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A Guide for Sexual Assault Victims in Australia

This eBook provides an overview of the offence of sexual assault in Australia. It is intended to help sexual assault victims gain a basic understanding of the crime and how the police and courts respond to sexual assaults. This book contains general information. It is not a comprehensive guide to the law.... Read More

Assault offences

People usually enter into committed relationships with the hope or expectation that they will last a lifetime. They often express their commitment through marriage. Australian law defines marriage as "the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life." The sad reality is that many marriages do not endure. When a marriage fails and parties separate, they can terminate their marital relationship by getting a divorce.... Read More

Bail

When you divorce your spouse, you are not divorcing your children. You are still a parent with all the obligations and responsibilities of parenthood. Unless you have been abusive to your children, the legal system recognizes that you are still entitled to maintain a healthy relationship with your children. In fact, the principle that children benefit from having both parents involved in their lives is embedded in Australia's Family Law Act.... Read More

Dealing with the police

When you reach an agreement with your former spouse concerning parenting or financial issues, you are not required to notify the court. As long as both of you abide by the terms of the agreement, there may never be a need for court involvement. There are, however, advantages to formalizing your agreement by turning it into a court order. You can easily do that by apply to the court for a consent order.... Read More

Drink Driving

When you divorce your spouse, you are not divorcing your children. You are still a parent with all the obligations and responsibilities of parenthood. Unless you have been abusive to your children, the legal system recognizes that you are still entitled to maintain a healthy relationship with your children. In fact, the principle that children benefit from having both parents involved in their lives is embedded in Australia's Family Law Act.... Read More

Drug Crimes

When you divorce your spouse, you are not divorcing your children. You are still a parent with all the obligations and responsibilities of parenthood. Unless you have been abusive to your children, the legal system recognizes that you are still entitled to maintain a healthy relationship with your children. In fact, the principle that children benefit from having both parents involved in their lives is embedded in Australia's Family Law Act.... Read More

How to represent yourself drink driving

When you divorce your spouse, you are not divorcing your children. You are still a parent with all the obligations and responsibilities of parenthood. Unless you have been abusive to your children, the legal system recognizes that you are still entitled to maintain a healthy relationship with your children. In fact, the principle that children benefit from having both parents involved in their lives is embedded in Australia's Family Law Act.... Read More

Possession of Marijuana in Australia

Each state and territory takes its own approach to the offence of personal use cannabis possession It is an offence to possess cannabis (marijuana) in Australia for your personal use. The severity of that offence depends upon where you commit the crime and the law under which you are charged. This article will give you an overview of Australian laws governing the possession of marijuana for personal use. The possession of more than a personal use quantity is usually treated as a trafficking o... Read More

Speeding

When you divorce your spouse, you are not divorcing your children. You are still a parent with all the obligations and responsibilities of parenthood. Unless you have been abusive to your children, the legal system recognizes that you are still entitled to maintain a healthy relationship with your children. In fact, the principle that children benefit from having both parents involved in their lives is embedded in Australia's Family Law Act.... Read More