News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

14.08.20

SCAMDEMIC: Your Facebook posts are killing people

While social media can be a powerful tool for authorities in times of crisis, it can also be really dangerous. Like so many others this year, I have been spending more time than…

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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

07.08.20

Naming and shaming COVID ‘criminals’: Is it right? Is it racist?

In July 2020, it was reported that two young black women had tested positive to COVID-19 after they allegedly lied on a travel declaration when arriving in Brisbane from Melbourne and failed to quarantine,…

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News & Current Affairs

By Mara Dodson

31.07.20

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Indigenous Land Rights

There are over 37,000 indigenous land rights claims in NSW awaiting determination by the government, including the first claim lodged under the NSW Land Rights Act[1] (“the Act”) in 1983, according to documents…

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News

By Alexis Currier

24.07.20

Mask on, mask off?

Due to the huge spike in COVID-19 cases over recent days, it has become mandatory for Victorians to wear a mask or face covering when leaving their homes. What may be unclear to…

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News & Current Affairs

By Erin Taylor

26.06.20

Dear Keyboard Warriors

It is the culture of privilege, the unconscious bias and culture of acceptance that has been at the core of the Black Lives matter protests and the public rhetoric. I have been horrified…

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News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

19.06.20

Freedom of political communication vs a health crisis: weighing up matters of public interest

The tragic death of George Floyd in custody in the United States has sparked widespread protests throughout the world. The protests, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, have come at a…

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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

05.06.20

ABORIGINAL LIVES MATTER: Black deaths in custody happening in our own backyard

There has recently been an outpouring of support in the Australian media for the American Black Lives Matter movement. This is in response to the horrific death of George Floyd, who died after…

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Law Updates

By Minuri Dharmasena

02.06.20

Not so casual workers: Full Federal Court on casual employees’ entitlements

If you are one of the 2.6 million casual workers currently employed in Australia, you may be entitled to more than you bargained for! In a decision handed down on 20 May 2020,…

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Civil Law

By Stefan Russell-Uren

26.05.20

Managing Workplace Investigations

On any view, employment law can be a minefield, beset by complexity. The various rights and duties established by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), and the Awards made under it, are navigated…

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Criminal Law

By Charlene Harris

19.05.20

A Knee Jerk Reaction to Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is soon to become an offence in itself in the ACT.  At first blush, that sounds like progress – after all, shouldn’t we be protecting our elderly and vulnerable?  In short,…

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