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ASIC Investigations

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What is an ASIC investigation? Why and how are they conducted? The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) investigates and prosecutes breaches of corporate law by corporations, directors and officers. Their work is carried out under the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001. Breaches of corporate law can have some serious consequences for a business and the … Continue reading ASIC Investigations

Medicinal Cannabis in Queensland

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Medicinal Cannabis Cannabis – also known as marijuana – has been used for centuries for medicinal, spiritual and recreational purposes. It is also a well-used source of industrial fiber, seed oil and food in its other forms. Cannabis is currently neither legal, nor is it decriminalised in Queensland. However, cannabis is used recreationally in most countries … Continue reading Medicinal Cannabis in Queensland

Cybersecurity, Law Firms and You

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Just like any other business in this day and age, law firms face a new breed of criminal: cyber-based criminals. Cyber-attacks and data breaches have increased over 700% since February last year in Australia. Despite this, companies and employees are more often than not, untrained, uneducated and ill-equipped to deal with such attacks. What are … Continue reading Cybersecurity, Law Firms and You

Criminal Trials in Australia

Criminal Trials A criminal is given the opportunity to be fairly and equitably trialed for the very reason that the system aims to prevent locking up innocent people until proven guilty. It’s for this reason that a criminal trial exists so that an impartial judge can decide whether sufficient evidence has been presented and legally … Continue reading Criminal Trials in Australia

Forensic Procedures in Queensland

Forensic Procedures Forensic procedures are part of a police investigations. It generally involves taking a sample from a person for investigative purposes. It’s important you understand your rights when it comes to taking part in forensic procedures. What is a forensic procedure? Common forensic procedures include taking finger, toe, feet or hand prints, photos or … Continue reading Forensic Procedures in Queensland

Underage Witnesses in Queensland Courts

Children as witnesses in Queensland Children and underage youth are sometimes required to be witnesses in a court room. Unfortunately, in many cases, these children are the victims of the crime itself. When placed on the stand, they are subject to some quite direct, intimidating, traumatising and sometimes misleading questions which can cause further compounded … Continue reading Underage Witnesses in Queensland Courts

Summary Offences and Indictable Offences

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What is the difference between summary and indictable offences? There are many different terms used in the legal system, which can be often confusing for the average person. If someone is arrested and charged with an offence, their offence is categorised based on the seriousness of it. This influences which type of Court the matter … Continue reading Summary Offences and Indictable Offences