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This week, Australia’s state and federal attorney-generals will meet to discuss raising the age of criminal responsibility to children aged at least 14 years. Currently, children as young as ten can be remanded in custody, found guilty of a criminal offence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment across all Australian jurisdictions...

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In a first for Australia, the ACT has become the country’s only jurisdiction to legalise low-level personal cannabis possession and cultivation. Before getting too excited or outraged, depending on your stance on this, it is important to understand the limited scope of these changes...

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Nations around the world have started to introduce measures that enable the early release of prisoners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries such as the United States, Iran and Ireland have already released thousands of prisoners, with others preparing to follow their lead...

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Welcome to the team

Team | By McKenna Taylor

McKenna Taylor is welcoming three new faces to our criminal law team. These exciting new additions each bring with them unique criminal law knowledge and a variety of experience within the industry...

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Facing stiff resistance almost nationwide, pill testing trials offered in the ACT may be finally helping pierce the many stigmas associated with the practice. Possessing a small amount of drugs is often thought of as a minor offence but it can still potentially see a sentence of up to two years imprisonment...

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