‘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.
After Dino secretly recorded one of Mel’s conversations, the matter is now a legal one. But, how illegal is it?
According to official statistics, the instances of alcohol-related assault is actually down this holiday period. Good job, guys.
The Big Smoke sat down with Mellissa Larkin, founder and CEO of Peripheral Blue, an Australian legal and consulting firm with a fresh approach.
Clients want to pay for value, not time. I believe that lawyers need to do away with the antiquated target system, prevailing culture in place.
Doubt is now being levelled at Christine Blasey Ford in the wake of the FBI’s findings, but that shouldn’t distract from what we women regularly face.
In a move now under consideration, the UK may outlaw secret groups on Facebook. It sounds a lot like the muffling the free speech under the guise of progress.
In the SME realm, everything comes down to risk. This holds true for legal matters, but doing it yourself often costs you in the long run.
Due to the repeated acts of violence against them, there’s a push for paramedics to now wear body cameras during their shifts.
Be wary of the trumpeted fears of ‘foreign interference’, as they may be used to control those of our own backyard, not those from over the fence.
In the world of business, knowing who to trust in legal matters, matters. Stanislav Roth is the person SME owners need in their corner.
While moments of social change won through social media might seem worthwhile, what it enables is something else entirely.
Geoffrey Robertson QC has defended Salman Rushdie, he’s represented Julian Assange, and now he’s pushing for an Australian Bill of Rights.
In an effort to bring the law into line, Victoria has clamped down on lawyers they perceive as bringing the profession down.
In a bill that was rushed through last week, the Turnbull government has clamped down on freedom of expression under the guise of national security.
I applaud the Coalition for standing up for the victims of DV in court. However, the Legal Aid professionals who will take on the task are already stretched to the limit. They need greater funding. That wasn’t part of their announcement.
We need to recognise that the human rights abuses of asylum seekers is our nation’s awful legacy, and Julian Burnside knows who is to blame.
Tommy Robinson, an avatar for the centre-right sits in jail. The furore surrounding his incarceration has a significant political tone. This is dangerous.
Sadly, revenge porn is a reality in the modern age. However, how do we protect ourselves from it, and what laws exist to punish those who participate in it?
The Emoji’s reign of terror continues, as lawmakers are crippled by the subjective nature of their meaning. Brave new world.
One woman was recently sent to prison after receiving a serious amount of money to treat the cancer she didn’t have. It seems oddly familiar.
According to the prosecution, six criminal charges against Cardinal George Pell are set to be dropped.