Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

24.03.20

Criminal Matters

We understand that the following months will be unpredictable and daunting for all of us. It’s incumbent on us to do what we can in this climate to help others and see we…

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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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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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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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Criminal Law

By Alexis Currier

15.11.19

When milk turns sour; consequences of drug taking at festivals

Spilt Milk 2019 will be held in Canberra on 23 November 2019, only 2 weeks after the damming report released by NSW Deputy State Coroner Grahame following an inquest in the deaths of…

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Criminal Law

By Peter Woodhouse

22.10.19

Proposed bikie laws are ill-thought-out and unlikely to be effective.

The ABC and Canberra Times is heralding the news this morning that the ACT Government is set to introduce a surprise Bill on Thursday targeting bikies and organised crime. Apparently, under the new…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Alexis Currier

11.10.19

A pawsitive outcome? – A review of the animal welfare amendments in the ACT

On 16 May 2019, the ACT Government introduced the Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill into the Legislative Assembly. The Bill proposed a number of changes to the Animal Welfare Act 1992 (ACT), which…

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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

04.10.19

Driving whilst tired? An awakening on the laws of dangerous driving.

Today marks the start of another long weekend.  On weekends like this and as the weather warms, Australians (and Canberrans in particular) will take to the roads and flock to the coast.  …

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