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$40,000 fines loom for drunk, drugged drivers

$40,000 fines loom for drunk, drugged drivers | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
Drivers caught behind the wheel while drunk and high could face huge fines of nearly $40,000 under Victorian law changes aimed at battling the state's road toll.
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Mehmet Torun sentenced to eight years' jail after shooting girlfriend Kara Doyle

Mehmet Torun sentenced to eight years' jail after shooting girlfriend Kara Doyle | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
The man who killed his girlfriend Kara Doyle during a volatile relationship fuelled by the drug ice has been sentenced to eight years' jail.
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Pick axe killing of Douglas Kally in self-defence, court told

Pick axe killing of Douglas Kally in self-defence, court told | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
A woman claimed she killed her longtime partner and father of her two children with a pick axe in self-defence before burying him in the backyard and starting a relationship with his best friend, a court has heard.
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Driver loses appeal over Lygon Street crash that killed friend

Driver loses appeal over Lygon Street crash that killed friend | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
Indian taxi driver Riyaz Khoja might be haunted by the screams of his friend who died in a horrific crash in Lygon Street but that does not mean his jail sentence should be reduced, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
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$70k theft but no conviction for former Hawthorn director Greg Cook

$70k theft but no conviction for former Hawthorn director Greg Cook | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
A former Hawthorn board member pocketed more than $70,000 of proceeds from selling club merchandise and denied the money to charities.
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Sacked Coles worker reinstated after Milo mix-up

Sacked Coles worker reinstated after Milo mix-up | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
A Coles employee fired for taking Milo home has been reinstated after a Fair Work Commission hearing.
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Man jailed for running into 'lollipop lady' while using phone

Man jailed for running into 'lollipop lady' while using phone | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
Judge insists a 'loud and clear message' must be sent to all drivers.
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King-hit deaths prompt new law push

King-hit deaths prompt new law push | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
'One-punch' assaults have claimed 90 Australian lives since 2000, mostly in booze-fuelled bashings, a new study has found.
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new law to tackle king hits

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Baa-d news as pet owner loses $150,000 Supreme Court sheep battle

Baa-d news as pet owner loses $150,000 Supreme Court sheep battle | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
A Melbourne man has lost a court battle to keep his beloved pet sheep Baa on his suburban property.
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Leather on willow, a one-hander off the fence: howzat, it's Australia Day

Leather on willow, a one-hander off the fence: howzat, it's Australia Day | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
There are few things as indelibly etched into Australia's sense of summer as the backyard cricket match.
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What rules do you use in backyard cricket? Do the rules change if you play cricket at the beach? Can you think of a strange/different/changeable rule in another game you play?

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Parole denials leave Victorian prisons bursting at seams

Parole denials leave Victorian prisons bursting at seams | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
Soaring rates of prisoners denied parole or having it cancelled are driving the crowding crisis in Victoria's prison system.
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Prisons, parole, over crowding

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Australian police storm Hells Angels' hideouts using new anti ...

Australian police storm Hells Angels' hideouts using new anti ... | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
More than 700 Australian police swooped on the Hells Angels biker gang Thursday in a series of heavily-armed raids in Melbourne and its surrounds, seizing guns, ammunition, drugs and cash. In a coordinated dawn ...
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Bikies, new laws

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Baseline sentencing plan leaves Herald Sun wondering if it's such a good idea after all

Baseline sentencing plan leaves Herald Sun wondering if it's such a good idea after all | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
Thanks to 'baseline sentencing', the state’s prison population will keep on rising.
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Self-defence a complicated issue, judge tells jury in Bracken murder trial

Self-defence a complicated issue, judge tells jury in Bracken murder trial | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
A judge has told the jury considering its verdict in the murder trial of Phillip Bracken, who shot dead his defacto wife in a West Footscray street, that these type of cases are complicated.
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New law to keep Hoddle St killer in jail

New law to keep Hoddle St killer in jail | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
A new law has been created especially for Hoddle Street mass murderer Julian Knight to keep him locked in jail.
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Father charged after he allegedly allowed daughter, 12, to 'marry'

Father charged after he allegedly allowed daughter, 12, to 'marry' | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
Police have charged the father of a 12-year-old girl after he allegedly allowed her to be “married” to a university student in the Hunter Valley region earlier this year.
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Dandenong hospital arrival a shock for police

Dandenong hospital arrival a shock for police | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
A woman who gave birth on the back seat of a car on Wednesday morning while being chased by police has described her labor as “very fast”.
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Hairy police clipped in court

Hairy police clipped in court | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
A group of hirsute police officers have lost a battle to keep their beards, ponytails and long moustaches on the basis of human rights.
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Maggot found in sushi at Highpoint

Maggot found in sushi at Highpoint | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
Sushi company that served maggot-infested crispy chicken rollhas previous hygiene convictions.
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Cyclists win battle for a metre passing law

Cyclists win battle for a metre passing law | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
Motorists will have to be extra careful around cyclists in one Australian state.
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laws can change and may be inconsistent across the States

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About Australia: Legal System

The Australian legal system is based on a fundamental belief in the rule of law, justice and the independence of the judiciary. All people—Australians and non-Australians alike—are treated equally before the law and safeguards exist to ensure that people are not treated arbitrarily or unfairly by governments or officials.


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Shear determination against council costs sheep owner $200,000

Shear determination against council costs sheep owner $200,000 | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
If someone is judged by how they treat animals, then Vu Ho deserves a lofty place for his fondness for his pet sheep, Baa.
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Unit 12 Legal Studies Issues

Resources and articles to help with the Unit 1 and 2 Legal Studies course for VCE Victoria

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Guy Murray's curator insight, November 30, 2013 6:27 AM

Resources and articles to help with the Unit 1 and 2 Legal Studies course for VCE Victoria

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Australian Government Lesson Plan - Law making in the House of Representatives

Australian Government Lesson Plan - Law making in the House of Representatives | Legal Studies Units 12 | Scoop.it
Summary: By participating in a role-play that simulates the process of law-making in the House of Representatives, students learn to understand how the federal Parliament debates and votes on bills, the role of government ministers, the opposition,...

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law making, House of representatives, role play

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As Australians participated in a Federal Election this weekend...this is a very timely lesson!