There’s been a lot of discussion over the years about drivers using mobile phones and other electronic devices while driving – but can drivers use headphones to listen to music while driving?
Today is White Ribbon Day. What is white ribbon? White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women. The campaign works through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising and education, and programs with youth, schools, workplaces and across the broader community.
Chris and Phil talked about the Slipper sentence that was announced in the last few days. They reviewed the David Eastman case and the recent news regarding lifting of the bail conditions. Chris asked Phil to comment on the Fluffy case; the homeowners now taking the ACT government to court for $2.46 million.
Markus asked Noor for her opinion on why there are not mandatory sentences for judges, following a recent case of a repeat child sex offender who was given an additional three years. Caller Tony had a question for Noor regarding a 2009 incident he had with a bouncer at a local bar.
Noor began by reviewing a case of a father and son just found not guilty who had been brought up on assault charges but claimed it was a citizen’s arrest. Markus and Noor talked about a recent case where an indigenous employee filed charges of discrimination due to remarks made by coworkers on the job.
Markus asked Jen if she had any update on the big bangs. Jen reviewed a case regarding an employee who was denied compo for claiming he had a nervous breakdown after being let go, and one in which an ex-public servant was told that no more physio would be paid after paying for physio for a back injury since 2009. A Kaleen man lost his suit for $19,000 in damages and an apology printed in the Canberra Times for the utility company trimming his trees without his permission and Markus and Jen reviewed the details of the judgment. Jen talked about the importance of any member of a body corporate attending the meetings and making sure that proper minutes are being kept. Markus asked Jen to explain a Phoenix company and Jen described what that was and why the tax office has decided to crack down on these companies. […]
Markus and Noor talked about the importance of being careful what people post on Facebook, and when dealing with the press. They discussed a recent case regarding the passenger’s responsibility when they get in a car being driven by a drunk driver. Noor reviewed the David Eastman case and the possibility of a retrial or a request for a stay. Markus asked Noor to comment about the police advising the public not to post information about crimes to social media. […]
Another Canberra cyclist is facing potential legal action after allegedly running into a 7-year-old girl and breaking her leg. The case follows a $1.7 million damages order against David Blick, who injured his friend Michael Anthony Franklin while the pair were riding together on the Capital Circle off-ramp to Canberra Avenue during evening peak hour in 2009. […]
A cyclist has been ordered to pay his friend nearly $1.7 million in damages after the man was knocked off his bike and hit by a car when the pair collided on their way home from work. Court documents said David Blick was riding slightly ahead of Michael Anthony Franklin on the off-ramp from Capital Circle onto Canberra Avenue during the evening peak hour on June 17, 2009. Mr Blick hit a large wooden tree stake that was lying in the bike lane and veered into his friend, causing him to fall off his bike and into the path of an oncoming car. […]