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Hostile activities – Part 2

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers 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...

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...

Sex offender travel ban a sweeping populist move

Written by Bill Doogue, Director, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers A recent SBS investigation Australian paedophiles still trying to travel overseas despite passport ban outlines the new legislation banning registered sex offenders from traveling outside of Australia in reference to...

Presumption against bail

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Increasingly, I am left shaking my head at law and order in Victoria. The similarity to the Trump presidency is frightening in its capacity to strike a blow every few days...

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...

Queensland: The state of cowboy politicians

Given the amount of interest in the last blog about the new drug laws in Queensland we asked Fiona Patten to explain further how the drug laws have been amended and the effect of this amendment.  Last week, Australia’s vaguest...