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What does the Anna Stubblefield case teach us about sentencing and sexual assault?

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ABC Radio National, 19.6.17  at 1:31 PM A former chair of philosophy at Rutgers University had sex with a man who can’t speak. The resulting court battle raised questions about when and why suffering matters in sentencing — and Anna Stubblefield went to jail. Stubblefield had slept with a man known only by the pseudonym DJ, who has cerebral palsy and to this day has never spoken...

An end to direct questioning by abusive partners in family law proceedings

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Women’s Legal Services Australia, 10th May 2017 Women’s Legal Services Australia (WLSA) welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that it will be introducing legislation to amend the Family Law Act 1975 to prohibit the direct cross-examination of victims of violence in family law proceedings. Being directly questioned in court by an abusive ex-partner is not only traumatising it also...

Out of sight: the untold story of Adelaide’s gay hate murders

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SBS, Oct 17th, 2016 For decades, gay bashers operated with impunity. Sometimes, they killed their victims. The police often didn’t care. Sometimes, they were said to be doing the bashing. A culture of indifference meant the bodies piled up as the world looked the other way. But little is known about gay hate crimes outside those now widely documented in NSW. This SBS...

HIV Criminal Cases: Media Guide

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AFAO, Updated 2016 In Australia, each state/territory has different criminal laws under which someone can be charged with reckless, negligent or deliberate transmission of HIV to another person (generally for sexual transmission), or for exposing another person to HIV. Criminal cases in Australia involving HIV transmission or exposure are rare. The quality of Australian media reports of criminal...

Mother, midwife and sheikh guilty in Australia’s first genital mutilation trial

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Sydney Morning Herald, November 12, 2015 – 1:53PM A retired nurse and the mother of two young girls have each been found guilty of carrying out female genital mutilation in Australia’s first prosecution of an FGM case. A sheikh, Shabbir Mohammedbhai Vaziri, was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact. All three were members of the Dawoodi Bohra Shia Muslim community Read more from...

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