Showing 9 of 21 results for Criminal law
26 Aug 2020
Criminal offence a heavy handed approach to conversion therapy
The Law Society is opposed to the reprehensible practice of 'conversion therapy', and strongly supports the policy intent behind the Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Bill 2020, however we do not agree with the creation of a new criminal offence in this case.
20 Aug 2020
Law Society welcomes first steps towards stopping children being imprisoned
The ACT Law Society today welcomed the Legislative Assembly's first tentative steps towards raising the age of criminal resposibility from 10 to 14 years, to keep children out of prison.
23 Jul 2020
Law Society signs open letter calling on ACT Government to stop imprisoning children
The ACT Law Society has joined with a collective of service delivery, human rights, legal, and representative organisations to call on the ACT Government to raise the age of criminal responsibility in the territory.
23 Jul 2020
Law Society reaffirms opposition to anti-consorting laws
The ACT Law Society today reaffirmed its opposition to anti-consorting laws, which were proposed this week by the ACT Liberals.
2 Apr 2020
Law Society condemns ACT Government’s removal of right to trial by jury
The ACT Law Society today condemned the ACT Government's removal of a defendant's right to a fair trial.
11 Dec 2018
ACT Law Society welcomes new DPP
The Society was pleased to learn of the appointment of Shane Drumgold as the new director of the ACT DPP.
27 Nov 2017
Traditional protections under threat by new police powers
The Law Society expressed dismay at the expansive new crime scene powers conferred on police under the Crimes (Police Powers and Firearms Offence) Amendment Bill 2017.
31 Oct 2017
Concern over increased police powers
Alarm at the breadth of the Bill introduced today dealing with police powers to supposedly address drive-by shootings.
2 May 2017
‘Exceptional circumstances’ bail review power already exercised
Dismay at the use of the bail review power just one day after it commenced operation.