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

What is slavery?

In R v Wei Tang (2007) 16 VR 454; 172 A Crim R 224; 212 FLR 145 (CA) Eames JA looking at s 270 of the Criminal Code Act […]
July 24, 2016

What is involuntary manslaughter?

In the event that the accused caused the death of a person, but lacked the mental state for murder, a charge of involuntary manslaughter may be […]
July 24, 2016

How is a threat to kill offence defined in Australian law?

Before turning to the common law, we can look to s 31 of the Crimes Act 1900 as our statutory example, with the following actions considered an offence: […]
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