Trial allowing lawyers to appear via video link could boost regional court ‘efficiencies’ says SA Law Society – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Law Society of South Australia says increased use of video link technology could lead to improved efficiency and cost savings for regional clients. A trial began this week in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court in Adelaide, allowing lawyers to appear via video link. via Trial allowing lawyers to appear…

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Bernard Finnigan: Defence claims search terms do not prove intent to access child pornography – ABC News

The search terms typed into Google by South Australian state MP Bernard Finnigan do not prove he was trying to access child pornography, his lawyer says. via Bernard Finnigan: Defence claims search terms do not prove intent to access child pornography – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). The prosecution alleges…

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Aaron Jade Grenfell told by judge to expect jail sentence over Chinatown, Cavan assaults – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A teenager who assaulted four men in Chinatown in Adelaide’s CBD has been labelled a “nasty young thug” by a District Court judge. Aaron Jade Grenfell, 19, assaulted the men in March last year, leaving them with injuries including lacerations and facial fractures. via Aaron Jade Grenfell told by judge…

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WorkCover crackdown yields results

A crackdown on dishonest claims and fraud in the former WorkCover scheme has led to an unprecedented number of workers facing legal action, convictions and fines. Figures provided to Business Insight by ReturnToWorkSA – the renamed WorkCoverSA – reveal a substantial increase in compliance and enforcement activity over the past…

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