Viewing entries posted in February 2016

"Parasitic Accessorial Liability" or "Joint Enterprise" in the UK

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 29 February 2016 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Felicity Gerry QC, from Charles Darwin University, and her team, for their success in arguing successfully for a change in the UK law on joint enterprise. See media release on February 2016 decision here: http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2016/02/18/joint-enterprise-press-release-from-the-appellants-solicitors/

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60 Mins to Cover the Keli Lane Murder Conviction this Sunday Night 28 February 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 27 February 2016 | 0 Comments

60 Minutes will cover the Keli Lane murder conviction of her baby daughter Tegan this Sunday night.  Her parents will speak out for the first time on her case. For details of the matter see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keli_Lane

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Tasmanian Annual Criminal Law Conference Today

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 26 February 2016 | 0 Comments

Today I am attending the annual Tasmanian criminal law conference to be held at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre. See here: https://members.lst.org.au/events/160/

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WA Inquest Examines Death in Custody

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 24 February 2016 | 0 Comments

An article in The Australian for 23 February 2016 at page 2 outlines that the death of a woman in a police lockup in Broome is being investigated in a five day inquest. The family of Balgo woman Mandijarra, known by her last name for cultural reasons, have been seeking answers for 3 years. The inquest heard on Monday 22 February that the woman was arrested on 29 November 2012 after officers spotted her drinking and yelling with a groupo of other women on an oval in Broome.

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High Court Appeal Unnecessary: Baden-Clay Team

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 24 February 2016 | 0 Comments

Gerard Baden-Clay's legal team have argued that a High Court challenge to the downgrading of Baden-Clay's murder conviction should not go ahead because the matter does not raise any "questions of law of public importance". See here: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/high-court-appeal-unnecessary-badenclay-team/news-story/efb3769cc2c5cec211d3b44a58f90526

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High Court in Rare Hobart Sitting

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 17 February 2016 | 0 Comments

An article in The Mercury of 11 February 2016 advised that the High Court will have a rare sitting in Hobart on 1-2 March 2016.

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Prisoners Exonerated, Prosecutors Exposed: Editorial Board of the New York Times 12 February 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 17 February 2016 | 0 Comments

Found a very good article by the Editorial Board of the New York Times dated 12 February 2016 entitled "Prisoners Exonerated, Prosecutors Exposed". See http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/opinion/prisoners-exonerated-prosecutors-exposed.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=1&referer=https://t.co/v1CFc4IjsP

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Truckie takes on Police over Speeding Ticket and Wins

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 16 February 2016 | 0 Comments

Thanks to Media Stable to alerting me to this one. It seems WA Police made a number of errors in a speeding infringement matter and ended up losing their case in court and paying the truckie's legal costs. See https://www.facebook.com/9NewsPerth/videos/1179679102044248/

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Backlog in the Tasmanian Supreme Court

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 15 February 2016 | 0 Comments

An article in today's Mercury claims that there is a backlog in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and a need for the appointment of a seventh Supreme Court Judge, particularly after the resignation of Porter J. See http://www.themercury.com.au/news/scales-of-justice/push-grows-for-extra-judge/news-story/2ffa892eb7a47d5027a59696b7b5d117

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