The nature and complexity of crime has changed markedly in recent years. So, too, has the scope of criminal investigation powers possessed by police and investigators.
It may be thought that the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals were of the worst of criminality and the last word on the superior orders defence in criminal law, but things are not so clear cut.
In 2012, the NSW Parliament introduced radical, sweeping changes to the Workers Compensation Scheme. This article discusses the high profile case of Mr Goudappel, an injured worker caught by retrospective amendments which sought to remove his right to lump sum compensation.