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Lady Justice

Hostile activities – Part 2

Hostile activities – Part 2 I recently published a post that was critical of the Court of Appeal’s 2018 decision in the case of Dacre & Ors v R.1 That judgment established a problematic construction of s 119.4 of the...


Hostile activities – Part 1

Hostile activities – Part 1 Criminal law gives the government power to take away people’s liberty. It is also meant to curb and constrain this power. The power to detain in a liberal society is only just when that power...

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It’s never too late to say sorry

It’s never too late to say sorry As we know three Federal Government Ministers are awaiting a decision on a referral to face charges of contempt. The Ministers – Greg Hunt, Alan Tudge and Michael Sukkar – refused to apologise...