August 12, 2016

Do prisoners have any rights?

In Muir v The Queen (2004) 78 ALJR 780; 206 ALR 189, Kirby J made the following comments in relation to prisoners’ rights (at 784; 194 […]
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 […]