Criminal Law

By Zoe Jones


Family violence orders: a double-edged sword

In an era where police are increasingly vigilant of domestic violence (now referred to as “family violence”), and the media bleat statistics of intimate partner violence causing more deaths than any other risk…

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Civil Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway


Running your mouth on social media could run your wallet dry

When we think about the law of defamation, we often think of celebrities and other high-flyers taking on large media corporations for defamatory stories and articles made in print and television media. These…

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Criminal Law

By Charlene Harris


“But I didn’t press charges!” Why police will arrest your partner regardless.

You make a report to police about your partner’s conduct toward you.  You don’t want to press charges but police charge your partner anyway.  This is a common story, and it is particularly…

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Criminal Law

By Sai Ranjit


Could your poor grammar sink you in a murder trial?

The use of different types of forensic evidence is starting to gain greater traction in Australian Courts, particularly as the use of different technologies become more accepted and more reliable.  As the use…

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News  .  Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon


Trial by Media NOT a Fair Trial

‘Trial by media’ is a phrase that gets tossed around ever-increasingly, particularly as a result of the rise and rise of social media.  In essence, it refers to the commercial and social media…

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Civil Law

By Stefan Russell-Uren


Casual Employment in the Hospitality Sector

Working for a restaurant is a rite of passage for students. I haven’t met a young professional who didn’t work in the industry at one point or another. The reason that most students…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse


Proposed changes to consent laws are political correctness gone mad!

Over the next fortnight the ACT Justice and Community Safety committee will be holding hearings into a bill proposing changes to the definition of consent in sexual assault matters to “free and voluntary…

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Criminal Law

By Carley Hitchins


Freshers are friends not food! Calls to criminalise hazing in Australian colleges

With O-week just passed, the infamous ritual of hazing has once again caught the attention of the media. Hazing essentially describes the ritual humiliation of newcomers (‘freshers’) to college life. Last month, End…

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By Monica McGrath


Trekking Kokoda for Eating Disorders

Over 11 years ago, Jacqui lost over half of her body weight. She was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, she was 19 years old. Jacqui was studying at university, popular and seemingly had everything…

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Civil Law

By Erin Taylor


“This is not the way men do things” – have you been the subject of sex discrimination?

Sex discrimination and sexual harassment have been a very live issue in the media of late (if you haven’t see it, where have you been?) I count myself lucky to work in a…

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