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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News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

11.12.19

The interview with Lawyer X

As the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants in Victoria continues, Lawyer X – Nicola Gobbo, took to the airways in a secretive interview on ABC’s 7:30 on Tuesday night. If…

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News & Current Affairs

By Ben Aulich

06.12.19

Freedom of Speech – even if the speech is stupid

It sticks in my craw to hear that fanatically religious footballer said in the media yesterday “Wiv today’s acknowledgement and apology by Rugby Austraya we have been vindicated”. He’s just too stupid to…

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News & Current Affairs  .  Civil Law

By Caitlin Holloway

18.10.19

Eastman compensation case: a precis.

 Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have heard that David Eastman, who was acquitted of the murder of Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester after his retrial last…

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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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Criminal Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Kate Gunther

27.09.19

Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

We all know one of these depraved activities is already outlawed in Bali on pain of death (or extended periods in custody). Drugs have long been illegal at the favourite holiday destination, and…

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News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

15.08.19

Senior Catholics above the law? – stubborn refusal to report sexual abuse exemplifies a lot of what is wrong with the church.

Let’s face it.  The Catholic Church has a global P.R. problem, particularly in relation to child sexual abuse.  It seems that problem has just gotten significantly worse. Melbourne’s most senior Catholic, Archbishop Peter…

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News & Current Affairs

By Peter Woodhouse

18.03.19

Fraser Anning may end up with more than egg on his face

I assume, like me, most of you had a bit of a chuckle at the footage of Senator Fraser Anning getting ‘egged’ by young Will Connolly (affectionately known a “Egg Boy”) on Saturday….

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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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