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Melbourne fake breath test – how much did it cost us?

Melbourne fake breath test – how much did it cost us?

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News

The revelation of Melbourne police faking breath test brought an outrage in public. Melbourne police falsified 258,463 PBT’s over the period of five years. The Traffic Accident Commission (TAC) has frozen their funding to Victoria police for the amount of $4 million used for roadside breath tests. But how much actually has it cost us? […]

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Is it legal to take drugs in Australia?

Is it legal to take drugs in Australia?

Miscellaneous

Substance Abuse & Addiction   Substance misuse is the harmful use of drugs or alcohol for non-medical purposes. Often associated with the use of illicit drugs, legal substances can also be misused, such as alcohol, prescription or over-the-counter medication, caffeine, nicotine and volatile substances (e.g. petrol, glue, paint). Most people with a substance use disorder […]

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Substance Abuse & Addiction-How to recognise when you are addicted and what to do next

Substance Abuse & Addiction-How to recognise when you are addicted and what to do next

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Substance Abuse & Addiction Substance misuse is the harmful use of drugs or alcohol for non-medical purposes. Often associated with the use of illicit drugs, legal substances can also be misused, such as alcohol, prescription or over-the-counter medication, caffeine, nicotine and volatile substances (e.g. petrol, glue, paint). Most people with a substance use disorder are […]

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Recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia

Recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia

Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News

One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is positioning itself for recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia, amid fresh political debate about the proposed reform. Why we shouldn’t prohibit cannabis The adverse social consequences of banning marijuana may outweigh the benefits — and think of the money lost in the process, writes […]

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Sexual abuse on prisoners with mental health

Sexual abuse on prisoners with mental health

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Recent News

Prisoners with disabilities routinely face sexual, physical abuse: Human Rights Watch By the Specialist Reporting Team’s Naomi Selvaratnam and social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant abc news PHOTO: Human Rights Watch found people with disabilities make up almost 50 per cent of the prison population in Australia. (Supplied: Human Rights Watch) Pete’s first stint in youth detention left a deep and […]

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Why do some people get violent after drinking alcohol?

Why do some people get violent after drinking alcohol?

Miscellaneous

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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Ecstasy – Everything you need to know

Miscellaneous

Ecstasy Ecstasy, or MDMA (MethyleneDioxyMethAmphetamine) is a ‘psychedelic amphetamine’, which means it has properties of both hallucinogen and amphetamine drugs. Amphetamines make you feel more awake and alert, while hallucinogens can change your perception of reality. Ecstasy is also known as pills, yokes, and MDMA. It’s taken in the form of pills or powder and […]

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Everything you need to know about an AVO

Miscellaneous

Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is an Order made by a court against a person who makes you fear for your safety, to protect you from further violence, intimidation or harassment. All Apprehended Violence Orders made by the court prohibit the person who is causing these fears from assaulting, harassing, threatening, […]

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What We Know About the Death of Ex-Bikie Boss Mick Hawi

What We Know About the Death of Ex-Bikie Boss Mick Hawi

Miscellaneous

What We Know About the Death of Ex-Bikie Boss Mick Hawi The former Comanchero was shot dead Thursday. This had likely been coming since 2009. Sergei Hedayat Feb 16 2018, 1:58pm Comanchero Annual Run. Photo Supplied. Ex-Comanchero bikie boss, Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi was executed outside Rockwell Fitness First in Sydney on Thursday. Sitting in his black Mercedes […]

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Prisoner Anxiety

Prisoner Anxiety

Miscellaneous

Prisoner Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or fear that often comes when a person’s body responds to a critical or frightening situation. In this condition, the body prepares for an action, i.e., to fight against the threat or run away from it. When our mind prepares to cope with the threat, our […]

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