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Victims know attackers in most cases of sexual assault

Dr Anne Cossins, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Canberra Times, 28 February 2009, p.9

ABC 702 Sydney

Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW.ABC 702 Sydney: The World Today, 20 February 2009

2BS Bathurst

David Vaile, Executive Director, Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre, Faculty of Law, UNSW. 2BS Bathurst: Morning Show, 25 February 2009

ABC 666 Canberra

Professor George Williams, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW. ABC 666 Canberra: Drive, 24 February 2009

ABC 702 Sydney

David Vaile, Executive Director, Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre, Faculty of Law, UNSW. ABC 702 Sydney: The World Today, 17 February 2009

Tax figures leave you feeling average

Professor Julian Disney, Director, Social Justice Project, Faculty of Law, UNSW.Age, 25 February 2009, p.3

Opinion: Time to change terrorism laws

Professor George Williams, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Sydney Morning Herald, 24 February 2009, p.11

Law student Adam Arnold wins Australian Legal History Essay Competition


Adam Arnold with Sir Gerard Brennan

Third year Arts/Law student Adam Arnold has won the 2008 Australian Legal History Essay Competition.

Adam was presented with the award on 25 February by former Chief Justice the Hon. Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE at an awards ceremony hosted by the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History at the State Library.

The theme of the competition was the importance to the effective working of the legal system of individual honesty, a well-informed conscience and trust. The question was: "How can a lawyer defend somebody he or she 'knows' is 'guilty'? What is it to 'know' that somebody is 'guilty'?"

Federal Minister for Home Affairs, Bob Debus, launches a special edition of the Australian Indigenous Law Review


Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus


Hal Wootten (foreground) ... one of
the original Royal Commissioners
was also on hand for the launch

Nearly 20 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths stirred the national conscience, Indigenous Australians continue to die needlessly due to government inaction, a survey of responses to coronial recommendations has found.

The Royal Commission's 1991 Final Report called for mandatory responses by governments to recommendations made by coroners in inquests, yet almost two decades later only a handful of Australian jurisdictions have answered the call.

Gleeson court criticised

Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Australian Financial Review, 20 February 2009, p.19

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