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Truckie sues State for $700k

Truckie sues State for $700k | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
A GOLD Coast truckie is suing the State Government for more than 700,000 for allegedly failing to update a road-hazard billboard that would have prevented an accident.
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Toddler death: Man pleads guilty to 18-month-old boy's manslaughter in central Queensland - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Hutchinson: No parole unless Julie is found

Hutchinson: No parole unless Julie is found | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
CONVICTED killer Michael Geoffrey Hutchinson wont be eligible for parole unless he reveals where his wife Julies body is, after landmark legislation was introduced in parliament today.
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White Australians Celebrate, Aboriginal People Mourn

White Australians Celebrate, Aboriginal People Mourn | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
Our national holiday fails to recognize a legacy of genocide.
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Sex fiend Robert Fardon wins fight for freedom after Newman Government drops court challenge

Sex fiend Robert Fardon wins fight for freedom after Newman Government drops court challenge | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
REVILED sex predator Robert Fardon has won his fight for freedom after the Newman Government abandoned a High Court challenge aimed at forcing him back behind bars.
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Prison too touch for bikies, says Supreme Court Judge Justice Peter Applegarth

Prison too touch for bikies, says Supreme Court Judge Justice Peter Applegarth | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
A SUPREME Court Judge has labelled new jail measures for bikies "extremely harsh" and slashed time behind bars for three men to compensate.
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Police union claims officers left frustrated by magistrates who get it wrong

Police union claims officers left frustrated by magistrates who get it wrong | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
FRUSTRATED police are demanding magistrates be held accountable and reprimanded for repeated mistakes in a bid to bring greater transparency to the bench.
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Why racial hatred laws are vital to Australian multiculturalism

Why racial hatred laws are vital to Australian multiculturalism | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
Federal attorney–general George Brandis has announced his intention to consult relevant parties before acting on his pre-election promise to reform Australia’s prohibition on offensive racial acts under…...
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Derrick Deacon explains what freedom feels like after 25 years

Derrick Deacon explains what freedom feels like after 25 years | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
SOMETIMES it's the little things that count the most — just ask Derrick Deacon.
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Teenage P-plater Meghan Hopper avoids jail despite killing man while checking Google maps on her phone

Teenage P-plater Meghan Hopper avoids jail despite killing man while checking Google maps on her phone | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
A TEENAGE P-plater who killed a pedestrian after using her smart phone while driving escaped jail despite being caught doing the same thing five months later.
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'Courts in crisis' over Newman's remarks

'Courts in crisis' over Newman's remarks | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
A Queensland judge has adjourned a hearing over comments the premier made about courts granting bail to bikies.
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Court told Lisa Harnum's fiance Simon Gittany was 'domineering and abusive' - her final moments caught on CCTV

Court told Lisa Harnum's fiance Simon Gittany was 'domineering and abusive' - her final moments caught on CCTV | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
HER mouth covered and body restrained by her "possessive, domineering and abusive" ­fiance and alleged killer, the ­final moment of Lisa Harnum's life was captured by a security camera he had installed in their apartment.
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'I left him there and drove away'

'I left him there and drove away' | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
Baden slipped off the radar despite multiple visits by Department of Child Safety and a warning to NSW authorities.
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The six-day war: why Israel is still divided over its legacy 50 years on

The six-day war: why Israel is still divided over its legacy 50 years on | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
Some celebrate the 1967 conflict as a liberation, others believe it launched a disastrous occupation
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Senate votes down changes to Racial Discrimination Act

Senate votes down changes to Racial Discrimination Act | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
A late-night debate in the Senate on proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act is described as filibustering by the Opposition.
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Australia's on the brink of a radical new scheme that will help end some of the discrimination faced by working mothers

Australia's on the brink of a radical new scheme that will help end some of the discrimination faced by working mothers | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
RARELY does the solution to a problem present itself so neatly.
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EDITORIAL: Public has a right to know about the Abbott Government's asylum seeker fight

EDITORIAL: Public has a right to know about the Abbott Government's asylum seeker fight | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
STEMMING the flow of asylum seeker boats headed towards Australia was one of the central tenets of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's election campaign.
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Queensland cyclists to get 1m clearance on roads, permission to ride without helmets under proposed laws

Queensland cyclists to get 1m clearance on roads, permission to ride without helmets under proposed laws | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
CYCLISTS will be free to go bareheaded on bike paths and motorists will have to give bicycles at least 1m clearance, under recommendations made to the State Government.
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Magistrate Bernadette Callaghan's sentencing in spotlight as police complain of soft stance

Magistrate Bernadette Callaghan's sentencing in spotlight as police complain of soft stance | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
CONTROVERSIAL magistrate Bernadette Callaghan's sentences are being scrutinised by a special appeals project amid concerns the Sunshine Coast judge is too lenient.
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Justice reform: a better way to deal with sexual assault

Justice reform: a better way to deal with sexual assault | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
All too often, governments take the lazy option when faced with public outcry about sexual offences.
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Human rights concerns over tough new Queensland bikie laws

Human rights concerns over tough new Queensland bikie laws | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
There's concerns the Queensland Government's war on outlaw bikie gangs has gone too far. Under new laws bikies convicted of a crime will face an additional mandatory sentence of between 15 and 25 years.
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All bikie bail decisions usually made by individual judges now rest with state's chief magistrate Tim Carmody

All bikie bail decisions usually made by individual judges now rest with state's chief magistrate Tim Carmody | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
QUEENSLAND'S 88 magistrates have been stripped of their ability to hear contested bail applications for alleged members of outlaw bikie gangs in a move which is set to inflame the judiciary.
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Gay marriage: ACT law seeks to fill gap in federal law

Gay marriage: ACT law seeks to fill gap in federal law | Legal Beagle | Scoop.it
The ACT is set to pass Australia's first same-sex marriage law. Its Marriage Equality Bill will be debated on Tuesday, and a Labor-Greens majority in the ACT Legislative Assembly means it is certain to pass.
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