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Why do some people get violent after drinking alcohol?

Why do some people get violent after drinking alcohol?

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Why do some people get violent after drinking alcohol? Getting drunk increases the risk for violent behavior, but only for people who have a strong tendency to suppress feelings of anger when sober, a new Scandinavian study suggests. While previous studies have found a link between drinking and aggressive or violent actions, many of these […]

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Racial crime Australia

Racial crime Australia

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Racial crime Australia This blog outlines what constitutes racial hatred under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and provides an overview of the complaints process of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC). It also briefly outlines two cases of significance to the regulation of race hate on the Internet: Jones v Toben [1] and Dow Jones Company Inc v Gutnick. [2] The […]

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Ferry McFerryface wasn’t public choice for new ferry name – Costing the tax payer $100,000

Ferry McFerryface wasn’t public choice for new ferry name – Costing the tax payer $100,000

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Ferry McFerryface wasn’t public choice for new ferry name By Chris OKeefe • State Political Reporter 3:00pm Jan 30, 2018 The controversial Ferry McFerryface was a name handpicked by NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance even after he was warned by senior bureaucrats of the risks. A 9NEWS freedom of information investigation has revealed the competition […]

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‘Change the Date, Mate!’

‘Change the Date, Mate!’

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‘Change the Date, Mate!’ The Debate Surrounding 26 January – Australia Day By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia Day is marked in our calendar as a national public holiday, and is a day to reflect on what it means to be an Australian, to celebrate contemporary Australia, and acknowledge our nation’s history. […]

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MAKING A CITIZEN’S ARREST – IS IT EVER A GOOD IDEA?

MAKING A CITIZEN’S ARREST – IS IT EVER A GOOD IDEA?

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

MAKING A CITIZEN’S ARREST – IS IT EVER A GOOD IDEA? By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers It is quite likely that many members of the community have been in a situation in which they have witnessed someone break the law by committing a crime. In certain situations, it may feel best to […]

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Teenagers held in isolated cells for more than 250 days in Western Australia

Teenagers held in isolated cells for more than 250 days in Western Australia

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Teenagers held in isolated cells for more than 250 days in Western Australia Amnesty International calls for unit in youth detention centre to close, saying treatment may breach international law Two teenagers have been in isolated cells in a Perth youth detention centre for more than 250 days, and three allegedly subjected to extended periods […]

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The rich get richer, the poor get the picture – Midnight Oil

The rich get richer, the poor get the picture – Midnight Oil

Criminal Law, Recent News

The rich get richer, the poor get the picture – Midnight Oil   Although it may sound like the same thing, there is a stark difference between ‘tax avoidance’ and ‘tax evasion’. The main distinction between the two is that one is legal, and the other is illegal. Put simply, it is illegal to evade […]

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