Criminal Law

By Andrew Byrnes

11.07.19

Big Brother is watching – a lesson from the Fortnite live-stream incident

On Monday 8 July 2019, a Sydney man, Luke Munday, pleaded guilty to an offence of common assault on his pregnant partner. The events to which Mr Munday pleaded guilty caused a serious…

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Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

27.06.19

Folau case will bring clarity to workplace laws

Most of you will have heard about the termination of Israel Folau’s $4 million contract with Rugby Australia, following Folau’s posts on social media, which proclaimed that hell waits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars,…

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Criminal Law

By Zoe Jones

26.06.19

Having a great time in bed, get an STI instead – criminal consequences for offenders transmitting diseases in the Australian Capital Territory

Horror stories have appeared around the globe in relation to unsuspecting persons being infected with serious sexually transmitted infections (“STIs”). It is the stuff of nightmares – waking up and realising you have…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

13.06.19

Do you recognise this person? 

The danger of using Facebook as a means of identifying suspects. Apparently, 2.7 billion people use Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or Messenger each month and more than 2.1 billion use at least one of…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

11.06.19

The Pell Appeal – in a nutshell

Catholic Cardinal George Pell is currently serving a 6-year gaol term for sexually abusing two choirboys when he was archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s. In December 2018, a jury found Pell guilty…

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Civil Law

By Minuri Dharmasena

31.05.19

Why an oral contract just isn’t good enough

As more small businesses turn to social media influencers to advertise their products, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has issued a timely reminder of the value of a good old-fashioned…

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Criminal Law

By Kate Gunther

24.05.19

Criminal Consequences for Vegan Freedom Fighters

Remember the days when anyone who lived without delicious ice cream, chocolate or cheese were doing so because of a dire health condition or allergy? Remember how you pitied those people? Well, pity…

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News

By Carley Hitchins

17.05.19

I’m only here for the democracy sausage

If you needed more of an incentive than a democracy sausage to vote tomorrow, unless you have a ‘valid and sufficient’ reason, a failure to vote in a federal election can result in…

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Criminal Law

By Charlene Harris

12.05.19

Drink, drive, and be shown no mercy: New South Wales drink driving law reforms

Non-conviction orders are well known and highly sought after.  They are most often seen in criminal matters of objectively lower seriousness, including low-range and mid-range drink driving offences, as well as drug driving…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

03.05.19

Assange sentence – a good lesson on bail laws

The average Joe or Joanna probably doesn’t have an accurate understanding of Australian bail laws.  A lot of people think of the U.S. style system where you have to stump-up a large sum…

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