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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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Opinion Evidence at law - exceptions to inadmissibility

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  • 09 July 2021
  Whether you are facing a criminal or civil matter, the opposing side may attempt to use what is known as ‘Opinion Evidence’ against you. Generally, the rules of evidence
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Freedom of Contract - is there really such a thing?

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  • 02 July 2021
  It has been premised that employers and employees have the right to negotiate their terms of contract. The concept of autonomy describes this as people should be free to choose whom they
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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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Hearsay – What is it & how to identify it in law

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  • 10 May 2021
There is a lot of confusion in law as to what and what is not hearsay.  The below is a brief but simple version on what is hearsay and how to identify it when you are either dealing with a
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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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Have you been unfairly dismissed?

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  • 29 March 2021
  In these uncertain times it is worthwhile knowing the various duties and laws that govern our employment sector in Australia. One protection some Australian workers have is the statu
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Why Australia Needs a National Bill of Rights

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  • 29 March 2021
What is a Bill of Rights? A bill of rights is a set of fundamental rights and freedoms that are legally protected.[1]  Many common law countries including the United States, United Kingdo
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