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covid-19

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.

COVID-19 and the courts: How are courts responding to COVID-19 in their decisions?

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The outbreak of COVID-19 (‘coronavirus’) has radically changed our lifestyle in a way that we could never have predicted. It has indiscriminately stunned every aspect of our lives. The drastic...

COVID-19 and Bail Applications in Victoria

Written by Sophie Parsons, Senior Associate, In-House Counsel, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers In the current situation, it is vital for anyone that is in remand or arrested, that bail applications are considered, prepared and made. The COVID-19 pandemic...

Coronavirus Penalties

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Associate, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The State government has just established a coronavirus enforcement squad of five hundred police officers to ensure containment measures that have been put in place to combat the virus are followed.  What will...