News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

18.03.19

Fraser Anning may end up with more than egg on his face

I assume, like me, most of you had a bit of a chuckle at the footage of Senator Fraser Anning getting ‘egged’ by young Will Connolly (affectionately known a “Egg Boy”) on Saturday….

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Criminal Law

By Anna Bennett

17.03.19

Pell guilty in the Court of public opinion, perhaps not guilty in the Court of law

A key concept of criminal law which lawyers, law students and the general population alike find incredibly difficult to grasp, is the reality that committing a criminal act, is not unequivocally synonymous with…

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Criminal Law

By Bridie Harders

12.03.19

Are suppression orders now a fallacy and if so, what should we do about it?

The availability of suppression orders in criminal proceedings has been considered, by some, to be a controversial concept. There is the tension between the need to administer justice in an open and transparent…

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Criminal Law

By Carley Hitchins

03.03.19

New laws to compel adults to report child sexual abuse or face imprisonment

A new law touted by the ACT Government in recent weeks proposes to make it a crime for any adult in Canberra, who believes on reasonable grounds that a child has suffered sexual…

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Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

26.02.19

Employee or Independent Contractor: What’s the difference?

Australian workers are traditionally classified as either an employee or an independent contractor, but what’s the difference between the two? In essence, independent contractors are afforded very limited workplace rights and do not…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Charlene Harris

18.02.19

Anonymous Tips

The community has long been encouraged to report suspicious activity to police.  The ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign is one of the more recent examples of this kind of community engagement.  Through this campaign,…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

15.02.19

Informer 3838: an update

The Victorian Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants kicked off this morning in Melbourne and from the opening statements of Royal Commissioner Margaret McMurdo AC and Counsel Assisting the Commission Chris…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Zoe Jones

11.02.19

The Royal Banking Commission – who is going to be charged, and when?

On 4 February 2019, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (“the Commission”) released its final report to address misconduct in the Australian banking sector. The Commissioner,…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

01.02.19

Public sex offender register won’t protect our children

Currently access to the sex offenders register in Australia is limited closed to police and Government authorities – so, should it be made public? Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has recently flagged plans…

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Criminal Law

By Edward Chen

30.01.19

Animated and text-based child pornography

On 25 January 2019, an assistant director within the Australian Signals Directorate, an agency responsible for Australia’s cyber security, was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for using his work computer to store animated…

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