Tag Archives: punishment

Mandatory sentencing – Throwing away the key is not the answer

In The Age today, it has been reported that the Victorian government is considering mandatory sentencing for young offenders of violent crime: The Baillieu government plans to introduce mandatory minimum jail terms for youths aged 16 and 17 convicted of violent offences, despite concern among the legal profession. Attorney-General Robert Clark has asked the Sentencing […]

Sexual harassment and the law

Personal recollections A long time ago, in the process of applying for Articles, I was sexually harassed by a male partner at a law firm. I think I was, anyway. I hadn’t received a place in the first round of offers, and I’d come to seek feedback on my interview technique. “What would you do […]