Ruth Moraes is a Legal Editor with The Laws of Australia Encyclopaedia.
The following Subtitles were updated in March 2017 and are now available on Westlaw AU: Update 327 – March 2017 Criminal Law Principles 9.1 “The Criminal Laws” (Ch 9) Updated by Professor Mirko Bagaric, Professor of Law, Swinburne University Law School Updated Chapter 9 of this Subtitle examines the criminal law principle that an accused ...more
The following Subtitles were updated in February 2017 and are now available on Westlaw AU: Update 326 – February 2017 Criminal Law Principles 9.1 “The Criminal Laws” (Ch 8) Updated by Professor Mirko Bagaric, Professor of Law, Swinburne University Law School The updated chapter 8 of this Subtitle addresses two of the four requirements for ...more
It appears certain that Santa’s sleigh would fly under the definition of “aircraft” in Australian law, so it may be helpful to consider whether Santa Claus himself has been naughty or nice this year. Is he an obedient aviator or does he consistently break one or more international air safety rules? Many modern laws on ...more
The Commonwealth does not have the constitutional authority to enact legislation regarding work health and safety (formerly referred to as “occupational health and safety”). Therefore, attempts at harmonisation of such legislation have required the agreement of all Australian States. In 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) signed the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational ...more