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Tendency Evidence

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  • 18 June 2021
When you are charged with a criminal offence the prosecution may attempt to use what is known as ‘Tendency Evidence’ against you. Additionally, tendency evidence can also be used in civ
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Can a Defendant be Prosecuted Using Illegally Obtained Evidence?

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  • 14 April 2021
In some instances, evidence that points to a defendant’s guilt may have been obtained illegally.  For example, by a police search without a warrant, or a covert video of a crime being co
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The Importance of Open Justice

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  • 12 April 2021
Open justice is a central feature of Australia’s judicial system.  Open justice means court rooms are open for the public to view.[1]   In particular, it allows for journalists
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How Can an Accused Defend Themselves Against an Absent Witness

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  • 16 March 2021
  In light of recent allegations against the Attorney General Christian Porter, made by a now deceased woman.  It seems an apt time to examine what options a defendant has if they are
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Mutant gene or Murder? The Kathleen Folbigg coincidence case

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  • 04 March 2021
Coincidence Evidence and the deaths of 4 babies As with our previous blog on the use of tendency evidence in a criminal or civil trial. There also exist coincidence evidence in law. Closely
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Are some forms of Violence ok?

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  • 03 March 2021
  Many would think that violence against another person or group is subject to criminal penalty or at the very least subject to some sort of penalty. However, there are certain kinds o
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Cruelty, Animals and the Law

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  • 27 February 2021
For pet owners, the companionship provided by a dog or cat is generally overall a rewarding experience, considerably improving the quality of life of the owner. However, unfortunately instances of
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Manslaughter and the Legal Duty of Care

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  • 21 January 2021
On Wednesday the 20th of January 2021, the Cairns Queensland Court held Goodstart Early Learning Centre childcare worker Ms Dionne Batrice Grills’ criminal charge for involuntary manslau
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Traffic Fines and Suspension (what to do)

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  • 19 January 2021
Many of us have found the occasional and sometimes more than the occasional traffic infringement notice (driving fine) in our letter box. Below is a brief but very useful blog on how to get a f

Preethi’s Law – Expanding Domestic Violence Laws

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  • 16 November 2020
Preethi’s Law  New changes may be coming soon to the current Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act in NSW. It is named after Ms Preethi Reddy, a young dentist who was murde
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