New Police Investigative Powers + A New Bill On Harm to Foetus During Criminal Offence + Habeas Corpus and Proved Refugees
Manage episode 277905423 series 2571682
In this episode the wigs are back into some complex black letter law. First up is an examination of the details of a new bill currently before the NSW state parliament which is proposed to give police sweeping new investigative powers in respect of people with drug supply convictions. A legitimate response to a social problem or another incursion into fundamental human rights? Next up is a discussion of another proposed law that will guide criminal courts as to how to take into account harm to the foetus occasioned during criminal offending. Reasonable recognition of harm or a stalking horse for the right to life lobby? Lastly the wigs discuss a recent federal court decision that examines the complex question of whether the commonwealth can detain proved refugees who have been refused visas on character grounds.
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