July 24, 2016

Why is committing an offence on bail deemed to be aggravating?

Bail Offences while committed on bail is considered as aggravating due to the fact that the individual has essentially reneged on a promise to the courts […]
July 24, 2016

Are some prescription drugs illegal?

It is an offence to possess drugs such as methadone and benzodiazepines without a doctor’s prescription. However, if a doctor has prescribed Valium for example, possession […]
July 24, 2016

Does the right to silence exist in Australian criminal law?

Broadly speaking, the right to silence for most criminal law matters means that a person does not have to answer any question beyond providing their name […]
July 24, 2016

How is child abuse defined under Australian law?

Under the Family Law Act(the Act) child abuse can include any physical or sexual assault against a child, or a sexual activity where a child is used […]