Category - Criminal & Disciplinary

How can I get an intervention order in South Australia?

Firstly… what is an intervention order? Intervention orders help to protect a person and their family if they are a victim of abuse, and are tailored to the particular person and their situation. Intervention orders are designed to prevent someone that is harassing, threatening or abusing a person from having contact with...

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Police investigations or criminal offences: what are a teacher's reporting obligations in South Australia?

If you’re a registered teacher who is under police investigation, or if you have been charged with or convicted of a criminal offence, you may have an obligation to report. In South Australia, section 24(2) of the Teachers Registration and Standards Act 2004, states that every teacher’s registration must have attached...

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I am under police investigation, but have not yet been arrested and charged: do I need a lawyer?

Engaging a criminal lawyer may seem unnecessary if you have not yet been arrested and charged, or summonsed to appear at Court. However, if you do not understand your rights and obligations as a suspect or defendant, there is a real risk of creating trouble for yourself in the long run. Here are three important reasons to consider...

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Fatal cycle: the rising toll of rider deaths

Cyclist deaths have risen by nearly 50 per cent since the introduction of road laws aimed at increasing their safety. Morry Bailes questions what’s gone wrong. It is not just greater publicity that has contributed to the seeming rise in cycling deaths, it’s real. The statistics make for grim reading. South Australia...

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