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Law Book

Navigating Victoria’s New “Non-Fatal Strangulation” Laws

The article Navigating Victoria’s New “Non-Fatal Strangulation” Laws is written by Kristina Kothrakis and Edward Kline-Marantelli of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Kristina Kothrakis is one of the Directors of Doogue + George. She is an accredited criminal law specialist...

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying – What is the Crime?

Cyberbullying – What is the Crime? If you are an internet user, then you will have likely come across cyberbullying in one way or another. Cyberbullying typically manifests in harassing behaviour, such as sending a person offensive or threatening messages,...

Publications

Changes to the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act 2021

Changes to the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act 2021 Information that could identify a victim of a sexual offence is considered restricted information under Victorian law. The rationale for this has been to protect privacy and anonymity of victim-survivors and ensure...

Man Arrested Due to Nazi Symbol Prohibition

Nazi Symbol Prohibition

Nazi Symbol Prohibition The public display of Nazi symbols is now an offence in Victoria. There has been a recent increase in the public display of Nazi symbols in Victoria and the legislation was introduced to ‘assist in combating racism,...

Affirmative Consent

Affirmative Consent In late 2021, when it seemed like questions of consent were everywhere – consent to vaccines, to mask-wearing, to QR codes – a series of consent law reforms were being discussed in government. The Victorian Law Reform Commission...

Claim of Right

Claim of Right

Claim of Right The courts are full of cases where someone is said to have taken another’s property or money. They range from lower level shop thefts, right through to large scale financial fraud involving millions of dollars. These types...

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...