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Northern Territory intervention 'fails on human rights' and closing the gap

Northern Territory intervention 'fails on human rights' and closing the gap | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
No substantial reform has been delivered in any target area of the Close the Gap goals and intervention itself scores only four out of 10 for human rights, the Castan Centre says
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Thomas Kelly: This was never a case of murder

Thomas Kelly: This was never a case of murder | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
No sentence can bring Thomas Kelly back. No sentence can be proper “payment” for his life.
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These 32 People Are Spending Their Lives In Prison For Nonviolent Crimes

These 32 People Are Spending Their Lives In Prison For Nonviolent Crimes | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Robert Booker admits that he didn't really need the money he got from drug dealing.
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The bill that could criminalise abortion in Australia

The bill that could criminalise abortion in Australia | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Why we must stay away the slippery slope of ascribing personhood to unborn fetuses.
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Drew Willard's curator insight, May 14, 2017 5:56 AM

Useful for my Year 12 Legal Studies class who are working on an abortion essay atm.

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Justice tweeted is justice done - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Justice tweeted is justice done - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Whether it's tweet-happy judges or YouTube-wielding family law litigants, social media is dramatically reshaping our court system.
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China children 'must visit parents'

China children 'must visit parents' | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail, a new law that came into effect on Monday says.
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UN panel: Eskinder Nega jailing violates international law - Blog - Committee to Protect Journalists

UN panel: Eskinder Nega jailing violates international law - Blog - Committee to Protect Journalists | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Authorities in Ethiopia describe Eskinder Nega, a prominent columnist and government critic jailed since September 2011 on vague terrorism charges, as a dangerous individual bent on violent revolution.
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India surrogacy change cuts off Aussie parents - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

India surrogacy change cuts off Aussie parents - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Changes to commercial surrogacy arrangements in India, introduced just before Christmas, have cut off one of the more popular avenues for Australians wanting to become surrogate parents.

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Ann4308's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:52 AM

Commercial surrogacy, both domestically and overseas, outlawed in NSW

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Law in Focus video: The Defects of Jury Trials

In this video – part of the Cambridge Law Faculty's Law in Focus series – Professor John Spencer discusses difficulties relating to the system of trial by jury...


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HSCMediaMonkey's comment, February 26, 2013 6:29 PM
This is also an excellent article on the history of the jury system and some cases in Australia: http://www.acclawyers.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/01-Lowe-Challenges-for-the-Jury-System-2011-JCCL-175.pdf
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Great! Sincere thanks.
Ann4308's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:59 AM

Great video

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80 per cent of killers known to their victims

Victorians are four times more likely to be killed by an acquaintance than anyone else.

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Judge Michael Shanahan says locking up juvenile criminals in detention doesn't work

Judge Michael Shanahan says locking up juvenile criminals in detention doesn't work | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
THE judge in charge of Queensland's Childrens Court says locking up young criminals is not working.

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Locked up for life

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Bronson Blessington was just 14 when he committed one of Australia's most shocking crimes. But is it right to put a child behind bars indefinitely?
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Google Glass driving charge: owner pleads not guilty to using device

Google Glass driving charge: owner pleads not guilty to using device | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
First case in California could be test of rule against using distracting technologies while driving
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Eddie Obeid's need for legal aid - Eureka Street

Eddie Obeid's need for legal aid - Eureka Street | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Corrupt former NSW Labor minister Eddie Obeid has sought public funds to cover his legal fees. It is true that the system provides assistance to a wide range of claimants, and he is entitled to make his case.
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In Australia, Gene Patents Also Subject of High Court Struggle - ScienceInsider

In Australia, Gene Patents Also Subject of High Court Struggle - ScienceInsider | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
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U.S. Assists International Criminal Court, but Still Has No Intention of Joining It

U.S. Assists International Criminal Court, but Still Has No Intention of Joining It | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, Washington is expected to give a boost to the court when the State Department offers a reward for information on fugitives in atrocity cases and issues a list of names that will include the court’s most-wanted.
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Megan Wakeley's curator insight, July 2, 2013 6:27 PM

International Crime

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UN condemns Guantanamo: ‘Clear breach of international law’ — MSNBC

UN condemns Guantanamo: ‘Clear breach of international law’ — MSNBC | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
The UN Commissioner for Human Rights spoke out against the continuing "arbitrary detention" of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
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Sky News: Adrian Bayley pleads guilty to murder

Sky News: Adrian Bayley pleads guilty to murder | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
Sky News is Australia's leader in 24-hour news.
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On-the-spot apprehended domestic violence orders to protect women

POLICE will be able to issue apprehended domestic violence orders on the spot without court approval in what the government says is the "single most practical meaningful reform in combating domestic violence in memory".


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Ann4308's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:52 AM

Domestic Violence

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Socialite may face jail over insider trading charges

Socialite may face jail over insider trading charges | PRELIMINARY Legal Studies | Scoop.it
THE Sydney socialite Oliver Peter Curtis was charged on Tuesday with conspiracy to commit insider trading, two years after his former best friend John Hartman pleaded guilty to insider trading offences that led to a prison sentence.

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'I felt like killing her': man 'freaked out' and strangled mother

A former council worker and fruit picker "freaked out" and strangled his elderly mother, after years of arguments about whether his smoking caused his father to die from oesophageal cancer, a court has heard.

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HSCMediaMonkey's curator insight, January 29, 2013 5:11 PM

1. There is an argument in this case as to whether the accussed strangled his mother. True/False

2. The court is considering whether brain damage caused by years of alcohol abuse can diminish the accussed's responsibility. True/False