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Whisky and bourbon top the list of retail thefts as offence rates surge

Whisky and bourbon top the list of retail thefts as offence rates surge | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Thefts from retail stores have risen 7.9 per cent in the past two years and the items thieves are after might surprise you.
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'Secret son' embryo donor case prompts overhaul of IVF industry practice

'Secret son' embryo donor case prompts overhaul of IVF industry practice | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Women who use donor eggs, sperm or embryos must agree in writing to provide the results of a pregnancy blood test to their IVF clinic or be reported to stat
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'Secret son' embryo donor case prompts overhaul of IVF industry practice

'Secret son' embryo donor case prompts overhaul of IVF industry practice | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Women who use donor eggs, sperm or embryos must agree in writing to provide the results of a pregnancy blood test to their IVF clinic or be reported to stat
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Downloading movies and TV is not a crime

Downloading movies and TV is not a crime | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
You wouldn't steal a car... but a movie or television show? Most of us seem fine with that.
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Adopted children from overseas - new legislation | HSC Legal ...

Adopted children from overseas - new legislation | HSC Legal ... | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
This Bill has passed both houses and was assented to on 29 October 2013. It commences on assent. For more information about adoption see: Research Guide - Family: HSC Legal Studies - Adoption; Find Legal Answers ...
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Contract to kill: the story of an alleged $200,000 hit

Contract to kill: the story of an alleged $200,000 hit | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it

A good one tThe task was to kill Sydney construction industry standover man Joe Antoun. The price: $200,000.

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A news article to follow up your prelim study of bikie gangs 

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Elderly to be forced out of Millers Point as cheap rent deal comes to an end

Elderly to be forced out of Millers Point as cheap rent deal comes to an end | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Non-profit community groups are being forced to pay hundreds of dollars a week in rent, throwing their viability into doubt, as the NSW government abandons "peppercorn rent" agreements that have been in place for decades.
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Australia's hidden homelessness presents a growing problem

Australia's hidden homelessness presents a growing problem | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
People sleeping rough on the street are a small proportion of Australia's homeless, so what is the story behind Australia's growing 'hidden homelessness'?

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Louise Woods's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:23 PM

Useful information (and statistics) about the scale of the homelessness epidemic in NSW. 

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It’s lights out time for Sydney’s slum lords: State government plans to cut off their power to run them out of business

It’s lights out time for Sydney’s slum lords: State government plans to cut off their power to run them out of business | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
SLUM lords packing illegal and dangerous boarding houses are facing enforced blackouts with the state government threatening to cut off their electricity to shut them down.

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Spotlight on International Criminal Tribunal for the Former ... - Blogs

Spotlight on International Criminal Tribunal for the Former ... - Blogs | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990's.
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Gun control and criminal groups legislation | HSC Legal Studies ...

Gun control and criminal groups legislation | HSC Legal Studies ... | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
amend the Firearms Act 1996 (NSW) to empower police officers to enter and search premises occupied by a person who is subject to a firearms prohibition order to determine whether the person is complying with the order, to prohibit ...
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Human Rights Watch - 2014 World Report | HSC Legal Studies ...

Human Rights Watch - 2014 World Report | HSC Legal Studies ... | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Looking back at human rights developments in 2013, several themes stand out. The unchecked slaughter of civilians in Syria elicited global horror and outrage, but not enough to convince world leaders to exert the pressure ...
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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2014 ...

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2014 ... | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Slavery tears at our social fabric, fuels violence and organized crime, and debases our common humanity. During National ... This is an excellent example of a non-legal response to combatting slavery and human trafficking.
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One surrogate's story

One surrogate's story | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Belinda Cahill offered to be a surrogate because she couldn't bear the thought of her cousin Leah never having a baby.
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'Secret son' embryo donor case prompts overhaul of IVF industry practice

'Secret son' embryo donor case prompts overhaul of IVF industry practice | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Women who use donor eggs, sperm or embryos must agree in writing to provide the results of a pregnancy blood test to their IVF clinic or be reported to stat
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IVF 'snake oil' treatments given to women with little hope of a baby

IVF 'snake oil' treatments given to women with little hope of a baby | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Australia's corporatised, self-regulated fertility industry is increasingly selling snake oils, false hope and unnecessary treatments to women desperate to become mothers, experts say.
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Demand for public housing grows as government sells homes

Demand for public housing grows as government sells homes | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Fewer families are living in public housing as the NSW government has built only 440 new homes in the past year but in the past four years has knocked down or sold 6000.
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Female Genital Mutilation | Find Legal Answers News Watch blog

Female Genital Mutilation | Find Legal Answers News Watch blog | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
You can find out more on this topic and investigate it either as a criminal justice issue, a human rights issue or as a law reform in action issue. Use our research guides: Criminal justice issue: Female Genital Mutilation - Crime: ...
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Egypt flags release for jailed journalist Peter Greste: report

Egypt flags release for jailed journalist Peter Greste: report | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Egypt's President has said he plans to pardon jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste and his colleagues after their appeal early next year, according to an Arabic news report.
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New laws blow cobwebs off old-style flatting

New laws blow cobwebs off old-style flatting | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
New proposals could mean simple, low stakes Company Title disputes can be dealt with by a local court.

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Louise Woods's curator insight, July 15, 2013 10:49 PM

Raises some good points about company title and strata title.

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Grandmothers on the streets of Sydney - the hard truth of homelessness

Grandmothers on the streets of Sydney - the hard truth of homelessness | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
LIKE many grandmothers, she wakes with the sun at 5am.

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How laws are made - new videos | Find Legal Answers News Watch blog

How laws are made - new videos | Find Legal Answers News Watch blog | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful
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Boat arrivals and people smugglers to be stopped | HSC Legal ...

Boat arrivals and people smugglers to be stopped | HSC Legal ... | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
'There are criminals in Australia that are part of international people smuggling syndicates. These syndicates ...
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Global Freedom Network - non-legal approach to stop slavery - Blogs

Global Freedom Network - non-legal approach to stop slavery - Blogs | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
We call to action all people of faith and their leaders, all governments and people of goodwill, to join the movement against modern slavery and human trafficking and support the Global Freedom Network.
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Same-sex marriage - current status | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

Same-sex marriage - current status | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | SDEHS Legal Studies | Scoop.it
... the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth). The High Court will hear both sides in early December, just before any marriages take place. Read more about this issue on our research guide Family: HSC Legal Studies - Same-sex marriage.
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