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NSW has a pressing need for additional infrastructure. Projects such as WestConnex, NorthConnex, the light rail and Sydney Metro are being constructed to meet that need. In the process, they have become focal points of compulsory acquisition.
Concerns have been raised...
This paper sets out the recent history of firearms offences, including the origins of the Firearms Act 1996 (NSW) in the aftermath of the Port Arthur massacre. It then outlines the distinction between non-strictly indictable and strictly indictable firearms offences, and considers the significance of...
Every year the taking of NAPLAN examinations and the dissemination of NAPLAN results generates considerable media coverage and community discussion about schools and school education outcomes.
This paper discusses the origins, objectives and main features of NAPLAN, and sets out its...
In recent years the farming community has been concerned about the increasing use by animal welfare activists of covert surveillance of farm properties. Several incidents have allegedly involved unauthorised entry and installation of hidden cameras; in one case, Animal Liberation used a...
This paper considers the role of the criminal law in respect to revenge pornography and the adequacy of existing civil law remedies for serious invasions of privacy by means of revenge pornography.
Privacy issues are currently on the agenda of public...
This paper examines the laws that apply to protests in NSW, showing that it is the common law right to assembly that provides the legal basis of what is commonly called the right to protest.
The right to protest peacefully is...
Presents an overview of scientific evidence on the effectiveness of TNR programs, including field studies, literature reviews and mathematical modelling.
It is difficult to conceive of cats as constituting a problem. They are, after all, wonderful companions for an estimated 23% of Australian households....
Examines community perceptions of crime and safety, offender rates and characteristics, crime rates, victims; measures of policy effectiveness, courts (including bail and sentencing outcomes);recidivism; corrections (including prison population levels); and expenditure on the criminal justice system.
Summary Crime and justice are complex and...