The Impact of Trauma on the Legal Process

New laws have been introduced in New South Wales to help juries understand the impact of trauma on victims of sexual assault. What is trauma? An event is traumatic when it causes a person to be incapable of coping with a situation. A traumatic experience may occur when the person is subjected to a threat Read more about The Impact of Trauma on the Legal Process[…]

Alleged Criminal Syndicate Charged with Dishonesty Offences

Several individuals have been arrested and charged over their alleged involvement in a wide-ranging scam that was run from inside an immigration detention centre. Alleged criminal syndicate charged with range of dishonesty offences Police suspect that a male detainee at Villawood Detention Centre was running a wide-ranging scam netting close to $3 million using 16 mobile phones. He has Read more about Alleged Criminal Syndicate Charged with Dishonesty Offences[…]

Myanmar Military Accused of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity

In August 2017, the Myanmar military launched violent attacks against the Rohingya people, an ethnic minority in the country. These “clearance operations” have resulted in an estimated 10,000 deaths and have forced 700,000 people to flee across the border to Bangladesh. Calls for the prosecution of Myanmar’s top military generals The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission Read more about Myanmar Military Accused of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity[…]

Push for Pill Testing after Defqon.1 Deaths

An annual music festival has ended with the tragic deaths of two young people and several people hospitalised for suspected drug overdoses. Defqon.1, a Sydney hardstyle music festival, was held over the weekend attracting a crowd of over 30,000. Police reported up to 700 people seeking help from medical staff at the music festival. Ten Read more about Push for Pill Testing after Defqon.1 Deaths[…]

Royal Commission into Australia’s Aged Care Sector

If you have a loved-one living in an aged-care facility, keep your eyes out for the upcoming Royal Commission into Australia’s Aged Care Sector that has been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Investigations reveal a trend of abuse Elderly people living in aged care are extremely vulnerable because they are heavily reliant on aged-care Read more about Royal Commission into Australia’s Aged Care Sector[…]

Criminal Charges Arising out of the Banking Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has revealed that financial institutions have engaged in misconduct and conduct falling below acceptable community standards. The majority of the banking representatives who have appeared before the Royal Commission have admitted to instances where their company has breached  legal and moral obligations but Read more about Criminal Charges Arising out of the Banking Royal Commission[…]

National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is prevalent across Australian workplaces Every person has the right to work in a safe environment that is free from harassment. The unfortunate reality is that sexual harassment is prevalent across Australian workplaces. Sexual harassment can have severe physical, psychological and emotional impacts on victims. Further, it can have ramifications for organisations such Read more about National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment[…]

Successful $3.7m Defamation Claim against Radio Broadcaster

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones and his Sydney radio station 2GB’s licensee Harbour Radio and 4BC have been ordered to pay $3.7 million in damages for defamatory statements made against the Wagner brothers. False allegations about the Grantham family In 2014 to 2015, Mr Jones made allegations that the Wagner brothers were responsible for the deaths in Read more about Successful $3.7m Defamation Claim against Radio Broadcaster[…]