Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Charlene Harris

18.02.19

Anonymous Tips

The community has long been encouraged to report suspicious activity to police.  The ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign is one of the more recent examples of this kind of community engagement.  Through this campaign,…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

15.02.19

Informer 3838: an update

The Victorian Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants kicked off this morning in Melbourne and from the opening statements of Royal Commissioner Margaret McMurdo AC and Counsel Assisting the Commission Chris…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Zoe Jones

11.02.19

The Royal Banking Commission – who is going to be charged, and when?

On 4 February 2019, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (“the Commission”) released its final report to address misconduct in the Australian banking sector. The Commissioner,…

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Criminal Law

By Satomi Hamon

01.02.19

Public sex offender register won’t protect our children

Currently access to the sex offenders register in Australia is limited closed to police and Government authorities – so, should it be made public? Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has recently flagged plans…

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Criminal Law

By Edward Chen

30.01.19

Animated and text-based child pornography

On 25 January 2019, an assistant director within the Australian Signals Directorate, an agency responsible for Australia’s cyber security, was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment for using his work computer to store animated…

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Criminal Law

By Edward Chen

25.01.19

An insight into federal prosecutions

Federal (or Commonwealth) prosecutions are prosecutions where you are charged with offences against Australia as a nation, rather than offences against an individual State or Territory. The distinction may seem wholly arbitrary and…

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Criminal Law

By Ben Aulich

02.01.19

Confiscation laws require review

This year I have seen the Australian Federal Police (“AFP”) and the ACT Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (“Director’s Office”) exercise their incredibly draconian and overreaching power to confiscate property that…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

21.12.18

Disclosure

If you’ve ever read my bio on the Aulich website you would know that my desire to practise criminal law was fostered, in a large part, by reading John Grisham books as a…

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Criminal Law

By Anna Bennett

10.12.18

Is it a crime to be Indigenous?

In December of 2017 the Australian Law Reform Commission released Report 133: Pathways to Justice – An Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Whilst the findings of…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

04.12.18

Actions of Informer 3838: appalling

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of days you would have heard about the scandal that has broken in Victoria concerning the criminal barrister who, it has been…

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