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Should companies be held accountable for producing products with cancer forming chemicals?

Should companies be held accountable for producing products with cancer forming chemicals?

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News

Following our previous blogs on ‘new enforced laws’ for social media companies to be held accountable for illegal materials being shared on their platforms, leads us to question whether other companies should be held accountable for the effects of their products on the public. We are more aware these days of the side effects of […]

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Initiatives and actions to reduce indigenous prison populations

Initiatives and actions to reduce indigenous prison populations

Criminal Law, Drug Offences, Section 32 Mental Health

They represent only 3% of the total population, yet more than 28% of Australia’s prison population are Aboriginal. Statistics show that a staggering 60% of Indigenous Australians aged between 19 to 20 reoffend and until they end up in prison.  How can we reduce these disproportionate incarceration rates? Here are a few examples of some simple ways to stop Aboriginal youths from reoffending and […]

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Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

Criminal Law

It has been just four weeks after the devastating mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Australis sets a world-first in passing legislation that governs the conduct of social media and online platforms. On Thursday the House of Representatives passed a law requiring social media platforms to remove content that shows murders, rape, kidnapping, terrorist […]

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Revolutionising paedophilia with a non-offending self confessed paedophile

Revolutionising paedophilia with a non-offending self confessed paedophile

Assault, Criminal Law, Recent News

A non-offending self-confessed paedophile is trying to raise awareness and revolutionise the public’s understanding of underage attraction. Nickerson, from Tennessee, USA wants to encourage paedophiles to seek help and get support for their sexual inclinations. Nick sees this as a sexual orientation, but knows and understands it is unethical to act on it. The 43 year old works […]

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Federal Budget dedicates $7.8 million for a child sex offender list – The search will be easy as a pin on a map

Federal Budget dedicates $7.8 million for a child sex offender list – The search will be easy as a pin on a map

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Federal Budget dedicates $7.8 million for a child sex offender list Australians will soon be able to search for local child sex offenders, see their photograph and details. The Federal budget has allocated 7.8 million for this initiative, and Australians will access a wealth of information. This 2019-2020 budget will create an extensive National Public […]

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Is it illegal to drive with a cracked windscreen?

Is it illegal to drive with a cracked windscreen?

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Windscreen chips and cracks could make your car unroadworthy, and you could receive a fine if the crack is in sight of your driving. Is it illegal to drive with a cracked windscreen? Strictly speaking, it is not illegal to drive with a cracked or chipped windscreen, however, it could render your vehicle as ‘a […]

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Social media executives may be jailed and their companies fined billions of dollars if they fail to remove terrorist material

Social media executives may be jailed and their companies fined billions of dollars if they fail to remove terrorist material

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Could social media be accountable for the spread of terrorism? Social media executives may be jailed and their companies fined billions of dollars if they fail to remove terrorist material, like the Christchurch massacre live stream, under proposed new laws. The Australian Government is pledging to introduce the Bill to Parliament next week after the tragic loss of 50 […]

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ICE…It’s about to get a whole lot harder. The melting pot of crystal methamphetamine

ICE…It’s about to get a whole lot harder. The melting pot of crystal methamphetamine

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases

The cracks are in the ice   It has been twelve months since the last ‘Ice’ enquiry  (Letters Patent dated 28 November 2018 appointed by Professor Dan Howard SC  as Commissioner. And now there is to be a new enquiry. What is this enquiry for? In simple terms this enquiry may strengthen NSW’s response to ice and illicit amphetamine type stimulants […]

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Is it a crime for a dog to excessively bark?

Is it a crime for a dog to excessively bark?

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

  If a neighbour’s dog is excessively barking day and night, there are ways to reduce the noise or to fix the problem. There is no crime against dogs barking excessively, however, there is a process that should be followed, and if the owners do not comply, then they could face a fine and have […]

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Is pushing someone classed as assault?

Is pushing someone classed as assault?

Assault, Criminal Law, Recent Cases

Is pushing someone classed as assault?   Even the slightest use of force can be considered assault if it creates an apprehension of fear of an imminent harmful or offensive contact.  Seemingly physical actions such as pushing a person or grabbing them by their clothes can qualify as domestic violence if it engenders fear or […]

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