New laws could aim at wrong targets

Monday, October 09, 2017 11:30am

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Among a raft of recent anti-terror measures announced by the State Government is a proposal that would make it a criminal offence to possess, produce or distribute “extremist material”. It targets material for which many people could be accessing without criminal intent. 

This article by Tony Rossi was published on the Law Society of South Australia website.

Posted by Tony Rossi at 11:30am

Legal implications for medicinal cannabis

Monday, September 25, 2017 4:00pm

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Since at least the 1960s there has been active debate in the community both here and overseas as to whether the use of cannabis should be legalised. More recently, the focus has been on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. 

This article by Tony Rossi was published on the Law Society of South Australia website.

Posted by Tony Rossi at 4:00pm

When can employers intrude into the private lives of employees?

Friday, September 15, 2017 1:30pm

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The case of two AFL executives who lost their jobs over private and intimate relations with coworkers has put a spotlight on the question of when, and where, an employer has the right to delve into the private lives of its employees. 

 

Posted by Tony Rossi at 1:30pm

Modern Technology and Bullying

Monday, September 11, 2017 3:10am

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The ability of smartphones to receive not only telephone calls but also SMS messages and emails, together with the ability to access social media like Facebook allows for a darker use of the device. 

This article by Tony Rossi was published on the Law Society of South Australia website.

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President's Message: Society working to ease regulatory burden

Friday, July 28, 2017 12:18pm

As we approach the halfway mark of this year I thought I would take this opportunity to update the Society’s members as to what we have been doing and what we are currently working on.

It is pleasing to note that the Legislative Council recently passed an amendment to the Major Indictable Offences Bill to remove the requirement for a defendant to provide a defence statement. The Government’s proposal would have effectively trounced the right to silence in circumstances where the prosecution could have then relied upon matters in the defence statement to alter its case and potentially lay fresh charges. The media has rightly acknowledged the substantial role of the Society in advocating for the amendment.

Posted by Tony Rossi at 12:18pm

President's Message: Pro Bono is not a substitute for legal aid

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 2:49pm

Law Society of SA President, Tony Rossi in the May 2017 edition of The Bulletin states: "It is an unfortunate reality that the terms “access to justice” and “pro-bono” are associated." Tony Rossi reports to members on how Adelaide played host to the National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference on 23-24 March, and in his opening address he discussed the relationship between pro-bono legal work and legal aid, arguing that pro-bono cannot be seen as a substitute for legal aid. 

Posted by Tony Rossi at 2:49pm

President's Message - Counting the cost of justice

Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:46pm

President of the Law Society of South Australia, Tony Rossi reports to members in the April 2017 edition of The Bulletin on how the Society identifies a continuing failure on the part of Government to adequately resource the courts and the justice system in South Australia.

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President's Message - Child safety laws must be strengthened

Friday, March 31, 2017 2:45pm

Tony Rossi, as President of the Law Society of South Australia reports to members in the March 2017 edition of The Bulletin how the Society must continue to speak loudly in support of the interest of the most vulnerable in our community as the Government’s draft Children and Young People (Safety) Bill 2016 was disappointing in its failure to adopt many of the recommendations set out in the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report of the Hon. Margaret Nyland.  

Posted by Tony Rossi at 2:45pm
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