Criminal Law

By Rachael Scott

07.02.17

Foxtel hit back at Facebook users who live streamed the Green vs Mundine fight

At least two social media users are facing fines of up to $60,000 or 5 years’ imprisonment for allegedly using Facebook to live stream the Danny Green and Anthony Mundine fight last Friday….

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

06.02.17

New avenue for complaint against ACT Judges and Magistrates

Last Wednesday, Canberra welcomed the establishment of a Judicial Council which has the powers to receive, report and investigate minor complaints (ones that don’t merit consideration of removal of a judicial officer from…

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Criminal Law

By Kate Gunther

03.02.17

Treating drug users as the enemy: The difficulty with waging the “war on drugs”

You may have heard three people recently died and many were hospitalised in a critical condition due to a “bad batch” of MDMA in Melbourne (see: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-16/three-people-die-from-drug-overdoses-in-melbourne/8185134). Consequently our government remains as committed…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

30.01.17

50 years since Ronald Ryan hanged – time to end the death penalty for good?

I am against the death penalty.  I don’t care what the person has been charged with, I don’t agree with it.  Most lawyers probably agree with me.  I reckon most Australians probably agree…

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Criminal Law

By Rachael Scott

23.01.17

Think twice this Australia Day

Approximately 60,000 drivers were caught and fined for speeding on ACT roads in 2016, totalling more than $15 million in fines.  Fines issued by police accounted for 6% of all fines, with the…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

18.01.17

Dangerous dog laws in the ACT

Should the ACT government consider tougher rules for ‘dangerous dog breeds’? Recently, there was an article in the Canberra Times that reported the story of two dog attack victims, Jack Hartigan and Daniel…

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Criminal Law

By Adrian McKenna

11.01.17

So you’ve been called for jury duty: What now!?

The day may come when you least expect. That fateful letter with your name on it and your date to attend court for jury duty. Serving on a jury is part of your…

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Criminal Law

By Rachael Scott

10.01.17

Sussan Ley: Are harsher restrictions necessary for Politician Privileges?

It was confirmed last week that Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley will stand aside pending an investigation into the numerous travel claims made to the Gold Coast over the past two years. ABC…

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Criminal Law

By Jane Carey

21.12.16

Discharge of jury reinforces need for judge-alone trials

On Tuesday afternoon the Chief Justice of the ACT Supreme Court discharged a jury in the case of Gabrielle Woutersz, the young girl charged with the murder of her mother in October 2014….

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Criminal Law

By Rachael Scott

20.12.16

Ever Growing Jailed Politicians Club

Eddie Obeid is not the first politician to do a stint behind bars for criminal activity, but he is the latest and one of the oldest. Mr Obeid was found guilty by a…

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