State Intervention

The Tony Liristis Case

Tony Liristis Mr Liristis sought orders that his solicitors supply him with a laptop while in custody in order to prepare to defend himself against current matters before the District Court. However, concerns surrounding prisoners having access to the Internet or charging their mobile phones have prevented him from having access to this technology. Peter …

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Robin Smith

Mr Smith was denied access to his own court transcript due to copyright concerns raised by Smith’s solicitor. This has restricted Mr Smith’s ability to make informed decisions in regards to his impending appeal. Mr Smith’s solicitor has informed Justice Action that Mr Smith is allowed a hard copy of the transcript, however, only after the appeal. …

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Access to Justice

Latest News Brief overview of measures relating to community legal centres in the federal budget 2019/2020 Final report by the Justice Project (2019) on access to justice in Australia for people experiencing significant disadvantage. Overview Access to law is a fundamental right and protected by the rule of law, which entitles everyone to justice and …

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Victims

Latest News Peak Body’s Concerns Ignored Regarding Victims Bill Contents What is a Victim? Victims of Crime The Case of Andrew Garforth Politicising Grief Role of Victims in Sentencing and Security Classification Conclusion Overall, allowing community vitriol to be directed at prisoners like Andrew Garforth distracts from society’s compassion for victims and their families, and does …

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Policing

More police, greater powers, less paperwork? We often hear people in the media saying that more police on the beat will decrease crime: ‘we need more police, we need police doing less paper work; police need more powers’. However, the police already hold substantial powers. The 1997 Wood Royal Commission into the New South Wales …

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