DPP v KABA

The DPP v Kaba appeal in the Supreme Court overturns magistrate Duncan Reynolds’ 2013 ruling that police do not have an “unfettered” right to randomly stop and check vehicles. Judge Bell, in the Victorian Supreme Court quashed the decision of Magistrate Reynolds ruling that he committed an error of law when he decided in June last year, Read More …

Conflict of interest in local government

The below reviews found evidence of widespread problems of governance on the local level, in particular a failure to separate the functions of the councillors adequately from those of the council administration. Many councils had practices that, at best, lead to a lack of transparency and, at worst, allow opportunities for corrupt conduct. Specific recommendations Read More …