The Ellis Defence Is Finally Abolished

In a time where child abuse allegations and cover-up scandals are rocking the Catholic Church, the NSW government has made it easier for survivors of institutional child abuse to sue churches. The “Ellis Defence”, which prevented abuse survivors from suing unincorporated organisations for compensation, was abolished earlier this month. This decision came after the recommendations Read more about The Ellis Defence Is Finally Abolished[…]

NSW Police Powers: On-The-Spot Fines at Australia Day Music Festivals

NSW Police were given new powers to issue $400 on-the-spot fines to people caught with drugs at music festivals over the Australia Day long weekend. In what appears to be a step closer towards a police state, 47 people were slapped with the $400 fines across two music festivals: Electric Garden and Hardcore Til I Read more about NSW Police Powers: On-The-Spot Fines at Australia Day Music Festivals[…]

Defamation Law and the #MeToo Movement

Defamation law in Australia has become a controversial topic in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Since victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault began to make claims against abusers on social media platforms, the law on Defamation has been pinned down by some public opinion. Undeniably, the proliferation of the #MeToo movement has had Read more about Defamation Law and the #MeToo Movement[…]