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Double jeopardy critics ignore the real meaning of justice

Double jeopardy critics ignore the real meaning of justice

Crikey readers discuss double jeopardy in Australia and the Trump presidency.

A short history of Australia’s unclear double jeopardy laws

A short history of Australia’s unclear double jeopardy laws

Australia's double jeopardy laws are under scrutiny, after the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal rejected an application to retry a man for the Bowraville murders. This isn't the first time they've been questioned.

Tasmania abolishes double jeopardy

Tasmania abolishes double jeopardy

Yesterday Tasmania’s Attorney-General Steve Kons announced he was following the lead of other states like Queensland and abolishing the double jeopardy rule. This is the rule that essentially says you can’t be tried for the same crime twice, writes Greg Barns.