Criminal Law

By Adrian McKenna

10.10.16

Is Brock Turner’s sentence outrageous? Community responses to sentencing

The unprecedented outrage at Brock Turner’s 6 month gaol sentence reverberated not just in America but throughout Australia and much of the world.  That outrage is understandable. It is cry out for justice…

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Criminal Law

By Rachael Scott

14.09.16

The problem of legalising medicinal cannabis use

Come November, the legalisation of marijuana use for medical purposes will come into effect in Canberra. This is a ground-breaking feat, and has the potential to benefit many ill (some terminally) people. However,…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

06.09.16

Wrongful Conviction: Australia’s ‘fair’ share

Since its premier in December 2015, popular documentary –  Making a Murderer, has sparked international concern for miscarriages of justice. The documentary follows the story of convicted murderers Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey….

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Criminal Law

By Kate Gunther

31.08.16

Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I’m only falling apart…

Most of us are probably familiar with the heart ache of a break up. Even in mutual splits there is bound to be some level of animosity between the parties. Whilst break ups…

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Criminal Law

By Rachael Scott

26.08.16

The dangers of Child Pornography; do our teens really understand?

The media has been abuzz lately with the news of several Australian schools being targeted by a pornography ring, including schools in Canberra. It has reiterated that nothing put on the internet, or…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

17.08.16

Drug deaths at festivals: Is pill testing the solution?

The growing number of drug related deaths at Australian music festivals call for drastic measures. The availability of pill testing services at places where there is likely to be a large consumption of…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

16.08.16

Nemesis to receive $6.4 million

The ACT government has announced that Taskforce Nemesis, a police taskforce set up to tackle Canberra’s infamous motorcycle gangs, will receive an extra $6.4 million in funding, the Canberra Times reports. This is…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

10.08.16

How do you sleep at night?

I know, I know – it’s a cliché.  But it is a question that I am constantly asked as soon as I tell people that I am a criminal defence lawyer. There are…

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Criminal Law

By Ben Aulich

28.07.16

In defence of Canberra’s Corrective Services Officers

Principal Ben Aulich shares his personal experience of Canberra’s corrective services officers following this week’s Four Corners Report. There is no doubt that the recent disturbing Four Corners Report into children being gassed,…

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Criminal Law

By Jane Carey

22.07.16

My child is not a criminal: Teenagers Sexting

Picture a typical Australian Mother at home, receiving a phone call, out of the blue, from an Australian Federal Police officer about her 15 year old daughter: “I’m afraid she has been charged…

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