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Is Prostitution Legal in Australia?


Prostitution and the sex work industry have been contested amongst lawmakers and the general public since their inception, resulting in ambiguity and contradiction over the past 40 years. Australia has one of the more liberal…

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2019 Crime Statistics in Australia


Crimes are committed every day. And in the review of Sydney, the rate of crime has dramatically declined over the past 15 years. Though the overall crime rate has decreased, not every category of crime…

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Shoplifting, how much does it cost our community?


If you bundle shoplifting, fraud by employees or suppliers, and “shrink” together, the Global Retail Theft Barometer reports that Australians pay some serious money as retailers try to make up for those losses. In fact,…

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WTF? Is It Illegal To Swear In Public?


[This article contains coarse language] Teenagers do it. Workmates do it. Your spouse does it. You do it. Hell, even your grandmother has probably dropped a swear word. We Australians have a bit of a…

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Substantial Impairment by Abnormality of the Mind- A Partial Defence to Murder


Substantial Impairment by Abnormality of the Mind– A Partial Defence to Murder In Regina v Malcolm Robert Potts, a 33 year old NSW man with schizophrenia stabbed his father to death with a knife in…

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Mistaken Identity and Being Charged for a Crime You Didn’t Commit


Mistaken Identity and Being Charged for a Crime You Didn’t Commit There are plenty of legendary stories about mistaken identities, from celebrity mix-ups to the return of long-lost relatives. Take for instance the identity mix-up…

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False Confessions


False Confessions We see it in the movies all the time. A suspect is taken into custody and after many hours of questioning the police announce they have a confession. Are all these confessions accurate…

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Is the NSW Government’s enforcement of payment of tolls unconstitutional?


Our Principal, Adam Ly, appeared on Channel 7 News to provide his opinion on whether the requirement that road tolls be paid was unconstitutional. Bob Jervis of Queenland argues that the imposition of toll charges…

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Profiting off our Prisoners


Profiting Off of Our Prisoners According to a report by Sentencing Project titled International Growth Trends in Prison Privatization, Australia has the highest number of inmates in privately operated prisons than anywhere else in the…

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Is justice only just for the rich?


Is justice only just for the rich? Despite 20 years of reported economic growth in Australia, many people live in poverty. Reported estimates range from 11.8% to 20% of Australians living in poverty with an…

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