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More law and order on the run

Journal Article


Abstract


  • After the July 2012 death of Thomas Kelly from

    a one-punch assault in Kings Cross, the NSW

    government engaged in a nuanced and multi-faceted

    response to alcohol-fuelled violence in Sydney’s

    major entertainment precinct. Unfortunately, the

    government’s latest response — the Crimes and Other

    Legislation Amendment (Assault and Intoxication) Act

    2014 (NSW) (‘the Act’) — is deserving of no such

    praise. Not only is the argument that a discrete ‘one

    punch’ law is necessary in NSW without foundation,

    but the legislation has been drafted in a legally

    complex and confusing way that is likely to result in

    operational difficulty.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Quilter, J. (2014). More law and order on the run. Alternative Law Journal , 39 (1), 50-51.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1212

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 50

End Page


  • 51

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • After the July 2012 death of Thomas Kelly from

    a one-punch assault in Kings Cross, the NSW

    government engaged in a nuanced and multi-faceted

    response to alcohol-fuelled violence in Sydney’s

    major entertainment precinct. Unfortunately, the

    government’s latest response — the Crimes and Other

    Legislation Amendment (Assault and Intoxication) Act

    2014 (NSW) (‘the Act’) — is deserving of no such

    praise. Not only is the argument that a discrete ‘one

    punch’ law is necessary in NSW without foundation,

    but the legislation has been drafted in a legally

    complex and confusing way that is likely to result in

    operational difficulty.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Quilter, J. (2014). More law and order on the run. Alternative Law Journal , 39 (1), 50-51.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1212

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 50

End Page


  • 51

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia