Category - Criminal & Disciplinary

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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Why WA Public Servants should insist on the execution of search warrants rather than giving occupier's consent

When police execute search warrants, it is common practice for occupier's consent to be sought in lieu of executing the warrant. The practice of seeking and obtaining occupier's consent is permitted and indeed endorsed by section 30 of the Criminal Investigation Act 2006 (CIA). If an occupier does provide their consent, then...

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Podcast: Drink-driving in SA - the law, the penalties and your rights

The consequences of being caught driving under the influence can be serious, threatening your reputation, relationships and ability to earn. In this episode of the Law & Life, TGB partner Mal Byrne and associate Luke Officer discuss the process, consequences and your rights and protections if you are caught driving under...

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InDaily: Hard targets needed to end the disgrace of indigenous incarceration

The incarceration rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples represent a national crisis, but what can government do to start fixing the problem? asks TGB managing partner Morry Bailes in his latest column for InDaily – SA’s largest source of independent news. Read the full column here.

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InDaily: Schoolies and the law - what you need to know

Getting caught on the wrong side of the law can be a very different, harsher experience as an adult compared to a minor. This is why young people and their parents need a basic understanding of the law – particularly around alcohol – to give Schoolies the best chance of partying safely and legally, writes TGB managing...

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InDaily: The political challenge of unracking, unpacking and unstacking

After feeding the South Australian public for years on a strict rhetorical diet of being “tough on crime”, it’s no wonder the State Government is struggling to sell home detention as a palatable sentencing option, writes TGB managing partner Morry Bailes for InDaily. Read the full article here. Morry Bailes...

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