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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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  .  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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Civil Law  .  News & Current Affairs

By Caitlin Holloway

26.10.18

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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