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Broadcasting Sentencing Remarks

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September 8, 2016

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Queensland is to allow cameras into its courtrooms in a pilot program that has weighed the delicate balance between detriment to victims, offenders and the public interest as against aiding public understanding of, and confidence in, the sentences the courts impose. It might be seen as ironic that the media, from whose ranks so many so often call so loudly for tougher sentencing, has led the push that might result in greater public acceptance of the sentences actually imposed. Studies show that increased awareness of the facts of individual cases improves […]


A celebration of Origin: Alcohol Ignition Interlock in New South Wales and Queensland

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June 20, 2016

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This second article in our ‘State of Origin’ series will explain the way in which mandatory Alcohol Ignition Interlock (“Interlock”) requirements operate between New South Wales and Queensland. This topic will pose the question ‘If I travel interstate to watch the Origin, what happens to my Interlock requirement?’ Alcohol Ignition Interlock It is the law in New South Wales as well as in Queensland that a person whose driver licence is disqualified by a court for certain drink driving offences, must be subject to a mandatory Interlock requirement after they are […]


A celebration of Origin: One Punch laws in New South Wales and Queensland

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June 14, 2016

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As Australia’s largest specialist criminal and traffic law firm, with offices in 4 of the 8 States and Territories, Armstrong Legal are regularly called upon to advise clients on the cross-border effect and implications of particular laws.  In contemplation of the 2016 State of Origin series, a number of articles on this blog will examine some of the legal commonalities, and conflicts, which exist specifically between the two great Origin States: New South Wales and Queensland. This first article will explore the laws in each State which create a specific category […]


Schoolies, Sex And The Law

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November 20, 2015

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Every twelve months, at the conclusion of the secondary school year, graduating students from all over Australia converge in Queensland (and no doubt elsewhere) to celebrate ‘schoolies’. For most, schoolies is a time of excitement, festivity and fun. For some, schoolies will include having sex with another person. For a few, this sex will be a crime. The term ‘sex’ can encompass a variety of activities but, as a matter of law and for the purpose of this article, sex has its widest meaning and includes non-penetrative but overtly sexual acts, […]

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