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How can the court assess the damage to my reputation when I’ve been defamed on social media?

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Since the advent of the digital world, defamatory material can be republished, reposted and retweeted within seconds and to millions. As a result, it can be almost impossible to track the scandal created and determine just how far the ‘poison’ travels. When a reputation is injured, the amount of damages to compensate the plaintiff (the person whose reputation has been damaged) are often incapable of precise calculation. And so enters, the ‘grapevine effect.   Read More  

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What powers of arrest do the police have?

Monday May 28, 2018

The importance of professional policing in our society cannot be underestimated. Police are there in times of personal or community emergencies. They help us travel safely on our roads, and allow us to thrive in a safe community, free from crime and disorder and filled with freedom, security and justice. The Australian public have, over the years, come to rely on the police force to provide our community with each of these fundamental values.   Read More