News

By Erin Taylor

30.10.19

Aggressive misogynism – what does that even mean?

A bit of a change up for our blog this week. Rather than a post about proposed changes in the law or an analysis of recent Court decisions, we’ve decided to post a…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

22.10.19

Proposed bikie laws are ill-thought-out and unlikely to be effective.

The ABC and Canberra Times is heralding the news this morning that the ACT Government is set to introduce a surprise Bill on Thursday targeting bikies and organised crime. Apparently, under the new…

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News & Current Affairs  .  Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

18.10.19

Eastman compensation case: a precis.

 Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have heard that David Eastman, who was acquitted of the murder of Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester after his retrial last…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Alexis Currier

11.10.19

A pawsitive outcome? – A review of the animal welfare amendments in the ACT

On 16 May 2019, the ACT Government introduced the Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill into the Legislative Assembly. The Bill proposed a number of changes to the Animal Welfare Act 1992 (ACT), which…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

04.10.19

Driving whilst tired? An awakening on the laws of dangerous driving.

Today marks the start of another long weekend.  On weekends like this and as the weather warms, Australians (and Canberrans in particular) will take to the roads and flock to the coast.  …

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Kate Gunther

27.09.19

Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

We all know one of these depraved activities is already outlawed in Bali on pain of death (or extended periods in custody). Drugs have long been illegal at the favourite holiday destination, and…

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Civil Law

By Olivia Huntington

20.09.19

The Religious Discrimination Bill – protecting discrimination or facilitating it?

The Commonwealth Government has now released three highly anticipated draft bills, in response to the findings of its Expert Panel into Religious Freedom in its report of December 2018. This panel was called…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

13.09.19

Child sex dolls – are they legal? Should they be?

Child sex dolls are anatomically correct, life-size dolls made to look like pubescent and prepubescent children. They are currently manufactured in overseas markets, including China, Hong Kong and Japan, and are designed to…

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Civil Law

By Stefan Russell-Uren

11.09.19

A legal look at ordinary hours and overtime allocation

Employers, and their HR managers, will be acutely aware of various penalties and loadings applied against time worked by employees – especially in industries involving the conduct of business at irregular hours. Because…

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Criminal Law

By Carley Hitchins

06.09.19

Making you a murderer- how unreliable forensic techniques can put you behind bars

Justice Chris Maxwell, President of the Victorian Court of Appeal, made headlines this week when he commented on a number of questionable practises dressed up as reliable forensic evidence.  He noted some forensic…

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