Stumps

Well, that's it for regular posting for another year.If last year is any guide, we'll be trying out some new things during the hiatus. There's lots to be done, with this blog and otherwise. Normal service will resume at the beginning of February.The best wishes of the season to you and yours.

R v Smith (No 5) [2011] NSWSC 1459: relevant but weak evidence

With the end of the year rapidly approaching I'm yet again caught with a pile of interesting (and possibly important) cases sitting in my inbox, and no time to properly digest them. An example is R v Smith (No 5) [2011] NSWSC 1459. Like many trial court decisions it's useful as an application of the …

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Road Safety Amendment (Drinking while Driving) Bill 2011: no more travellers

This 'emergency legislation' was rushed through the Victorian parliament in the last few days. Introduced on the 6th December, it was read twice in a day and passed the Upper House two days later. It will take effect immediately after receiving Assent.The Bill, as it was passed, is here. The Second Reading is here. The …

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