The controversial offence of defensive homicide was introduced in Victoria in 2005, and abolished in 2014.
Abolishing defensive homicide in Victoria was a mistake has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
Michelle Carter after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
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When do words at an end-of-life decision constitute a crime? A law professor explains why lawmakers should act to clear up the gray area that remains.
Health staff, child protection workers and forensic specialists should already be collaborating to share information.
Responses to high-risk pregnancy and high-risk infants across Australia are haphazard, and legislation alone will not correct the problem.
Kieran Loveridge’s sentence for the manslaughter of Thomas Kelly was well below the maximum of 25 years. So why introduce a special ‘one-punch law’?
Last July, Sydney teenager Thomas Kelly was king-hit and killed by Kieran Loveridge in a senseless act of alcohol-fuelled violence. When Loveridge pleaded guilty to manslaughter in September, expectations…