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Cyber 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 Increased
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.

The 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 tactics.

Tough on Crime Means Doing More Time
“You do 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.

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