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A precedent is a judgment that is an authority for later cases with similar facts; a case that is an authority for the legal principle contained in its decision.


Communication skills

Justice Rachel Pepper, 'A basic guide to good written and oral advocacy' (Speech delivered at Australian National University, College of Law, Masters of Criminal Practice, 19 March 2015). 

Justice Peter Applegarth, 'Modern Advocacy: Issue framing in oral and written submissions' (Speech given at ALS Modern Advocacy Lecture Series, 30 August 2017). 

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.Acknowledgement of Country

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