It’s a nationwide problem: Australians are expected to work harder, longer and seemingly with less protection. But is this treatment even legal?
The car horn is one of our greatest allies on the road. However, in some circumstances, it is viewed as an offence. Be alert, but not alarmed.
The civil suit raised against George Pell is not an outlier, as the victims of the Catholic Church are now free to sue for damages.
According to a leading magistrate, the NSW government’s drug-driving push is poorly thought out, that some are losing their licence over passive smoking.
According to one legal expert, the NSW police’s strip search push could be considered sexual assault in the lettering of the law.
The man taping himself running over emus was found, not by police, but by social media.
From next week those who are found guilty of drug driving will lose their licence. The problem is both the science behind it and the implementation of the law.
‘Coercive control’ is an umbrella term for a series of abuses that has, until now, gone unpunished in the realms of law. Australia, however, is lagging behind.
To his critics, Julian Assange’s arrest proves that he isn’t above the law. However, with his lawyers crying foul over his treatment, I’m wondering what law he actually broke.
The innovative work of Mellissa Larkin has not gone unnoticed, as the Founder and Managing Director of legal firm Peripheral Blue has been nominated for a top award.
Brunei instituting harsh corporal punishments for homosexuality is but one of the laws on the table. They are, unfortunately, rather serious about the changes.
After Dino secretly recorded one of Mel’s conversations, the matter is now a legal one. But, how illegal is it?
Even before he represented the police, one officer had a scheme to blackmail women into having sex with him. His powers merely gave him greater opportunity.
A woman from the ACT has been sentenced after manufacturing false allegations of sexual assault against her partner.
Sadly, animal cruelty thrives in the darker corners of our society. But, with harsher penalties now in force, I’m wondering if the deterrent is steep enough.
‘New year, new me’ seemingly holds true to the world of law, so let’s have a quick look at what is coming into effect in 2019.
Pill testing seems to be on the table for NSW, but it similarly seems like it will be played like a poker chip to tempt us.
According to official statistics, the instances of alcohol-related assault is actually down this holiday period. Good job, guys.
Yesterday, the police eviscerated the media for putting forward a suspect in the Toyah Cordingley case. In response, the media are questioning the police for dragging their feet. Who is in the right?
Yesterday, more school-age children met the government to protest climate change. Disappointingly, no existing laws protect them.
The Big Smoke sat down with Mellissa Larkin, founder and CEO of Peripheral Blue, an Australian legal and consulting firm with a fresh approach.
Should there be laws to prosecute lying on a dating app?