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Intellectually disabled man asks Supreme Court to set aside consorting conviction

Intellectually disabled man asks Supreme Court to set aside consorting conviction | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Charlie Maxwell Forster was jailed as the first person convicted under the state's controversial consorting laws, but the case of the intellectually disabled man isn't finished yet.
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Relevant to OMCG's - update on the Charlie Foster case.

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The grandmother of all rorts: Blue Mountains pensioner Pauline Mitchell claimed two dead siblings’ pensions for decades

The grandmother of all rorts: Blue Mountains pensioner Pauline Mitchell claimed two dead siblings’ pensions for decades | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
AN 82-year-old woman wove a web of lies to falsely claim up to $733,000 in pension payments over three decades for herself and her dead siblings — one of whom died in WWII.
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Individual and the law - an example of resolving disputes with the state.

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Rough justice for breast reduction bureaucrat

Rough justice for breast reduction bureaucrat | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Public servant allegedly treated with 'aggression and sarcasm' after applying for workers' compensation-funded breast reduction.
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Individual and the law - 'resolving disputes with the state' - administrative and judicial review.

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Hunter man has NDIS win

Hunter man has NDIS win | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Federal Court win for Hunter man.
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Individual and the law; a good example of an 'individual resolving a dispute with the state' via administrative and judicial review.

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Abbott hits out at scathing UN report on asylum policies

Abbott hits out at scathing UN report on asylum policies | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott hits out at the United Nations over a scathing report on the Government's asylum policies.
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Illustrates the role state sovereignty can play in hindering human rights and the role the UN plays in enforcing human rights (or not!).

 

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Neither man nor woman: Norrie wins gender appeal

Neither man nor woman: Norrie wins gender appeal | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
The High Court of Australia has given people who do not identify as male or female formal legal recognition.
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Individual and the law: Good example of an individual resolving a dispute with the state.

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North Korea crimes evoke Nazi era, UN inquiry finds

North Korea crimes evoke Nazi era, UN inquiry finds | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un should face international justice for ordering systematic torture, starvation and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities, UN investigators said.
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Now what will the United Nations do about North Korea?? That is the big question!

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The police crackdown to force bikies out of the tattoo industry

The police crackdown to force bikies out of the tattoo industry | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
New laws requiring all tattoo artists and palour operators to surrender detailed information about their close associates and their criminal history are designed to push the bikies out for good.
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OMCG'S and tattoo parlours. 

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Sydney's year of the gun

Sydney's year of the gun | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Sydney is maintaining its reputation as the capital of things that go bang in the night.    
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OMCG's hit the headlines yet again!

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Bikie laws open to abuse, says law expert

Bikie laws open to abuse, says law expert | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it

Australia has become a Police State. Individuals rights have steadily been taken away by the government while the same government reward their own corrupt politicians.


Via sy mayn, Mark Hume
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Relates to Law in Practice unit on OMCG's. 

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'Lock me up': teen faces jail for tweeting names of attackers

'Lock me up': teen faces jail for tweeting names of attackers | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it

"If they really feel it's necessary to throw me in jail for talking about what happened to me ... as opposed to throwing these boys in jail for what they did to me, then I don't understand justice."


Via HSCMediaMonkey, ss legal
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Relates to Individual and the Law - the individual and technology (cyberspace).

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Legal recognition for those who don't identify as either 'M' or 'F'

Legal recognition for those who don't identify as either 'M' or 'F' | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
People who do not identify as male or female have achieved formal legal recognition in Australia for the first time, after the NSW Court of Appeal overturned a ruling that everyone must be listed as a man or a woman with the Registry of Births...
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Relevant for 'Individual and the law'; resolving disputes - internal and external review (judicial review).

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Friends with benefits win Centrelink benefits

Friends with benefits win Centrelink benefits | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Welfare claimants can be “friends with benefits” without losing their Centrelink benefits, a federal tribunal has ruled.
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Individual and the law - resolving disputes with the state.

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Court win for anti-doping authorities in cyclist case

Court win for anti-doping authorities in cyclist case | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Australia's anti-doping authorities have won a legal fight over criticism directed at them in the case of an elite cyclist who tested positive to cocaine.
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Individual and the law - resolving disputes with the state.

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Pension cheat ordered to repay $73,000

Pension cheat ordered to repay $73,000 | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
A DISABILITY pensioner of 15 years must repay $73,000 after it was found he owned many properties, raked in vast sums in rent, owned luxury cars including a Rolls-Royce, and had his own poultry farm business.
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Individual and the law - resolving disputes with the state - an example of administrative review.

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Claimants ink $1.3 billion WA native title deal

Claimants ink $1.3 billion WA native title deal | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
A landmark $1.3 billion native title deal across Western Australia's south west is expected to proceed after all six claimant groups involved voted in its favour.
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Recent native title deal in Western Australia.

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Centrelink decision to pay disability pension to convicted murderer was serious error

Centrelink decision to pay disability pension to convicted murderer was serious error | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Centrelink decision to pay a disability pension to a convicted murderer while he was in jail was a ''serious administrative error''.
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Good example for Individual and the law.

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International Court of Justice upholds Australia's bid to ban Japanese whaling in Antarctica

International Court of Justice upholds Australia's bid to ban Japanese whaling in Antarctica | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
The International Court of Justice has upheld Australia's bid to ban Japan's Antarctic whaling program.
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This case illustrates the role the ICJ can play in resolving disputes between states; even better Japan also says it will 'abide by the decision'  of the ICJ.

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Tragic family's crusade against bullying

Tragic family's crusade against bullying | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
CHLOE Fergusson gave the appearance of a typical teenage girl.
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This article fits into Part II: The Individual and the law (Contemporary issue: Cyberspace). The case highlights the inadequacies in the way the law currently deals with cyberbullying.

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Administrative Decisions Tribunal rejects taxi driver Syed Awais Athar's appeal against loss of licence

Administrative Decisions Tribunal rejects taxi driver Syed Awais Athar's appeal against loss of licence | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
A TAXI driver has been stripped of his cab licence after he was found to have altered fares on CabCharge vouchers and credit cards.
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Relates to Individual and the law - a good example of the operation of adminstrative review.

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This article addresses concerns mainly from a non legal view on bikie laws. New bikie laws are considered to be a serious assault on civil liberties.

This article addresses concerns mainly from a non legal view on bikie laws.  New bikie laws are considered to be a serious assault on civil liberties. | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it

Lawyers and bikies have attacked controversial laws that would make 'outlaw motorcycle gangs' illegal, describing them as a serious assault on civil liberties and predicting they will be overturned.


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New laws to target bikies - NSW will imitate Queensland

New laws to target bikies - NSW will imitate Queensland | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
BARRY O'Farrell will replicate Queensland anti-bikie laws in a move he said would "protect the public".

Via J Johnson
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This article relates to the OMCG unit in the Law in Practice topic - yet another legal response by the NSW Government to try and address this issue.

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gina lockton's curator insight, June 26, 2013 8:20 PM

great for law in practice in the prelim course

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Royal commissions: how do they work?

Royal commissions: how do they work? | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a royal commission into child abuse in churches, schools and foster homes.The inquiry will include, but not be limited to, allegations of abuse in the Catholic…...

Via HSCMediaMonkey, ss legal, Shane Hamilton
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Royal Commissions are an example of an agency of reform.

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gina lockton's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:34 PM

Royal Commissions are an avenue for Law Reform - have a read

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Mabo's native title victory squandered, says judge

Mabo's native title victory squandered, says judge | DSODE Preliminary Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Eddie Mabo's High Court win has been ''squandered'', with native title reduced to something of little practical significance, a retired Federal Court judge says.
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Excellent article which discusses the implications of native title law reform in NSW.

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