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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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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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“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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Can I be fired for not wearing a mask at work?

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  • 25 January 2021
New laws that came into effect this month require people to wear a face mask or face a $200 fine in NSW. This applies also to people who work in the industries listed below requiring mandatory
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Sex Discrimination & ‘Long Hair'

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  • 22 January 2021
A recent Human Rights case decided at the Hong Kong Court of Appeal in November 2020 is likely to resonate across a variety of common law jurisdictions like Australia. A Gendered Society Ma

Part 2 – Indigenous Australians & CJS – a snapshot of over-representation

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  • 28 September 2020
Following on with part 1 of our post into the over-representation of Indigenous Australians in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) this post briefly delves into the Royal Commission into Aboriginal D

Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility

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  • 28 September 2020
Being criminal responsible for a crime is said to being able to distinguish between the right and wrongness of the crime. Adults for the most part are thought of as criminally responsible by th

Part 1-Indigenous Australians & the CJS – a snapshot of over-representation

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  • 24 September 2020
Statistical information regarding the population incarceration rates in Australia reveals that even though Indigenous Australians make up only approximately 1.9% of the Australia’s population

The ‘CSI Effect’ & Forensic Evidence

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  • 22 September 2020
People often assume especially juries that when there is forensic evidence available and an expert is testifying in a criminal trial regarding the forensic evidence the truth of what they are sayin
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