After the terror attacks which unfolded last week in Paris, as well as Mali and Lebanon, we look at counter-terrorism legislation closer to home. What constitutes terrorism from a legal standpoint? Are our laws sufficient to combat terrorism, prevent attacks and prosecute would-be offenders in Australia?
Anyone who’s been “car doored” while riding a bike knows the life-flashing-before-your-eyes feeling as you hurtle towards the bitumen. It’s rarely a deliberate occurrence; rather, negligence on the part of the driver or passenger. But is it an offence in Victoria, or simply bad luck?
And David explains the concept of drug decriminalisation, and what Victorians could potentially learn from an important social experiment in Portugal.