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The History of Murder: The Most Serious Offence in Criminal Law

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Since the beginning of recorded law, the offence of murder has been seen as the most serious of crimes, with the intentional taking of another’s life considered at least as heinous than any other human act. Despite how seriously it...

The Laws Relating to Cyber Bullying and Online Abuse in Australia

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The Online Safety Act 2021 (Cth) was passed by the Australian Parliament on 23 June 2021 and came into effect on 23 January 2022. The second reading speeches to the Act makes clear that its objectives include: Protecting Australian adults...

Drug Possession Charge Quashed Due to Illegal Search

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A man was recently acquitted of a conviction of drug possession in the NSW District Court, when he appealed his conviction by the Local Court on the ground that a police officer’s search was unlawful. The case reiterates that police...

The History of Murder: The Most Serious Offence in Criminal Law

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Since the beginning of recorded law, the offence of murder has been seen as the most serious of crimes, with the intentional taking of another’s life considered at least as heinous than any other human act. Despite how seriously it...

The Laws Relating to Cyber Bullying and Online Abuse in Australia

by &
The Online Safety Act 2021 (Cth) was passed by the Australian Parliament on 23 June 2021 and came into effect on 23 January 2022. The second reading speeches to the Act makes clear that its objectives include: Protecting Australian adults...

Drug Possession Charge Quashed Due to Illegal Search

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A man was recently acquitted of a conviction of drug possession in the NSW District Court, when he appealed his conviction by the Local Court on the ground that a police officer’s search was unlawful. The case reiterates that police...
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