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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Manbush » June 14, 2018, 6:50 pm

SA to make law mandatory reporting for child abuse, no more confession protection. :clap:

https://www.google.com.au/amp/amp.abc.n ... le/9868332
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Manbush » June 16, 2018, 11:04 am

TR a legal/business question for you, are there any legal repercussions if a business publicly states they will break the law, a contempt of court type of thing, conspiring or criminal intent?
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Sossman » June 16, 2018, 11:58 am

*queue some rant about how governments and law just need to get out of the way of business*

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*cue

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » June 16, 2018, 4:10 pm

Manbush wrote:
June 16, 2018, 11:04 am
TR a legal/business question for you, are there any legal repercussions if a business publicly states they will break the law, a contempt of court type of thing, conspiring or criminal intent?
Probably depends on the law and the government of the time.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by T_R » June 16, 2018, 4:30 pm

Much to general a question. In the most general possible sense though, expressing an intent to break a law wouldn't seem to be actionable in any case outside terrorism / violent crime.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by T_R » June 16, 2018, 4:30 pm

Sossman wrote:*queue some rant about how governments and law just need to get out of the way of business*

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Sossman » June 16, 2018, 4:37 pm

True.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Sossman » June 16, 2018, 4:43 pm

T_R wrote:
Sossman wrote:*queue some rant about how governments and law just need to get out of the way of business*

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Manbush » June 16, 2018, 8:02 pm

T_R wrote:
June 16, 2018, 4:30 pm
Much to general a question. In the most general possible sense though, expressing an intent to break a law wouldn't seem to be actionable in any case outside terrorism / violent crime.
Was in regards to mandatory reporting of child abuse.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by T_R » June 19, 2018, 9:48 am

Manbush wrote:
June 16, 2018, 8:02 pm
T_R wrote:
June 16, 2018, 4:30 pm
Much to general a question. In the most general possible sense though, expressing an intent to break a law wouldn't seem to be actionable in any case outside terrorism / violent crime.
Was in regards to mandatory reporting of child abuse.
How would that work? You've either witnessed it and are therefore breaking the law by not reporting, or you have not witnessed it and expect to do so??
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Post by gangrenous » June 19, 2018, 12:46 pm

T_R wrote:
Manbush wrote:
June 16, 2018, 8:02 pm
T_R wrote:
June 16, 2018, 4:30 pm
Much to general a question. In the most general possible sense though, expressing an intent to break a law wouldn't seem to be actionable in any case outside terrorism / violent crime.
Was in regards to mandatory reporting of child abuse.
How would that work? You've either witnessed it and are therefore breaking the law by not reporting, or you have not witnessed it and expect to do so??
See his earlier post. It was about whether institutions stating they would break the law was itself breaking the law.

So presumably he’s wondering whether there are any legal ramifications if the Catholic Church made public comments suggesting they were unwilling to comply with confessional laws.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by reptar » June 19, 2018, 1:05 pm

It's a conspiracy! Literally
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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by T_R » June 19, 2018, 2:25 pm

The institution isnt breaking the law, individual priests would be. But since we're talking about the confessional here and there are only two people present, it would pretty much take an admission to secure a conviction anyway.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Sossman » June 19, 2018, 2:33 pm

All the more reason to have churches treated as corporations under the Corporations Act?

Fines? Director (archbishop?) Accountabilty?

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by T_R » June 19, 2018, 5:48 pm

Sossman wrote:All the more reason to have churches treated as corporations under the Corporations Act?

Fines? Director (archbishop?) Accountabilty?

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Post by gangrenous » June 19, 2018, 5:54 pm

But that’s still not what Manbush is asking about (as I understand it).

I think he’s interested in public declarations by the church governance in defiance of the law. E.g. what would happen if the church issued a statement that they had advised their priests to act according to their conscience on confessional reporting?

Not that it would happen.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Sossman » June 19, 2018, 7:12 pm

T_R wrote:
Sossman wrote:All the more reason to have churches treated as corporations under the Corporations Act?

Fines? Director (archbishop?) Accountabilty?

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Right, ok.

So a corporation is not vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of their officers and agents unless they have express knowledge of the breach?



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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

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Sossman wrote:
T_R wrote:
Sossman wrote:All the more reason to have churches treated as corporations under the Corporations Act?

Fines? Director (archbishop?) Accountabilty?

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Right, ok.

So a corporation is not vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of their officers and agents unless they have express knowledge of the breach?



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Wouldn't it be similar to OH&S law where directors can be personally accountable if found that there were inadequate policies, procedures, governance and enforcement in place to ensure compliance?

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Post by Sossman » June 19, 2018, 7:19 pm

Back to Manbush's question. I'm a long way past crim law now and haven't touched it in ages. But from what I remember, offences that were "attempted xyz" or "intent to xyz" or "conspiracy to commit xyz" had to themselves be specific offenses in the criminal code?




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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

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Sossman wrote:
T_R wrote:
Sossman wrote:All the more reason to have churches treated as corporations under the Corporations Act?

Fines? Director (archbishop?) Accountabilty?

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Right, ok.

So a corporation is not vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of their officers and agents unless they have express knowledge of the breach?



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Would entirely depend on the situation

To clarify, I understand that the confessional specifically precludes the disclosure of information to the organisation.

Hence a reasonable person test.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Sossman » June 19, 2018, 7:23 pm

T_R wrote:
Sossman wrote:
T_R wrote:
Sossman wrote:All the more reason to have churches treated as corporations under the Corporations Act?

Fines? Director (archbishop?) Accountabilty?

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Right, ok.

So a corporation is not vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of their officers and agents unless they have express knowledge of the breach?



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Would entirely depend on the situation

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For sure.

If an employee was acting outside of company policy and their own authority having had adequate training... probably not.

If the company is definantly and publically stating it will not comply with a law... and directing its people to implement that stance... oooooofff errrrbody getting fisted.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

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Sossman wrote:
Sossman wrote:
T_R wrote:
Sossman wrote:All the more reason to have churches treated as corporations under the Corporations Act?

Fines? Director (archbishop?) Accountabilty?

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Right, ok.

So a corporation is not vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of their officers and agents unless they have express knowledge of the breach?



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Wouldn't it be similar to OH&S law where directors can be personally accountable if found that there were inadequate policies, procedures, governance and enforcement in place to ensure compliance?

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That legislation is unique to OHS, I believe. It provides for an absolute responsibilty to be held by Directors. It's actually quite alarming, though courts have applied a very loose definition.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

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T_R wrote:
Sossman wrote:
T_R wrote:
Sossman wrote:All the more reason to have churches treated as corporations under the Corporations Act?

Fines? Director (archbishop?) Accountabilty?

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Right, ok.

So a corporation is not vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of their officers and agents unless they have express knowledge of the breach?



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Would entirely depend on the situation

To clarify, I understand that the confessional specifically precludes the disclosure of information to the organisation.

Hence a reasonable person test.

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Ok good point.

How's this one. One priest confesses to another in the box that he's been offending.

The other priest, while not breaching the confidentiality, actively lobbies within the church to have the confessing priest moved from parish to parish.

Now. Senior church figures see this pattern of parish mobility, yet choose to keep quiet.

Was it a rogue element, or is that institutional?

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Post by T_R » June 19, 2018, 7:31 pm

Anyone worth a damn would argue that employees are moved within divisions of an institution all the time for a myriad of reasons, and that no assumptions could be made from that.

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Post by Sossman » June 19, 2018, 8:14 pm

T_R wrote:Anyone worth a damn would argue that employees are moved within divisions of an institution all the time for a myriad of reasons, and that no assumptions could be made from that.

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Yes the very terse thin lipped legal eagle the company brings in to defend them would run that line immediately.

Is that right though? Should laws around director and board accountability reward those that value plausible deniability over proper governance and assurance?

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Post by T_R » June 19, 2018, 8:20 pm

No, in this case it's obviously pretty **** far from right.

But that doesn't change the need to ultimately build a case beyond reasonable doubt.

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Post by Schifty » June 26, 2018, 9:12 am

Well Trump might visit Australia in November.

Fortunately I've already organised with TR to hide in a cabin on his ranch for the duration of the trip.

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Pretty sure if you threaten to break someones face or murder them, the threat, causing fear amounts to assault in nsw.

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Post by dubby » June 27, 2018, 10:08 am

If you engender a fear of being hit, that is assault.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » July 1, 2018, 7:11 pm

The Justice Kennedy retirement has kicked US politics up a notch. Going to be a very interesting next few months as the mid-terms get closer.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » July 28, 2018, 7:22 pm

No surprises in the by elections. Liberals look to have gone backwards everywhere they ran a candidate.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by -TW- » July 28, 2018, 8:15 pm

Wasn't this supposed to be history in the making?

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by Green eyed Mick » July 28, 2018, 10:46 pm

-TW- wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:15 pm
Wasn't this supposed to be history in the making?
Was it?

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Re: The Politics Thread 2018

Post by RedRaider » July 30, 2018, 7:41 am

Green eyed Mick wrote:
July 28, 2018, 7:22 pm
No surprises in the by elections. Liberals look to have gone backwards everywhere they ran a candidate.
I took from the Antony Green summary that in Tasmania the Liberal candidate increased his share of the vote but there was an independent who preferenced Labor which has got them over the line.

Qld proved the big shock though with the collapse of the LNP vote. 'Big Trev' turned out to be a 'Big Trough'. I don't follow it that closely but 'Big Trev' apparently lost a state seat at the last state election and has a smell about him claiming to have a military medal which he did not earn. He also does not live in the area he is seeking election for. Either the depth of talent is poor or the LNP have botched the preselection. Could be both.

In South Australia the 'Downer' factor was a downer. Although I believe she has now moved to the area and will stand again at the next general election. The sitting member is very popular in Mayo and just proved it with a big increase in her primary vote. Good luck to her.

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