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The Government Solicitors’ Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales published the first edition of the “Guidance on Ethical Issues for Government Solicitors” (“the Guide”) in 2003 to help government lawyers meet their ethical professional responsibilities. Since the release of the Guide this...
Overview: This paper summarises a recent Parliamentary Library publication on domestic violence. It provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and cost of domestic violence in Australia.
This paper uses the term domestic violence to refer to ‘acts of violence that occur...
Outlines how Victorian courts (judges and magistrates) decide which sentence to impose on offenders. When sentencing offenders, a court decides what consequences offenders will face for what they have done. The focus of this guide is on Victorian courts. While some of what is described...