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changing the culture of our sas forces is no easy fix. instead, we need to face the true costs of war

Changing the culture of our SAS forces is no easy fix. Instead, we need...

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AP Image/Australian Department of Defence Australians will be disheartened by the inspector-general of the Australian Defence Force’s report on war crimes committed by our special forces soldiers in Afghanistan. But they should not be surprised. The demands...
83% of australians want tougher privacy laws. now’s your chance to tell the government what you want

83% of Australians want tougher privacy laws. Now’s your chance to tell the government...

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Image: Shuttlestock Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has called for submissions to the long-awaited review of the federal Privacy Act 1988. This is the first wide-ranging review of privacy laws since the Australian Law Reform Commission produced a landmark...

The reputation of Australia’s special forces is beyond repair — it’s time for them...

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Australian Department of Defence Four years into a constant stream of misconduct allegations, it’s hard to know how to process the latest revelations about the actions of Australia’s special forces in Afghanistan. In village after village —...
kumanjayi walker murder trial will be a first in nt for an indigenous death in custody. why has it taken so long?

Kumanjayi Walker murder trial will be a first in NT for an Indigenous death...

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DAVID CROSLING/AAP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names and images of deceased people. The Northern Territory court decision this week to commit Police Constable Zachary Rolfe to stand trial for the...
will victoria be the first place in the world to fully decriminalise sex work?

Will Victoria be the first place in the world to fully decriminalise sex work?

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Picture: Shuttlestock The Victorian government has just received a landmark review into the state’s sex work laws. This is the first large-scale review of Victorian sex work laws since 1985 and presents a huge opportunity for change. With...
can a high court challenge of melbourne’s lockdown succeed? here’s what the constitution says

Can a High Court challenge of Melbourne’s lockdown succeed? Here’s what the Constitution says

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Image: James Ross/AAP Just days after Victorian Premier Dan Andrews signalled the state won’t be ready for a major loosening of COVID-19 restrictions next week as planned, a legal challenge is expected to be filed in the High...
explainer: why is the victorian government extending the state of emergency, and is it justified?

Explainer: why is the Victorian government extending the state of emergency, and is it...

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Picture: James Ross/AAP The Victorian government has announced its intention to amend the Public Health and Wellbeing Act to give it the power to extend Victoria’s state of emergency for up to another 12 months. The need for...
only 25% of older australians have an advance care plan. coronavirus makes it even more important

Only 25% of older Australians have an advance care plan. Coronavirus makes it even...

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Image: Shuttlestock Older adults and those with chronic health conditions share an increased risk of experiencing severe symptoms if they contract COVID-19. But they’re not a homogeneous group. In the event they become very sick, one person...
limitations imposed on defenders for granting bail

Limitations Imposed on Defenders for Granting Bail

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There are certain conditions imposed on the defendant while making a bail determination. You have to understand the bail bond's functioning and how the courts determine the amount of bond. These conditions are limitations...
the florida maritime law and hiring a lawyer you can trust

The Florida Maritime Law And Hiring A Lawyer You Can Trust

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The law on maritime transport or admirals includes agreements and mandatory provisions that any business or entity must adhere to if it carries on or in the sea. It should be noted that every...