Changes To The Procedure In Applying For Bail

Supreme Court Bail Practice Note SC CL 11 In a fair and equitable legal system, justice should never compromise itself at the price of efficiency. It is for this reason that the changes proposed in the Supreme Court Bail Practice Note SC CL 11, which had a commencement date of 3 June, are of such concern. Bail Read more about Changes To The Procedure In Applying For Bail[…]

Sex Offender Refused Bail After Luring 7-Year-Old Girl

A sex offender accused of abducting a young girl in a Sydney suburb has been refused bail. Christopher Irwin, 34, was arrested last Friday after allegedly luring a seven-year-old girl away from the front yard of her grandmother’s home in Macquarie Fields. It is alleged the predator asked the girl, “Do you want to see Read more about Sex Offender Refused Bail After Luring 7-Year-Old Girl[…]

Abusive Treatment of Children in Juvenile Justice

Young Indigenous people are 17 times more likely to be in detention than other Australians. Despite only 5% of the general population are Aboriginal persons aged 10-17, they make up almost half of those under youth justice supervision. The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare youth justice report also found 39% of young Indigenous people were Read more about Abusive Treatment of Children in Juvenile Justice[…]

Proposed Facial Covering Ban in Australia

Several countries have banned the wearing of facial coverings in public places. These include: France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, China and Bulgaria. Recently, Sri Lanka joined the burqa ban list in a knee-jerk reaction to the series of suicide attacks that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds on Easter Sunday. This controversial ban could Read more about Proposed Facial Covering Ban in Australia[…]

Geoffrey Rush Wins $2.9 Million on #MeToo Defamation Case

Geoffrey Rush was awarded a staggering $2.9 million after winning his defamation case against The Daily Telegraph. The Oscar-winner, 67, was wrongfully accused of “inappropriate behaviour” towards a female co-star in a series of reports by the newspaper publication. Record breaking defamation payout: economic loss, compensatory aggravated damages The record-breaking defamation payout included $1.98 million Read more about Geoffrey Rush Wins $2.9 Million on #MeToo Defamation Case[…]

Fair Work Ombudsman Investigation into Domino’s Pizza Franchises

The exploitation of workers within franchises have been the focus of amendments to workplace laws late last year. Franchisees who fail to comply with workplace laws can be hit with large financial penalties, with franchisors possibly held responsible for any breaches. Domino’s Pizza franchises fail to comply with workplace laws The Fair Work Ombudsman conducted Read more about Fair Work Ombudsman Investigation into Domino’s Pizza Franchises[…]

New drink-driving laws come into effect in NSW today

Motorists caught drink-driving or drug-driving on NSW roads will lose their licence under strict new laws that come into effect from today. Any driver, even if they are a first time or low-range offender, will receive an immediate three-month licence suspension and also cop an on-the-spot fine of $561. A low-range reading is considered anything between 0.05% and Read more about New drink-driving laws come into effect in NSW today[…]

High-Pitched Sonic Devices Target Young People

A number of shopping malls and businesses are deploying high-pitched sonic devices to combat what they describe as anti-social behaviour by young people. The so called ‘mosquito devices’ emit high frequencies which can only be heard by people aged 25 or under. Mosquito devices used to deter young people from loitering In 2016, a community Read more about High-Pitched Sonic Devices Target Young People[…]