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Corporal Punishment of Children (NSW)

Corporal Punishment of Children (NSW)

It was common practice in the past for parents and even teachers to physically discipline their kids. The appropriateness and acceptability of smacking children has come under scrutiny in recent years. Some contend that physical punishment is an essential component of childrearing, while others beli...
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School Attendance and the Law (NSW)

School Attendance and the Law (NSW)

Children in New South Wales are required to attend school from the age of six to seventeen, or until they have finished Year 10 (whichever comes first). Since 2010, this has been the situation. Before 2010, attendance at school was required only up until the age of fifteen. The premier of New South ...
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stealing or theft in Australia

Theft in Australia

The maximum penalties that can be applied for theft vary depending on the state or territory in Australia. Other names for theft are larceny and stealing. These offenses are typically resolved in magistrates courts, though under some situations, they might be brought before a higher court. The laws ...
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Legal aspects of Fortune Telling in Australia

Legal aspects of Fortune Telling in Australia

Overview While it might seem like harmless fun to visit a fortune teller, doing so is actually illegal in several areas of Australia. When fortune telling is done with the intention of misleading, it is considered a summary offense in some jurisdictions. The laws are written with the supposition tha...
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Robbery Offences (WA)

Robbery Offences (Western Australia WA)

Robbery is covered by a number of offences in the Western Australian Criminal Code. Because it combines elements of theft and violence, robbery is referred to as a composite offense. Robbery offenses are punishable by indictment, and they must be resolved in the District Court following a committal ...
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