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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Criminal Law

By Kate Gunther

16.06.17

Why the world needs to change its attitude toward drugs

The world’s current attitude toward drugs isn’t working. This is what the President of Colombia recently said, and Ben Aulich agrees. Here’s why.

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News & Current Affairs

By Satomi Hamon

18.05.17

Revenge Porn Bill in ACT Legislative Assembly

Shadow Attorney-General Jeremy Hanson will be introducing a bill to the legislative assembly for “revenge porn” laws. These proposed new laws, to be introduced by the Canberra Liberals, could see offenders facing up…

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News & Current Affairs

By Elizabeth Beard

12.05.17

When Dogs Turn Dangerous

Recent attacks from dangerous dogs have resulted in outcry ACT wide and prompted a campaign calling for tighter licensing restrictions. This campaign was incited after a Pomeranian dog called Buzz was viciously attacked…

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News & Current Affairs

By Elizabeth Beard

28.04.17

17 Hour Judgment Raises Concern for Wasteful Court Costs

The NSW Supreme Court has criticised Judge Garry Neilson for reading aloud a 138-page judgment for 17 hours over four days. With litigation already an expensive and stressful process for many litigants, the…

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