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Indigenous People can NEVER BE Constitutional Aliens

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  • 24 August 2021
  Love & Thoms v Commonwealth [2020] HCA 3 Mr Thoms was born in New Zealand and as such was a New Zealand citizen. But he had resided permanently in Australia since 1994 and is a d
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Police & Young People

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  • 19 August 2021
  It comes as no surprise that young people due to their visibility and use of public spaces interact with police on a regular basis. More so than other age groups.  However, rese
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A gendered Criminal Justice System?

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  • 12 July 2021
  Across many professions and businesses there exist both here in Australia and across many other nations a stark imbalance of men to women in positions of power. The criminal justice
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Trial by Media – Good or Bad?

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  • 26 April 2021
A defendant should be considered innocent until proven guilty.  All defendants have a right to a fair trial,[1] which requires a verdict made by an impartial jury.  The jury must determin
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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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Australian Prisons, too hard or too soft?

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  • 08 March 2021
  There are strong opinions regarding just how much creature comforts a person sentenced to a term of imprisonment should receive in goal and paid for solely by the State.   T
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“Rich get richer, poor get prison” in the ‘Lucky Country’

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  • 01 March 2021
The economic growth of a nation should ideally be primarily based on the economic growth of its entire populace. However, studies have constantly shown that the people who are growing economically
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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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