Courts

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881747

Report

7 Jun 2018

This study systematically reviews research into the use and impact of protection orders, using the EMMIE framework (Effectiveness, Mechanisms, Moderators, Implementation and Economy).

Research report

26 Apr 2018

Negotiating guilty pleas (‘plea bargaining’) is a central element of criminal justice processes in Australia, yet little is known outside the legal community about the frequency and outcomes of plea negotiations.

This study addresses this important knowledge gap through qualitative and quantitative analysis of...

Commentary

26 Apr 2018

Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.

Evaluation

23 Apr 2018

This study aims to estimate an unbiased effect of commencing the EQUIPS Domestic Abuse Program on general re-offending and domestic violence related re-offending.

Report

17 Apr 2018

This report found evidence which suggests that a well-designed, specialist response to repeat drink driving, would provide a promising alternative to traditional sentencing approaches.

Discussion paper

22 Mar 2018

This paper provides an overview of the current approach taken to reduction of sentence for a guilty plea in Tasmania, and examines legislative approaches to sentencing discounts for pleas of guilty in other Australian jurisdictions and comparable international jurisdictions.

Policy report

21 Mar 2018

This policy report is a statement on how tech and design can maximise opportunities for making the legal sector better. It provides a guide for individuals working in legal industries, or those hoping to get into them, to improve the way justice works.

Discussion paper

14 Mar 2018

This issues paper is intended to encourage informed community participation by providing some background information and highlighting the issues so far identified by the ALRC as relevant to the areas listed in the Terms of Reference.

Report

14 Mar 2018

The Justice Project is the Law Council’s national review into the state of access to justice for people in Australia, who face significant economic and social disadvantage. It is being overseen by a Steering Committee of eminent lawyers, jurists and academics, chaired by former High...

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2018

This paper responds to the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Family Law System. In particular, it addresses question 25 in the issues paper released in March 2018 - how should the family law system address misuse of process as a form of abuse...

Research report

21 Feb 2018

This aggregate-level analysis finds no evidence that the Bail Assessment Officer intervention had an impact on the granting of bail at first appearance, bail refused days or time on remand.

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

Recommendations for an accessible, equitable and responsive family law system which better prioritises safety of those affected by family violence
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

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.