Hostile activities – Part 2

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers I recently published a post that was critical of the…

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Victory has many fathers, defeat has none

It is great to see the progress and that a committee has
been formed to consider legislation on spent convictions.
It is long overdue and something Doogue + George applaud and have been advocating about for many years.

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Working With Children – How the 2016 legislative changes fly in the face of the presumption of innocence

In 2016, the Working with Children Amendment Act 2016 amended Section 14 of the Working with Children Act 2005. Following…

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Are you at risk of losing your security licence because you have been charged by police with a criminal offence?

Written by Tyson Manicolo, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers If you are employed in the security industry and have…

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The VLRC review of contested committals

Written by Sophie Parsons, In-House Counsel, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers The criminal justice system is in the midst of…

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Suspension of reporting obligations under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 – What are the benefits?

Let’s make something clear at the outset… not all people on the Sex Offender Register are the same. As per…

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Human trafficking victims who commit crimes – How defence lawyers can best represent them

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. On Friday, 8 February, Felicity Gerry QC gave a talk…

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Rebecca – A victim of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act

Written by Isabelle Skaburskis, Lawyer, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. A recent report of the Victorian Ombudsman details the inhumane treatment of…

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Dodgy criminal justice policies – No body no parole

Dodgy Criminal Justice Policies Volume 1- No Body No Parole
In this episode of Doogue + George Presents Dodgy Criminal Justice Policies, we look at the flawed, illogical and ill-conceived no body, no parole legislation that the Victorian government proposes to introduce.

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CCOs under attack and more nonsense about criminals walking free

Written by Bill Doogue. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. In “news” over the last 24 hours, the Herald Sun posted…

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