Courts

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881747

Commentary

7 Feb 2018

Last week Rocky Horror Show actor Craig McLachlan issued defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media, the ABC and former co-star Christie Whelan Browne, one of the women who has accused McLachlan of sexual harassment. While no criminal charges have been laid, police are currently investigating allegations...

Policy report

25 Jan 2018

The justice sector services aim to contribute to a safe and secure community and promote a law abiding way of life.

Report

21 Jan 2018

This report recommends significant changes to Tasmania’s criminal justice system, including using communication experts (intermediaries) to assist victims, witnesses and defendants who have communication needs to communicate with police, lawyers and the courts.

Evaluation

9 Jan 2018

This project aimed to assess whether the application of an alternative court model with fixed teams of lawyers operating on a rolling basis in the NSW District Criminal Court resulted in greater efficiency.

Report

13 Dec 2017

Presents the results of a performance audit to assess the New Zealand Ministry of Justice’s investment in improving court services by looking at three projects between 2012 and 2016 that were part of this approach.

Report

7 Dec 2017

This report provides a vision for a new family law system that is accessible, equitableand responsive and prioritises the safety of those affected by family violence.

Report

28 Nov 2017

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee recommends that the submissions received to this inquiry be referred to any future Senate inquiry into contempt.

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

In light of a number of significant recent cases, this article examines the role of the courts in the protection of Indigenous cultural heritage.

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

The liability of internet intermediaries, particularly Internet Service Providers, for the unlawful online actions of third party users is a persistent theme and problem of cyberlaw. This article identifies and analyses the limits on the new statutory jurisdiction to grant no-fault injunctions.

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

This article examines cases heard in Australian courts of law involving allegations of cyber-violence to shed light on the limitations of the existing legislation in addressing such abuse.

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

This article contemplates whether jurors’ use of social media during trial and deliberations is a frequent occurrence endangering the fair trial principle and whether viable avenues exist to sufficiently address this potential challenge in the Australian context.

Research report

31 Oct 2017

This resource outlines key findings of the research undertaken by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, regarding the enforcement of DVPOs and the implications for policy and practice, including implications for the impending National Domestic Violence Order Scheme.

Report

26 Oct 2017

This report was prepared investigate the impact of the 2015 Domestic Violence Evidence-in-Chief (DVEC) reforms on court outcomes for domestic violence assaults in New South Wales.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article argues that in Australia there is an absolute constitutional duty to provide reasons for judicial decisions and examines whether the general practice of the New South Wales Court of Appeal and the High Court complies with that duty when deciding applications for leave...

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article aims to to understand how section 14A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld) should be read and understood.

Research report

29 Sep 2017

This study aimed to determine the effect of various possible reforms on the pending case backlog in the Sydney registry of the NSW District Criminal Court using a simulation model.

Book

22 Sep 2017

This book collects over 50 discrete law reform recommendations, encapsulated in short, digestible essays written by leading Australian scholars.

Commentary

19 Sep 2017

Some of the most serious allegations against the reforming Attorney-General turned High Court judge centre on his relationships - real or imagined - with three notorious Sydney figures.

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

This article explores cases in which Indigenous defendants have perceived that an all-white jury’s prejudice against Indigenous people would prevent them receiving a fair trial, and draws comparisons with the United States and Canada.

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

This article argues that legal professionals need to have information about how to utilise Victoria's new family violence provisions as well as ongoing training and professional development to promote consistent understandings of family violence across the criminal justice system.