Tag Archives: manslaughter

Murder/manslaughter and self-defence in the ACT

By 21 June 2012

As some of you may be aware there was until recently a significant period in the ACT where those who had been charged with murder/manslaughter were not being convicted.The ACT Chief Justice Terrence Higgins was the trial judge in three such cases in recent years and all were acquitted on the basis of self-defence [...]

Tougher penalties for driving fatalities

By 16 November 2011

The Liberals have got their Laura Norder mojo on having secured support for new laws bringing in tougher penalties for culpable driving and manslaughter.
“I am pleased that the majority of the Assembly has indicated they will support these practical and necessary penalty increases which reflect community expectations,” ACT Shadow Attorney General Vicki Dunne said today.
“The [...]

Meet the Porritt family

By 9 August 2008

In the Canberra Times Victor Violante has a lengthy piece on the saga surrounding the late Nanette Porritt, and her son Glen.
Compulsory reading for those wanting to hold strong views on the subject.

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