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Click to Call POLICE POWERS: FIRST DECLARED PUBLIC PRECINCT IN ADELAIDE – By Naomi Hill – In a South Australian first, police have been granted new powers to manage anti-social and disorderly behaviour by the declaration of a Public Precinct. Within the Public Precinct, police powers will be extended during certain times. Anyone who is…Read More
Click to Call CRIMINAL LAW: CAN THE GOVERNMENT TAKE MY PROPERTY? – By Naomi Hill – If you’ve been charged with a serious or indictable criminal offence, there’s a good chance that the South Australian Government will investigate your assets. Why? Because if it considers that your assets have been purchased or acquired from the…Read More
Click to Call INDUSTRIAL HEMP LAWS: A LICENCE TO GROW DRUGS IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? – By Naomi Hill – New laws in South Australia make it legal to produce industrial hemp. But does this mean that South Australians are now free to grow their own hemp crops at home? Here’s what you need to…Read More
Click to Call CRIMINAL LAW: WHAT IF A POLICE SEARCH IS UNLAWFUL? – By Marwa Shabbar – What happens when a police search is unlawful? Does it mean that the evidence will always be excluded, or are there exceptions? These questions were the subject of two recent decisions on stop and search issues. R v…Read More
SA pioneers Gambling Intervention Program – By Naomi Hill – In Australia, problem gambling pervades age groups, socio-economic backgrounds and geographic locations. It’s everywhere. It can lurk behind a façade of happy family life or be out in the open as lives are destroyed in its wake. It’s a burden that, in some way or…Read More
CRIMINAL LAW: WHEN ARE POLICE SEARCHES UNLAWFUL? -By Henry James – When the police were searching a man’s house for firearms and then found large quantities of cannabis, they tried to use their general search warrant powers to convict him of drug offences. However, he successfully argued that the police had misused their search powers.…Read More
STOP AND SEARCH: WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AT CRIMINAL LAW? – By Henry James – When police stopped and questioned a couple who were walking down a residential street, they ended up searching the man and his car and then charging him with drug possession. The police officers’ actions raise serious questions about much power…Read More
FAQs: POLICE QUESTIONS AND THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT – By Naomi Hill – Have you ever been questioned by the police? Whether you’ve been arrested or the police are just gathering information, it can be difficult to know what questions you are legally required to answer and when you have a right…Read More
FIRST HOME OWNER GRANT: HAVE YOU BROKEN THE LAW? – By Marwa Shabbar – It’s a scheme that has helped thousands of Australians to achieve their dream of home ownership. As property prices continue to rise, it’s become an increasingly important aspect of property transactions. But like all things, the nationally implemented First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)…Read More
CRIMINAL LAW: BAIL ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT PROGRAMME OPENS IN THE PORT – By Naomi Hill – Imagine that you are charged with a criminal offence. You’ve been granted bail but have nowhere to live. What happens to you? You could be kept (remanded) in custody until your case is determined. That means that you’re imprisoned – even if you’re…Read More
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