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Call for volunteers: Modern slavery in Australia

ICJV is calling for volunteers to assist in an advocacy intervention in favour of a legislative defence for human trafficking victims compelled to crime in Australia. The position will be consistent with comparative defences in foreign jurisdictions and compliant with Australia’s international obligations. Such a defence, like s 45 of the Modern Slavery Act (UK), […]

ICJV Endorses a Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

ICJV has endorsed a submission prepared by Jessie Smith of Stary Norton Halphen to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. The submission concerns s 19AG of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) which establishes minimum non-parole periods for persons convicted of certain offences. The position of the submission is that s 19AG is not adapted to […]

Death of senior Magistrate reveals pressures of the job

The recent suicide of respected Magistrate Stephen Myall shows the pressures to which members of the judiciary and legal community are exposed. Such pressures were exacerbated in Stephen’s case when, after making a decision to grant a boy bail in order to sit his exams, he faced an intensely critical response from certain sections of […]

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