Family Law: How does a Family Violence Restraining Order affect Family Court proceedings?
What is an FVRO? A Family Violence Restraining Order (“FVRO”) makes it unlawful for a person to do certain things, such as approach where the protected person lives, works or is educated, communicate with the protected person, go within a certain distance (eg. 50 meters) of the protected person or...Read More
The Claremont Serial Killer: a different kind of forensics
Recently, Bradley Edwards has plead guilty to five of the eight charges against him. He is also the man accused of murdering Sarah Spiers, Jane Rimmer and Ciara Glennon. These charges included sexual attacks on two young women – one in 1988 as the victim was sleeping in...Read More
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 generate...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