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This report considers the circumstances in which a person can lawfully use force in self-defence, in particular how the law should treat mistaken beliefs in the need for self-defence arising from delusions caused by mental illness, heightened perceptions of danger produced by psychological factors, intoxication...
This issues paper examines possible changes to the law of self-defence in Tasmania, and invites submissions from the public.
In September 2011, the Director of Public Prosecutions wrote to the Attorney-General to raise concerns that the current Tasmanian law on self-defence,...
Over the last decade Australians have embraced new information and communication technologies. The majority of Australians now have access to computers and the Internet. By the beginning of 2007 there were 5.67 million households in Australia with home Internet access, with many more individuals accessing...
This paper by Victor Stojcevski, Terese Henning and Jenny Rudolf considers the need for reforms to the law of arrest in Tasmania. It contains 17 proposals for reform that are aimed at imporoving the current framework for arrest in Tasmania. Arrest involves the involuntary deprivation...
The purpose of this study was to examine how education operates for young people in Victoria who have been remanded into custody or who have received custodial sentences. The study aimed to identify how improvements could be made to further support education inside custody.