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Do I Know My Choices at Law?

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  • 02 March 2022
What happens if you’re caught committing a criminal offence? Most people understand that the police will arrest you, take you to court, and let the Magistrate, Judge or Jury decide on your ca
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ASSAULT OCCASSIONING ACTUAL BODILY HARM (AOABH)

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  • 15 September 2021
  The Law Section 59(1) of the Crimes Act NSW provides for the offence of Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, in that: Whosoever assaults any person, and thereby occasions
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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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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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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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“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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Filming private parts without prior consent

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  • 01 February 2021
Filming on our mobile phones has become a common everyday practice and past time for many. But depending on what you film and what you capture can mean the difference between a happy snap or a crim
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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

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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