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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
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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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Influenced and/or Oppressive Admissions in Law

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  • 20 January 2021
When someone is charged with a criminal offence, police normally seek to obtain admission from a suspect or a person of interest. Police are very good interviewers and investigators, adapt at e
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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

The Police ‘Brief of Evidence’

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  • 10 November 2020
When a person is charged with a criminal offence, the police either post or hand the accused person with what is called a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) that includes a copy of the police Full Facts

Police Use of Force – UN/Reasonable?

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  • 26 October 2020
Police can use ‘reasonable force’ when they are arresting a person suspected of a crime. Reasonable force has no exhaustive legal definition and what will be considered reasonable f

Police Interviews-what is OK and what is NOT

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  • 20 October 2020
Police may one day ask you or someone you know to come to a police interview. Or ask you after an arrest whether you wish to partake in an electronic recorded police interview called an ERISP (Elec

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
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