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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 […]
July 24, 2016

When can the police conduct a search without a warrant?

The police can search a person without obtaining a warrant if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person has in their possession: ·         a dangerous […]
July 24, 2016

How is intent determined in relation to arson?

Neasey J in Gardenal-Williams v The Queen looked to Kenny’s Outlines of Criminal Law in relation to intent, with his Honour citing the following passage: “For if a man mischievously […]
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