Criminal Law

Associate Professor Kate Seear explores the ethics of law around drug use in her new book, “Law, Drugs and the making of addiction. Just Habits.”
At the book’s launch, Seear talked about her research for the book, and her surprise at a common theme.

Learn more about Victorian road law, where no fair distinction is made between impairment and having detectable traces of a drug in ones system and why this unclear system harms road safety.

The Victorian Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Bill 2015 has not yet passed the Victorian Upper House. Parliament has completed sitting for the year and will return on February 9th 2016. The Bill has been drafted as part of Victoria’s Ice Action Plan which in turn was created off the back of a largely exaggerated […]

Yesterday, we told you that the Victorian Government would like to ban (certain) books. Today I’ll tell you a little bit more about the nonsense justification that is being used to drive the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Bill 2015. If moral entrepreneurs and interest groups manage to whip up enough fear and anxiety, they […]

On Wednesday night, August 7th 2013, the Queensland parliament under Campbell Newman’s Liberal-National Party passed a selection of amendments to Acts with this rhetorical ideal used for justification, “This is just another step this government is taking to ensure Queensland is the safest state in Australia to raise a child.” The amendments focus mostly on […]

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