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Is it illegal to videotape your partner?

07.12.17

With the explosion of smart phones, tablets and social media, the posting of nude photos and explicit videos online has become commonplace. Some view this “sexting” as another form of sexual expression but what are…

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Gay Domestic Violence- How common is it?

30.11.17

The assumption has always been that domestic violence is primarily a women’s issue. However, domestic violence also affects the LGBTIQ community and at alarming levels. A 2014 report conducted by the University of NSW entitled…

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

26.10.17

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

20.10.17

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

17.10.17

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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WTF? – Can I be charged for swearing?

09.10.17

WTF? – Can I be charged for swearing? Teenagers do it. Workmates do it. Your spouse does it and even our former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd’s was caught on film doing it. Wtf is wrong…

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Methamphetamine and Murder

02.10.17

Methamphetamine and murder A person bludgeoned with a hammer, a teenager who slashed his victim’s throat with a knife and a mother killing her newborn baby. These are just a few of the gruesome acts…

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Fake domestic violence claims – what are your rights?

08.09.17

Fake domestic violence claims – what are your rights? Daily, in Courts all over Australia, we see domestic violence charges withdrawn or dismissed due to the unreliability of alleged victims. A 40 year old Sydney…

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11 Weird but True Australian Laws You Will Never Believe

11.07.17

11 Weird but True Australian Laws You Will Never Believe Ride up to your local pub on a horse and do you know the pub owner would have to stable, water and feed your horse…

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Concealing A Serious Offence: When Not reporting a Crime Could Land you in Gaol

08.07.17

Concealing A Serious Offence: When Not reporting a Crime Could Land you in Gaol You have witnessed a serious offence like a robbery or a sexual assault. Should you report it to police or can…

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