Crime watch

Possibly after quaffing too much of Jack Pomeroy’s Chateau Fleet Street, Patrick Jones (Letters, August 13), misses the point of recent criticism of the ACT’s Crimes (Controlled Operations) legislation.Possibly after quaffing too much of Jack Pomeroy’s C…

Why copy states?

Your editorial ("Issues of justice in Porritt case", August 9, pg6) quotes shadow attorney-general Bill Stefaniak in criticising the sentence given to Glen Porritt, saying that sentencing in the ACT "needs to be in line with what happens i…

Where are our laws headed?

The future directions for laws and legal matters in Australia is determined in three meetings a year of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG), which also includes New Zealand.
The July 2008 meeting covered a range of important matters, incl…

Proposed new sexual assault law takes away a 400-year-old right to defend yourself in person in court, introduces secret trials, and is farcical in relation to some ill-thought-through provisions. It needs major review, partly because many problems it ai…