Strengthening protections for people experiencing sexual and domestic violence

New protections for people experiencing sexual and domestic violence explained.

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What’s new with section 32? Mental health, cognitive impairment and criminal law

An overview of the forthcoming changes to mental health and criminal law legislation.

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Police silence and Aboriginal deaths in custody

Contemporary decisions highlight concerns about police accountability and Aboriginal deaths in custody.

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Paying the price: sentencing for criminal cartel conduct

Recent cases provide guidance on how courts will approach sentencing of corporations and individuals for criminal cartel conduct.

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Navigating the new normal: the virtual court

Practical pointers for advocates adapting to the virtual courtroom.

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Search warrants and the ‘fourth estate’: recent judgments

Were the raids on Newscorp and the ABC valid? The verdicts are in but the controversy continues.

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Is Weissensteiner dead? High Court charts a new direction in Strbak v The Queen

What can be made of an accused’s failure to give evidence in a criminal trial? Mark Tedeschi AM QC discusses.

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Understanding the High Court’s acquittal of Cardinal George Pell

An analysis of the The High Court’s verdict and its implications for the role of appellate courts in reviewing ‘unreasonable’ guilty verdicts.

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Could the ‘Great Writ’ lie to release prisoners at risk from COVID-19?

With prisoners at greater risk than the general population from COVID-19, habeas corpus is considered as a remedy for the release of vulnerable prisoners.

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Homicide and causation: The High Court decision in Swan v The Queen

Mark Tedeschi AM QC discusses the fascinating recent High Court decision that has effectively extended the law of causation in homicide cases.

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