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Three years’ jail for revenge porn under new laws in NSW
02 Aug
In June 2017, new laws were passed by NSW parliament to crack down on the despicable trend...
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Why contempt of court matters, even for government ministers
30 Jun
The independence of the judiciary from the political arm of government is a fundamental ...
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Importance of rule of law in democratic society
21 Jun
Whether or not you agree with the recent judicial review of US president Donald Trump’s ...
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“Excessive self-defence” and use of force to protect yourself against an intruder
14 Jun
It’s everybody’s nightmare. A person breaks into your home and threatens your family. ...
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Think our laws are dumb? Wait till you hear the one about the Witchcraft Act 1735
09 Jun
Do you ever feel caught out by a silly or obsolete law?If so, consider yourself lucky ...
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Forfeiture rule: why you can’t kill your parents and then inherit their estate
23 May
A NSW woman is campaigning to change the law so that her brother who killed their parents ...
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Time for stronger laws against revenge porn
18 May
One in five Australians have been affected by so-called “revenge porn” – also known ...
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The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
03 May
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law. ...
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Tree disputes with neighbours best resolved by mediation
28 Apr
Tree disputes are among the most common causes of problems between neighbours in NSW. ...
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When can police detain you and ask for identification in NSW?
06 Apr
The NSW District Court recently awarded a Sydney man $3,201 for false imprisonment after ...
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Is my privacy really protected under Australian law?
24 Mar
Consider these three privacy incidents:The Minister for Human Services releases to a...
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Should a jury know only what is said in the court?
01 Mar
A young journalist was recently convicted of sub judice contempt of court and given a good...
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