The Impact of Social Media on the Safety of your Child
Parents love using social media platforms, like Facebook, to share images of their children with friends and other family members. There is a pretext that the platform is safe from prying eyes. However, not many people think about the dynamics of this site, and how it is used to...Read More
Can an emoji be considered a threat of violence?
Emojis – with approximately 9 million Australians using them, they’re almost impossible to avoid. In fact, as of 2016, the ‘tears of laughter smiling face’ emoji had been used 87,699 times in Australia, making it the country’s most popular emoji. Emojis have started to be used for more serious causes,...Read More
Revenge Porn Laws passed in WA Parliament
Revenge Porn Laws passed in WA Parliament On the 19th February, The Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2018 was passed making the non-consensual distribution of intimate images a form of image-based sexual abuse. According to the WA Attorney General Mr J.R. Quigley: “Despite the impression created by the term...Read More
How a podcast helped a cold murder case
The mystery disappearance of Lynette Dawson in January 1982 has been brought back into the public eye following the release of the Teacher’s Pet podcast. The podcast was created by journalist Hedley Thomas and published by the Australian newspaper earlier this year. The story Lynette went missing in January 1982,...Read More
What is a Family Violence Restraining Order?
The Western Australian Parliament has introduced a new type of restraining order in Western Australia, being a “Family Violence Restraining Order” (“FVRO”). The FVRO was introduced in Western Australia on 1 July 2017. A FVRO is governed under the Restraining Orders Act 1997 (WA) (“Act”) which also offers Violence Restraining...Read More