University of Tasmania’s new law dean Tim McCormack fears for future of humanitarian law

University of Tasmania’s new law dean Tim McCormack fears for future of humanitarian law

Posted May 13, 2018 13:07:58 Photo: Professor McCormack says one of his first jobs will be to rebuild the law library after the floods. (Supplied: University of Tasmania) In 2002, Tasmanian-born Professor Tim McCormack took a phone call that changed the trajectory of his life. At the other end of …

Bandidos blast Tasmanian ‘anti-gang’ law bid, deny involvement in ice drug trade

Bandidos blast Tasmanian ‘anti-gang’ law bid, deny involvement in ice drug trade

Posted May 13, 2018 08:28:07 Photo: The Bandidos were named in the Tasmanian Government’s position paper on potential anti-gang reforms. (ABC News: Tim Morgan) The Bandidos say motorcycle clubs “will never be legislated out of existence” and they would happily work with the Tasmanian community to “address concerns” in a …

Lloyd Rayney unfit to practice law after ‘disgraceful’ recordings, false evidence: tribunal

Lloyd Rayney unfit to practice law after ‘disgraceful’ recordings, false evidence: tribunal

Posted May 11, 2018 20:39:33 Photo: Lloyd Rayney recorded about nine of his wife’s conversations on a dictaphone in 2007. (ABC News: James Carmody) Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney is facing the prospect of being permanently banned from practising law for “unlawfully” recording his murdered wife’s conversations without her consent and …

New law will force 3,000 big companies to show they are stamping out slavery | World news

The federal government will force 3,000 big companies to explain how they are stamping out modern slavery, a move welcomed by anti-slavery campaigners. But unions and Labor say the changes will be “inadequate and ineffective” without the creation of an independent anti-slavery commissioner or penalties for corporations that breach their …

Lie about your age to kids online and go to jail under proposed SA law

Lie about your age to kids online and go to jail under proposed SA law

Posted May 10, 2018 18:19:31 The South Australian Government will introduce laws to protect children from adult online predators who lie about their age. Key points: Carly Ryan was killed in 2007 Her murderer pretended to be a teenage boy Pretending to be younger online to meet a child would …

Anger in France, Britain over Trump’s gun law speech to the National Rifle Association – Donald Trump’s America

Anger in France, Britain over Trump’s gun law speech to the National Rifle Association – Donald Trump’s America

Posted May 06, 2018 16:09:35 Photo: Trump gave the controversial speech at the NRA annual convention in Dallas. (AP: Sue Ogrocki) US President Donald Trump has sparked anger in France and Britain by suggesting looser gun laws could have helped prevent the deadly Paris attacks in 2015, and linking a …

Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

Posted May 01, 2018 09:13:55 Photo: Those fleeing the conflict in Syria have been put at a distinct disadvantage by Law Number 10. (AP: Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets) It could be one the greatest land grabs this century: A real-estate law with profound implications for millions of Syrian refugees …

Space law ‘groaning with age’ as race to commercialise the cosmos takes off – RN

Space law ‘groaning with age’ as race to commercialise the cosmos takes off – RN

Updated May 01, 2018 08:48:11 In January, United States company Swarm Technology succeeded in launching their prototype satellites — each smaller than a loaf of bread — into orbit. With hundreds of satellites launched every year, Swarm’s success would have been otherwise unremarkable, except for one fact: they had been …

Livestock ships could be blocked under state law, says WA Premier

Livestock ships could be blocked under state law, says WA Premier

Posted April 22, 2018 14:57:51 Photo: The Awassi Express remains docked at Fremantle Port while its ventilation system is upgraded. (ABC News: Nicolas Perpitch) Related Story: ‘Short, sharp’ review into live sheep exports after shocking footage released Related Story: Live export ship refused permission to sail as footage reveals ‘shocking’ …

Facebook to move 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Facebook to move 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Updated April 20, 2018 07:15:57 Facebook is set to move more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of a new European privacy law, which would allow regulators to fine companies for data breaches. Key points: The new EU law allows for fines of up to 4 per cent of …