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Aborigine Insists Tribal Law Gives Right To Underage Sex

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Jackie Pascoe Case

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International court orders Japan to immediately stop whaling in Antarctic

International court orders Japan to immediately stop whaling in Antarctic | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it

The International Court of Justice rules Japan must immediately stop its whaling program in the Antarctic.

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Bill of rights is the wrong call

Bill of rights is the wrong call | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
IF Australians were asked whether they wanted non-elected judges to enjoy the final say on all public policy, it is pretty clear how they would vote. A modest increase in judicial review was proposed in 1988. Voters were asked only to endorse trial by jury, freedom of religion and fair terms for property acquired by government, by inserting these as rights in the constitution. The referendum lost in every state and territory by votes of up to 75 per cent.
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Government to repeal Qantas Sale Act

Government to repeal Qantas Sale Act | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says cabinet will repeal part of the Qantas Sale Act to "unshackle" the airline
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Violence in Sydney: Young men, alcohol and hot summer nights

Violence in Sydney: Young men, alcohol and hot summer nights | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
Another teenager is fighting for his life in an intensive care unit after being assaulted in Kings Cross. If news broadcasts are anything to go by, it seems hardly a day goes by without someone being seriously assaulted in Sydney's CBD.
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Fears over new late-night alcohol laws in Sydney CBD

Fears over new late-night alcohol laws in Sydney CBD | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
THE Australian Hotels Association is sceptical about lockouts in the Sydney city centre and mandated "last drinks" at 3am, announced by NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell yesterday.
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Lawyers say no to mandatory sentencing for coward punches

Lawyers say no to mandatory sentencing for coward punches | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
A GROUP representing 1200 legal minds are demanding the New South Wales Government dump plans to install mandatory sentences for alcohol-fueled brawls.
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'One-punch laws' to curb Sydney's alcohol-fuelled violence

'One-punch laws' to curb Sydney's alcohol-fuelled violence | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
Mandatory sentencing, lock-outs and licensing changes announced in NSW to tackle alcohol and drug-fuelled violence.
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Opposition proposes new one-punch death law

Opposition proposes new one-punch death law | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
The State Opposition says it will create a new crime targeting king-hit killers if it wins the state election in November.
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Bryant, Gerald --- "Promised Marriages - The Jackie Pascoe Case" [2003] IndigLawB 20; (2003) 5(23) Indigenous Law Bulletin 20

Bryant, Gerald --- "Promised Marriages - The Jackie Pascoe Case" [2003] IndigLawB 20; (2003) 5(23) Indigenous Law Bulletin 20 | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
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Relevance of ATSI Law to Comtemporary Australian Law

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Aboriginal prison rates - Creative Spirits

Aboriginal prison rates - Creative Spirits | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are massively overrepresented in the criminal justice system of Australia.

Aboriginal people represent only 3% of the total population, yet more than 28% of Australia’s prison population are Aboriginal.
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Bill of rights is the wrong call

Bill of rights is the wrong call | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
IF Australians were asked whether they wanted non-elected judges to enjoy the final say on all public policy, it is pretty clear how they would vote. A modest increase in judicial review was proposed in 1988. Voters were asked only to endorse trial by jury, freedom of religion and fair terms for property acquired by government, by inserting these as rights in the constitution. The referendum lost in every state and territory by votes of up to 75 per cent.
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PM Abbott takes risk on Qantas

PM Abbott takes risk on Qantas | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
The federal government's move to allow Qantas to take on majority foreign ownership has political risks for Tony Abbott.
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Recognising the failure of our adversarial system to deliver access to justice | Human Rights Law Centre

Recognising the failure of our adversarial system to deliver access to justice | Human Rights Law Centre | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
We must recognise the failures of our adversarial system to deliver access to justice writes Joanna Shulman from Redfern Legal Centre.
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Sending young men to prison won't make you safer

Sending young men to prison won't make you safer | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
Alcohol-fuelled violence in New South Wales is at a decade low, but that may not remain the case under the new one punch laws announced by Premier Barry O'Farrell.
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Alcohol reforms: Confusion still over which city venues forced to close earlier

Alcohol reforms: Confusion still over which city venues forced to close earlier | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
Liquor authorities have refused to reveal how many licensed venues will be affected by the government's new alcohol reforms three days after they were announced, triggering criticism the laws are "ill-conceived" and "knee jerk".
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Broad support for NSW alcohol crackdown

Broad support for NSW alcohol crackdown | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
One punch killers who were drunk or on drugs face a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years in jail under proposed new laws in NSW.
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Thomas Kelly's parents criticise planned 'king hit' laws

Thomas Kelly's parents criticise planned 'king hit' laws | Prelim Legal | Scoop.it
The family of Thomas Kelly say the NSW government's plan to introduce "one-punch" legislation will change nothing.
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