Disconnected Electricity Sparks Tort of Misfeasance

NYONI v SHIRE OF KELLERBERRIN [2017] FCAFC 59 Facts: The claim commenced when an electrician advised Mr. Friend, in the position as CEO of the Shire, that he intended to disconnect the electricity to Mr. Nyoni’s pharmacy. It was common ground that the disconnection was carried out without the authority of the supplier of the Read more about Disconnected Electricity Sparks Tort of Misfeasance[…]

New Test for Police Negligence

Robinson (Appellant) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Respondent) [2018] UKSC 4 Facts: A plainclothes police officer DS Willan, spotted a Mr. Williams apparently dealing drugs. DS Willan called for back up and three other plainclothes officers soon joined him. Mr Williams entered a shop. They planned to ambush the suspect when he left Read more about New Test for Police Negligence[…]

Family Feuds with the Nine Network

NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA PTY LTD v TABBAA [2018] NSWCA 243 Facts: The respondents to the application (Mr and Mrs Tabbaa) brought defamation proceedings against the applicant (Nine Network) Tabbaa v Nine Network Pty Ltd (No.10) [2018] NSWSC 468. The proceedings were brought as a result of a television interview, which was broadcast featuring the respondents’ Read more about Family Feuds with the Nine Network[…]

Parklea Correctional Centre: The Capital of Bodies in Prison

‘Some of the most wicked and worst in our community are in jail. Many are far from that. But all in inmates are someone’s loved one, a sibling, parent, grandparent or child. They should not be treated as a commodity for trade in a prison industry. But as people in need of assistance.’ – Peter Read more about Parklea Correctional Centre: The Capital of Bodies in Prison[…]

Don Dale Youth Detention Centre: Outcry of the Child Detainee Population

The events that occurred last night within the harrowing institution of the Don Dale Detention Centre in Darwin, are a reflection, and have probably been brought about by the inhumane conditions of that place. The upheaval by detainees symbolises the demoralising conditions in which the detained youth have been forced to live under the NT Read more about Don Dale Youth Detention Centre: Outcry of the Child Detainee Population[…]