Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

28.02.20

Show us what you’ve got! – the importance of prosecutorial disclosure.

A NSW Local Court Magistrate and police prosecutors from the Illawarra had their knuckles collectively rapped by the NSW Supreme Court this week in defence of the prosecutorial duty of disclosure.  The decision…

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Law Updates

By Olivia Huntington

21.02.20

It’s the constitution. It’s Mabo. It’s the vibe…

A win for Indigenous people – but will the Department of Home Affairs find a way around the recent decision of the High Court? On 11 February 2020, the High Court handed down…

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Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

14.02.20

What do you do if you wind-up here?

If you are involved in the construction industry in the ACT, you will have heard about the recent collapse of one of Canberra’s “big players” in the construction game. The liquidation of this…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

01.02.20

Big Brother is watching… or at least ACT Policing are.

Earlier this week the ACT Government and Chief Police Officer were collectively beating their drums about improvements to the ACT Closed Circuit Television (“CCTV”) network.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been pumped…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

24.01.20

Canberra’s new Drug and Alcohol Court

In September 2019, the ACT Government moved to create a new Drug and Alcohol Court (DAC) and introduced legislation that will allow it to issue substance dependent offenders with a Drug and Alcohol…

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Civil Law  .  Law Updates

By Alexis Currier

17.01.20

What will the changes to CTP mean for Canberrans?

With the changes to CTP Laws in the ACT expected to commence on 1 February 2020, it is integral that motorists understand what these new changes will mean for them if they are…

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Criminal Law

By Kate Gunther

13.01.20

Some men just want to watch the world burn

Renowned as the most liveable city in the world, spacious and pristine Canberra is the envy of many. For those of us lucky enough to live here, we habitually take advantage of the…

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Criminal Law

By Charlene Harris

20.12.19

Be careful what Santa brings down your chimney, because it may just land you behind bars over Christmas.

Gel blasters, also known as gel blaster guns, are becoming increasingly popular and the numbers of them appearing in the ACT have been on the rise throughout 2019.  Around 80 gel blasters were…

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News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

11.12.19

The interview with Lawyer X

As the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants in Victoria continues, Lawyer X – Nicola Gobbo, took to the airways in a secretive interview on ABC’s 7:30 on Tuesday night. If…

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News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich

06.12.19

Freedom of Speech – even if the speech is stupid

It sticks in my craw to hear that fanatically religious footballer said in the media yesterday “Wiv today’s acknowledgement and apology by Rugby Austraya we have been vindicated”. He’s just too stupid to…

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