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Gender in the Justice System

Gender in the Justice System Dear reader, I would like to invite you to participate in a thought experiment. It is my guess that if you are reading this post, you are most likely a man or a woman. Please...

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Standard Sentences: What They Mean and How They are Applied

Standard Sentences: What They Mean and How They are Applied The Standard Sentence Scheme was introduced in Victoria by the Sentencing Amendment (Sentencing Standards) Act 2017 (Vic) in February 2018. This amendment essentially abolished the former Sentencing Amendment (Baseline Sentences)...

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Defund the Police

Defund the Police In 2017-18, in a knee-jerk reaction to an exceptional event, the Victorian Government overhauled the Bail Act. It was acknowledged at the time that the bail laws were already the most restrictive in Victoria, and the purpose...

Spent Conviction

Spent Convictions – Finally Here

This article was first published on 24 March 2021. The enactment of the Spent Convictions Act 2021 (Vic) means that certain findings of guilt may now become spent. Please read our articles about spent convictions to read more about the...

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Criminal Justice Visas

Criminal Justice Visas If you are in Australia on a temporary visa, such as a holiday, study or work visa, and you are suspected of having committed a criminal offence or you have actually been charged with a criminal offence,...