FriendlyJordies and John Barilaro: A Terrifying Legal Dispute

While NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet may laugh and dismiss the rapidly evolving situation between Youtuber FriendlyJordies and Deputy Premier John Barilaro, there is nothing to joke about. While this started through some comedic videos posted on YouTube, it has now proceeded to the courts and is much more significant than an individual defamation hearing. Furthermore,…

Let’s Get Legal: Lost in Translation

Hello and welcome back to Let’s Get Legal! Today’s article is written by Daniel and delves into the issue of language and the law! We hope you enjoy! Introduction The inability to understand the language of the region that you are in may seem like a far-fetched idea in contemporary times. It has been more…

Let’s Get Legal: Border Battles

Welcome back to article two of Let’s Get Legal. This is a series where myself, Simeon (creator and author of the Levine Lowdown) and Guest Author Daniel, review, prompt ideas, and demonstrate how certain court cases, statutes and everything in-between affect you and bear relevance to our society. Please let us know any thoughts you…

The Value of the Law

There are too many laws! Laws are too controlling on our lives! I wish we could just live how we want to… These thoughts and opinions on our legal system are incredibly common in our society. People want to live freely, and for many, the legal system plays no role in their life other than…

Free The Flag

The Australian Aboriginal Flag represents Aboriginal Australians and is one of the officially proclaimed flags of Australia. The flag was designed in 1971 by Aboriginal artist, Harold Thomas, who was a descendant of the Luritja people in Central Australia. Thomas holds the intellectual property rights to the flag’s design, and in 1997, the Federal Court…

George Pell Released

The High Court of Australia has quashed Cardinal George Pell’s convictions, unanimously allowing his appeal. This means that George Pell will be released from Barwon prison today, and no further legal action can be bought against him regarding these accusations. The High Court found that the jury ought to have entertained a doubt as to…

A New Chapter

I rarely use this blog to talk about personal topics, but every now and then something comes along, which I consider being worthwhile and meaningful. School is a long 13-year journey. It is your entire childhood and sets you up with the foundations to succeed in adult life. I was blessed to even have an…

The Grey Line: Religious Freedom

Should a religious person be able to say whatever they want? Should a religious person be able to refuse specific actions in the workforce? Do religious people deserve extra protection? These are the questions which will dominate political discussion in 2020. These are the questions which will aim to turn a clouded, grey line into…

The Last Chance for Cardinal Pell

Four days ago, Cardinal Pell’s appeal was dismissed 2-1 by Court of Appeal judges Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell and Mark Weinberg. In the Australian legal system, the last option of appeal is through the High Court of Australia. Today, it was announced that George Pell would take his case to the High Court. During his…

George Pell Appeal Dismissed

Cardinal George Pell’s appeal has been dismissed 2-1 by the Court of Appeal judges, Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell and Mark Weinberg. Pell, a high profile Catholic, appealed against convictions on five charges of sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s when he was the archbishop of Melbourne. He has already spent more than 170 days…