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Legislation

The rights of people accused of a crime are especially important in a time of crisis

Several temporary legislative measures responding to the coronavirus pandemic will be included in the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 (Vic) which will be introduced into Parliament on Thursday 23rd April 2020. Sam Cooper delves into what these changes mean to the rights of people in the criminal justice system.

Criminalising social media – A double standard

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The Federal government is planning to introduce legislation which will see executives of social media companies prosecuted for not removing terrorist content in a ‘reasonable amount of time’. This is...

Probity requirements for security guards under Private Security Act 2004

Probity requirements for security guards under Private Security Act 2004

Written by Shaun Pascoe. Partner, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Failing to meet the probity requirements required under Private Security Act 2004 (Vic) could jeopardise a security guard’s continued employment within the industry. The private security industry is a...

Simplified jury directions

Written by Bill Doogue, partner Doogue + George Solicitors. Bill is an Accredited Specialist. Earlier this month the Jury Directions Bill 2015 was introduced to Parliament and I, for one, am pleased to see a reasonable attempt at the simplification...