, prospects for Australian’s awaiting the vaccine…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

19.04.21

George Floyd murder trial: What is the defence?

On 25 May 2020, Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer at the time, pinned George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, to the ground by the neck with his knee for 9 minutes and…

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