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Khmer Rouge Leaders Found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

Monday 1 September 2014 @ 1.58 p.m. | Crime | Legal Research

Last month, a UN-backed Tribunal found two Khmer Rouge leaders to be guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life imprisonment.  BBC News has reported that they are “the first top-level leaders to be held accountable for its crimes”, in which

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Effectiveness of Queenland's Anti-bikie Laws: Fact or Furphy

Monday 1 September 2014 @ 11.17 a.m. | Crime | Legal Research

As the Brisbane Times reports, while the Queensland Government is not saying anything about the High Court challenge to its "anti-bikie laws", it is claiming that the challenged laws have led to a dramatic drop in crime. A claim that some might argue is more apparent than real or more furphy than fact.

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Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014: NT pre-empts Federal Racial Villification Laws

Friday 29 August 2014 @ 12.31 p.m. | Crime | Legal Research

The NT Parliament, in its current sitting session, has introduced an amendment to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992, through a private members’ bill, to make racial vilification unlawful. 

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School Chaplaincy Program Revised to Side-step High Court Decision

Thursday 28 August 2014 @ 10.22 a.m. | Legal Research

The ABC News has reported that the Federal Government has announced changes to its plans for a "school chaplaincy program" with a view to getting around the recent unfavourable High Court decision in Williams v Commonwealth of Australia [2014] HCA 23 (19 June 2014) (see our previous post at High Court Finds Funding School Chaplaincy Program Outside Commonwealth’s Constitutional Power).

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The Right to be Forgotten: Memories May be Beautiful?

Wednesday 27 August 2014 @ 11.25 a.m. | IP & Media | Legal Research

The famous song says memories may be beautiful etc, and whats too painful to remember we simply choose to forget - however - not so the Internet?

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