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The 7th edition of Blackshield and Williams Australian Constitutional Law and Theory Commentary and Materials recently published by Federation Press is a great book that will make a useful addition to any chambers’ library. The previous edition was published in 2014 and the new edition...
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The Supreme Court of the United States has been precariously balanced with four progressive justices; four conservative (translatable as “extreme right wing”) and one swing justice, Justice Kennedy. The edge of the precipice concern is what would happen if the present president of the United...
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R v Williams concerns appropriate sentencing for a young offender guilty of multiple counts of child pornography offences, threatening behaviour, and harassment. By use of false identities, threats, and blackmail, Williams had manipulated and coerced the underage complainant into sending him more than 100 explicit...
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The now famous refugee journalist, Behrouz Boochani, heads up a claim by 731 asylum seekers on Manus Island for damages for breach of constitutional rights. Procedural matters play a significant role in most litigation. The same is true of Mr. Boochani’s litigation. The State of...
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This paper examines the Queensland Court of Appeal’s decision in Stevenson Group Investments Pty Ltd v Nunn [2012] QCA 351 and whether it remains good law having regard to the Court of Appeal’s decision in BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd v BGC Contracting Pty...
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