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Crime – superhighway robbery!
Computer technology has changed the way we live our
lives. Computer systems drive business and personal communication. Unfortunately they
also provide new opportunities for criminals.
Employers Take Care: OHS Penalties
For over twenty years now,
modern occupational, health and safety (OHS) laws have played an important
role in the workplace. Recently, however, Victoria has proposed
controversial new changes to the legislation.
Corporate Policeman: ASIC’s powers of investigation and prosecution
Australia’s negligent company
directors might be quaking at the prospect of the corporate watchdog
“knocking on doors in the middle of the night.” Or maybe not. In a speech
to the Law Institute of Victoria in 2003, ASIC’s Professor Berna Collier
was quick to dispel any notion that her organisation employed such
on Crime Means Doing More Time
the crime, you do the time.” It’s a phrase often trotted out by
politicians trying to boost their tough on crime credentials. But partly
due to such law and order auctions, “the time” has been getting longer.