Legislation Watch: Change to Road Safety Act

According to the Law Institute's website, section 10 of the Road Legislation Amendment Act 2009 came into effect today.This section amends section 51 of the Road Safety Act 1986. The Explantory Memorandum explains the provision,amends section 51(1) and (1B) of the Road Safety Act 1986 to decrease the current blood and breath alcohol concentration threshold …

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The Law Report on coercive powers

Dr Manhattan posted 2 weeks ago about investigative powers v human rights.ABC National's The Law Report is this week discussing the same case, and coercive questioning by police. Apparently that very issue is about to be decided by the European Court of Human Rights.You might remember academics Mirko Bagaric and Julie Clarke (who has not …

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Magistrates' and County Court decisions now available on AustLII

AustLII have been publishing the decisions of District Courts (the equivalent of our County Court) from other states for some time.They had been on record as saying they weren't interested in publishing the decisions of the summary jurisdiction. But last year the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner made a substantial grant to AustLII, and they wanted …

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Magistrates’ and County Court decisions now available on AustLII

AustLII have been publishing the decisions of District Courts (the equivalent of our County Court) from other states for some time.They had been on record as saying they weren't interested in publishing the decisions of the summary jurisdiction. But last year the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner made a substantial grant to AustLII, and they wanted …

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