July 9, 2015

Indigenous Recognition in the constitution – the way forward?

85% of people favour recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution. That is a record percentage of support. So, why hasn’t it happened yet? What is holding back the crucial reform of Indigenous Recognition that has wide support? Australian resistance to constitutional change The explanation begins with Australia’s history of resistance to constitutional change. Out of 44 referenda since […]

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Note on the Criminal Procedure Amendment (Domestic Violence Complaints) Act 2014

On 1 June 2015 the Criminal Procedure Amendment (Domestic Violence Complainants) Act 2014 (also known as the Domestic Violence Evidence in Chief Act) came into force. The new Act amended the Criminal Procedure Act 1986; the amendments can be found in Part 4B of the 1986 Act. The amendments allow police to take an audio

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