A case of what could have been

A case of what could have been

Legal history
Australia is known for a lot of things. But one thing that resonates throughout the world about Australia is it the wildlife and nature. All of that could have come crashing down if the Tasmanian government had its way. Tasmania wanted to build a hydroelectric dam across Gordon River. Governments build dams almost everywhere, but the big hurdle that awaited Tasmania was the fact that the Gordon River was a World Heritage site. What the Tasmanian Government didn’t expect was the Federal Government to take such interest in the case and oppose a project that usually has the backing of both the administrative and federal governments. But the Federal government argued that such a travesty could greatly alter the geo-political landscape of the country and will open up the opportunity…
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Intent before the fact

Intent before the fact

Legal history
One of the most high profile cases in Australian Legal history is the case of the State against five men who were accused of accumulating a ton of bomb-making material along with instructions and layouts which could have deteriorated Australia from within. The curious case that lasted for ten months and took the jury a month to reach a verdict actually had no evidence that directly linked the group to any of the aforementioned activities. The prosecution relied on countless exhibits and hours of surveillance footage along with intercepted phone recordings to put forth their case for the jury. The defence in all respect was solid because the case that was charged against them was on a possibility and not on directly approved guilt. The stage was set for one…
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