Sexual assault too serious a crime for a campus verdict

Matthew Lesh - The Australian

A basic legal right is that if you are accused of something as serious as sexual assault, the case against you must be proved beyond reasonable doubt. Australia’s universities are stripping away this basic legal right by determining such cases at the much lower threshold of the “balance of probabilities”. In August, the University of […]

AFP bust alleged child-stealing ring in NSW, Queensland and WA

ABC News By Melissa Martin and Nick Dole Updated about 2 hours ago Photo: Police arrest a 63-year-old Grafton man over his alleged assistance in the child abduction syndicate. (Supplied: AFP) Two men will be extradited to Queensland to face allegations that they are part of a group organising parental child abductions. Key points: Police […]