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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #2445 on: May 16, 2019, 12:00:43 pm »
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Not related to the study design, but having a debate with some scrub in my private study. Is assisting someone in a suicide, for example, giving them the rope to commit the suicide, illegal, and if so, what would it be punishable by?
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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #2446 on: May 20, 2019, 05:37:49 pm »
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Not related to the study design, but having a debate with some scrub in my private study. Is assisting someone in a suicide, for example, giving them the rope to commit the suicide, illegal, and if so, what would it be punishable by?

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That’s actually a really interesting question. Whilst suicide itself is no longer a crime in Australia (this can be found in section 6A of the Crimes Act 1958 for Victoria), assisting suicide is illegal, with the penalty varying according to the state. For example:

• Queensland’s Criminal Code states that a person may be sentenced to life imprisonment.
• In New South Wales, a person found guilty of aiding the suicide of another may receive up to 10 years imprisonment.
• In fact, the Criminal Code Act 1995 also makes it an offence to use a carriage service for suicide related material, with a penalty of 1,000 penalty units. ($210,000)

There have been a number of criminal convictions relating to euthanasia and assisted suicide. The only exception to this is the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 which legalises physician-assisted suicide in Victoria as of 19 June 2019.

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #2447 on: May 30, 2019, 08:15:03 pm »
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Please Help me!!
Doesn’t anyone know how the power to give directions as a kind of case management can help to achieve fairness, it’s in my sac Tomorrow!!!
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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #2448 on: July 05, 2019, 01:59:15 pm »
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Hello everyone! I'm new to atar notes :)
I'm currently working on some legal studies and i'm stuck on a question and wondering if anyone could help me!
It would be much appreciated if you could - the question is, how does the law balance rights and powers?

I've been reading through my coursework but still don't understand the question or how to answer it in a way to structure my response.

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #2449 on: July 24, 2019, 09:03:22 am »
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Please Help me!!
Doesn’t anyone know how the power to give directions as a kind of case management can help to achieve fairness, it’s in my sac Tomorrow!!!
Thankyou!

Sorry this is after your SAC but hopefully you might still find it useful! The case management powers (a judge's authority to both give directions and order mediation) can help achieve fairness by providing opportunities for parties to reach an out-of-court settlement (saving time, cost and stress of a full trial) through power to order mediation. Also, the power to give directions can help promote fairness in the civil justice system by giving deadlines/timelines to parties which ensures that there are no delays, and therefore there is a fair trial.

I hope this can help and I hope your SAC went well :)

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #2450 on: August 13, 2019, 04:29:45 pm »
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having a hard time answering this question.

It has been over twenty-five years since the High Court of Australia made its significant decision in The Mabo Case [Mabo v Queensland (No. 2) (1992) 175 CLR 1]. The decision was to grant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples land rights, by overturning the longstanding but false legal principle that Australia was an ‘empty land belonging to no one’ (terra nullius) before British colonisation. In making its ruling in this case, it is widely acknowledged that the justices of the High Court were activists in their approach to legally recognising the right of indigenous Australians to make claims over their traditional land.
Describe how the doctrine of precedent was followed in this case, and explain whether or not the High Court acted with judicial conservatism or activism.


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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #2452 on: September 17, 2019, 07:11:00 pm »
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For the hotpoint regarding the responsibilities of key personnel in a criminal trial, the corresponding skill is discuss. Does this mean discuss the strengths and weaknesses or how the role is hindered and achieved?

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Re: VCE Legal Studies Question Thread
« Reply #2453 on: October 06, 2019, 12:57:59 am »
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For the hotpoint regarding the responsibilities of key personnel in a criminal trial, the corresponding skill is discuss. Does this mean discuss the strengths and weaknesses or how the role is hindered and achieved?

'Discuss' is broad, so you should really feel free to consider both of those angles :) They may also push you in a particular direction, eg to discuss the extent to which a set of responsibilities help achieve fairness, or something like that.
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