Kudos to Bill Loukas - Barrister at St. James Martin Chambers, Sydney for providing helpful legal advice on the back of his business card. Starting with...
How long can you be detained at the police station after arrest? If you have been arrested on suspicion of an offence, the police are allowed to detain you for a reasonable time to carry out investigations, for example, to interview you, if you agree to being interviewed. The Law Society of NSW
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER An expert and eloquent account of much that has gone wrong with our [England Wales] criminal law procedures: this book is accurate, informative and sensibly points the way to pragmatic reforms Geoffrey Robertson QC
A guide to your rights when dealing with police. This information is current at August 2018. If you are ever in trouble with police, you should seek legal advice... Published by caxton legal centre inc.
PIAC tackles difficult social problems that impact on the lives of many Australians. We conduct test cases and strategic litigation in the public interest and provide legal assistance, policy advice and training to create positive change to the lives of people who are disadvantaged and marginalised. Issues we address include: homelessness; access for people with disability to basic services; access to energy and water for low-income and vulnerable consumers; Indigenous disadvantage; discrimination against people with mental health conditions; the proper exercise of police power; the rights of people in detention; government accountability. Level 5, 175 Liverpool Street Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia P 61 2 8898 6500 F 61 2 8898 6555
When you can't afford a lawyer these links to legal assistance organisations their publications can help.
Chester Porter, QC, speaks of the early years establishing his law practice in Sydney; the major cases he was involved with during his years at the Bar such as - the Voyager Royal Commission, the Lindy Chamberlain case appearing as Council assisting the Royal Commission; his first famous case in the early years being the Royal Commission into the murder conviction of Frederick McDermott in 1951...