New laws in Queensland regarding image abuse

Sharing nudes? It’s now a crime here in Queensland to share – or threaten to share – an intimate image without that person’s consent. You could face up to th...

The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER An expert and eloquent account of much that has gone wrong with our [England Wales] criminal law procedures: this book is accurate, informative and sensibly points the way to pragmatic reforms Geoffrey Robertson QC

What rights do you have when under arrest?

How long can police hold you for questioning? What are the rules around searches, arrests, sniffer dogs and bail in Australia? This explainer offers a basic ...

Police Powers – Your Rights (Qld)

A guide to your rights when dealing with police. This information is current at August 2018. If you are ever in trouble with police, you should seek legal advice... Published by caxton legal centre inc.


Links to Pro Bono (Free) Legal Assistance in Australia

When you can't afford a lawyer these links to legal assistance organisations their publications can help.

After the arrest

How long can you be detained at the police station after arrest? If you have been arrested on suspicion of an offence, the police are allowed to detain you for a reasonable time to carry out investigations, for example, to interview you, if you agree to being interviewed. The Law Society of NSW

10 things you won’t believe are illegal

Australia is known as an easygoing place, but there is actually a whole bunch of acts you had no idea were against the law here.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

PIAC tackles difficult social problems that impact on the lives of many Australians. We conduct test cases and strategic litigation in the public interest and provide legal assistance, policy advice and training to create positive change to the lives of people who are disadvantaged and marginalised. Issues we address include: homelessness; access for people with disability to basic services; access to energy and water for low-income and vulnerable consumers; Indigenous disadvantage; discrimination against people with mental health conditions; the proper exercise of police power; the rights of people in detention; government accountability. Level 5, 175 Liverpool Street Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia P 61 2 8898 6500 F 61 2 8898 6555

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