News & Current Affairs

By Elizabeth Beard

09.08.17

The Alexander Maconochie Centre’s Surprising New Program

A controversial new program currently being trialled in Canberra’s corrective centre, the Alexander Maconochie Centre, sees the most problematic prisoners mentoring the most vulnerable to help with rehabilitation and prevent reoffending. The program…

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News & Current Affairs

By Jane Carey

08.08.17

The strange case of Michelle Carter and her boyfriend’s suicide

Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after she sent her boyfriend texts urging him to kill himself. Here’s our insight on the case.

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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

03.08.17

Proposed laws against drink spiking in Canberra

Laws to make it harder for people to get away with drink spiking in Canberra will soon be introduced into the ACT Legislative Assembly. ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay will bring forward the legislation in the…

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News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich & Associates Ben Aulich & Associates

31.07.17

South Australia may soon decriminalise sex work

A change to South Australia’s sex worker laws may be on the cards. Here’s what’s been going on in the state Parliament, and what the law says in the ACT.

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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

20.07.17

Pushing back against anti-consorting laws

The ACT Government, lawyers and civil libertarians have pushed back against renewed calls from the opposition for anti-consorting laws in the ACT, following Canberra’s third bikie-related shooting in a fortnight. The laws, which were…

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News & Current Affairs

By Elizabeth Beard

11.07.17

Canberra’s Youth Detention Centre – Disturbing and Destructive

Serious allegations of abuse and violence have triggered intense scrutiny of the Bimberi youth detention centre with many very concerned for the young inmates. The Bimberi detention centre is a 40-bed facility located…

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Criminal Law

By Elizabeth Beard

05.07.17

What is a section 10?

If you’ve been involved in a criminal case, you may have heard of a section 10. But what is it, and are you eligible for one?

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Criminal Law

By Elizabeth Beard

30.06.17

Can you be guilty of planning a crime that isn’t carried out?

Convicted sex offender, James Holliday, attempted to implement a plan from jail to have two crucial witnesses kidnapped and forced to retract their evidence. When Mr Holliday’s plan was foiled, he was charged with inciting another to commit…

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Criminal Law

By Adrian McKenna

19.06.17

The most pressing issues facing clients charged with a criminal offence

The police have just knocked on your door and informed you that you have been charged with a criminal offence. What goes through your mind? Here are answers to some of the most…

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News & Current Affairs

By Elizabeth Beard

16.06.17

Has social media eradicated the possibility of a fair trial?

The increasing prevalence of social media continues to threaten fair trials as jurors turn to the internet to learn more. Recent cases across Australia have shown jurors disobeying their directions and actively using…

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