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 […]
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 […]
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