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            Walking On Water: A Life In The Law
              

            Walking On Water: A Life In The Law (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Porter, Chester

            Reflections and rumblings on human nature and the law from one of Australia's longest serving criminal defence barristers, once nicknamed 'The Smiling Funnelweb', Chester Porter QC. Chester Porter's life in the law began in 1948, when at the age of 21 he was the youngest lawyer t...o be admitted to the Bar. He took silk in 1974 and quickly became known as Sydney's best defence lawyer, shunning the courtroom theatricals favoured by many of his rivals.'Young Chester' was the man others would go to if they were in strife. Chester's most famous cases included successfully defending the 'once only's' such as Detective Sgt Roger Rogerson on bribery charges, and Judge John Foord who was accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice. He was counsel assisting the Northern Territory Commissions of Inquiry into the convictions of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain. After clocking up scores of legendary victories, some of Macquarie Street's more larrikin lawyers produced a limited edition t- shirt with 'Chester Porter Walks on Water'- a slogan that sums up an illustrious career that spanned more than 50 years. This is not merely a reflection of human nature at its worst but also an overview of how the law has changed and developed over the years. From the McDermott Royal Commission to the reform of forensic evidence and the future of the law in Australia, this is the long-awaited memoir from one of Australia's most respected QC's.
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            ISBN 9781742743646
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            Published AU 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Penguin
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            ISS 15 Family Law and Australian Muslim Women
              

            ISS 15 Family Law and Australian Muslim Women (EPUB ebook – Main)

            Edited by McCue, Helen; Saeed, Abdullah

            This book is a collection of essays that aims to identify the multitude of ways in which Australian Muslim women negotiate both Australian Family Law and Islamic Family Law in the key areas of marriage, divorce, child custody, property settlement and inheritance.

            ISBN 9780522862362
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            Published AU 1 Jun 2013
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Islamic Studies Series
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            Death of Labour Law?
             

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            By Vranken, Martin

            Questions the relevance of labour law in Australia and other Western industrialised societies in the twenty-first century. This title retraces the birth and subsequent growth of labour law and argues that it is essentially a mechanism for employee protection, not labour market re...gulation.
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            ISBN 9780522859935
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            Published AU 15 Dec 2009
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            Contesting Native Title
              

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            By Ritter, David

            A comprehensive account of the native title system in Australia, and a balanced assessment of the extent to which it has fulfilled the hopes of Aboriginal communities for land rights.

            ISBN 9781741769074
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            Published AU 1 Nov 2009
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Born In Hope: The early years of the Family Court of Australia
             

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            By Swain, Shurlee

            The Family Law Act of 1975 and the establishment of the Family Court of Australia the following year aimed to revolutionise the settlement of marital disputes in this country. Gone was the notion of divorce as a spectator sport, salacious media reports of unfaithful spouses and p...rivate investigators enlisted to stalk suspicious partners. But the court quickly became the focus of hostility, and many saw it as a failed experiment. Drawing on interviews with judges, lawyers and counsellors, this book challenges that notion of failure. It captures the complexity of the early years as the Family Court grappled with increasing media criticism and acts of violence never before seen in the Australian legal system. This intriguing oral history provides a deeper understanding of the legal institution which arguably impacts on a larger proportion of Australians than any other.
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            ISBN 9781742241319
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            Published AU 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher UNSW Press
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            Rights and Redemption
             

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            By Curthoys, Ann; Genovese, Ann; Reilly, Alexander

            Examines the role of history in key Indigenous rights cases which occurred during the era of the Howard government, when Indigenous rights and the place of Aboriginal people in the national story were repudiated in a variety of government laws and policies.

            ISBN 9781742240411
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            Published AU 1 Apr 2008
            Publisher UNSW Press
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            Child Abuse and Family Law
              

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            By Brown, Thea; Alexander, Renata

            A comprehensive guide to working with cases of child abuse and domestic violence for legal practitioners, social workers, court staff, counsellors and other professionals.

            ISBN 9781741762112
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            Published AU 1 Feb 2007
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Is That a Fact?
             

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            By Barron, John

            Get all the facts ... if you can handle the truth. Does Australia take the highest number of refugees per capita in the world? Are vegetarians slimmer than meat eaters? Is Clive Palmer really a billionaire ... Every day the ABC Fact Check unit listens to scores of claims being ma...de in the news and asks, 'can that be true?'. they check the facts, talk to the experts and bring you the right answer. In this compact new book the Fact Check team, headed by ABC journalist and broadcaster John Barron, pull together the facts on over one hundred burning questions. Whether shark culls really work, is Australia's debt out of control, or whether any political party really has created a million new jobs. They also tackle the fact check zombies; the disproven claims which simply will not die, and they target the public figures who play fast and loose with the truth. Fun, informative and most importantly, trustworthy. this is a book for everyone who's ever wondered if the facts are out there...
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            ISBN 9781460704646
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            Published AU 24 Nov 2014
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Domestic and Family Violence
              

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            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Domestic violence refers to acts of violence that occur between people in an intimate relationship in domestic settings; family violence is a broader term referring to violence between family members as well as violence between intimate partners. These violent acts include physic...al, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. This book reveals the prevalence and causes of domestic and family violence, and explains ways of dealing with domestic abuse. Domestic violence is more than a crime, it is an abuse of power by someone in a position of trust. Are you safe in your own home? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
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            ISBN 9781922084316
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            Published AU 20 Jan 2014
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
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            Series Issues in Society
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            Youth Crime
              

            Youth Crime (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Young people aged between 15 and 19 years commit three times more offences than any other members of the Australian population. Certain types of offences are committed disproportionately by young people; juveniles are more likely than adults to come to the attention of police, fo...r a variety of reasons. Compared to adults, young people are also more at risk of a range of problems conducive to offending, including mental health problems, alcohol and other drug use, and peer pressure due to their immaturity and reliance on peer networks. What makes juvenile offenders different from adult offenders? When should children be responsible for their crimes? What kinds of diversionary measures are available to keep young offenders from detention and reduce the likelihood of re-offending into adulthood? This book presents the latest statistics on young offenders. It also provides an overview of the juvenile justice system in Australia, including current trends in the detention and diversion of young offenders.
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            ISBN 9781922084262
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            Published AU 29 Jul 2013
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
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            Series Issues in Society
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