Melbourne teacher wrongly imprisoned for child abuse demands investigation
Melbourne teacher Annette Toohey says Victoria Police must launch an immediate investigation into the circumstances that led to her sister Josephine Greensill being wrongly jailed for nearly two-and-a-half years.
Lawyer of accused says he should not be held in maximum security over alleged Anzac Day plot
Activists promise to be good after Parliament protest
Steve Butcher, The Age, 16 October 2014
Ms Smith told Deputy Chief Magistrate Lance Martin that the legislation provided "dramatically expanded, draconian and unprecedented police powers.
October 2014 88 (10) LIJ, p.85
I appeared in that bail application as solicitor advocate and it is fair to say that he was released contrary to all expectations, with 9/11 still raw in the minds of the Australian community. Robert Stary writes.
The politics of "home-grown terror" in Australia
Diana Beaumont, 3CR, 24 September 2014
Defence lawyer, Rob Stary discusses the political context of latest anti-terror raids, past cases based on entrapment and dubious evidence, and the danger of new legislative norms creeping into the realm of industrial relations and protest policing.
Australia launches anti-terrorism offensive
Miran Hosny, Aljazeera News America, 26 August 2014
You have a great risk of people who travel to any of those locations then being charged with an offence, and then having to establish their innocence, quite probably whilst they are in custody. If they're exonerated, they get no recompense, and that will result in enormous injustice, Robert Stary said.
Napthine government to introduce sexting laws
Henrietta Cook, The Age, 21 August 2014
Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria's criminal law section Sam Norton said: “Young people were placed on the sex offenders register and had their career ruined. These changes are to be applauded.
Death driver sentenced to six years
Steve Butcher, The Age, 19 August 2014
Defence lawyer Sam Norton had said that his client's relationship with a woman had ended on Christmas Eve and in a letter to the court Davis apologised to the Hussain family.
Conviction threatens international career of champion bocce player Ivan Pepe
'Mr Big' police sting tactic faces legal threat
Steve Lillebuen, The Age, 19 May 2014
Melbourne lawyer Rob Stary agreed, saying Mr Big stings have been criticised for years. The police tactic created by Canadian police in the 1990s was adopted in Victoria to solve at least four unsolved murders.
Herald Sun silenced in late-night court case from telling you more about Lawyer X
Staff writer, Herald Sun, 2 April 2014
Lawyer, Rob Stary, an accredited criminal law specialist, said a royal commission or independent commission would be the only way to restore confidence in the justice system
Plea bargains: Putting in a good word to the judge
ABC Radio National, Law Report, 4 March 2014
Criminal lawyer Sam Norton speaks on a recent decision of the High Court now makes it crystal clear that prosecutors can never suggest a specific prison term.
'This sets a bad precedent': Stary
3AW News, 18 February 2014
Criminal lawyer Rob Stary says the Premier's bid to change the law - to keep Julian Knight in jail until he dies - would be a bad law and sets a bad precedent.
Free, remand ruled out
Steve Butcher, The Age, October 26 2013
Katarina Ljubicic of Robert Stary Lawyers Magistrate Marc Sargent the only way to reduce that risk was to bail him so he could make his own arrangements to appear.
Legal Aid Matters Petition
Nauru drops charges against asylum seekers
LIV Criminal Law Chair to help Asylum Seekers in Nauru
Public Releases Manager, LIV, 30 July 2013
Mr Norton, a highly experienced criminal lawyer from Robert Stary Lawyers, will offer his services to the asylum seekers on a pro bono basis. He will fly to Nauru next month in time for a trial commencing on 22 August.
Kokoda kids: blisters and everlasting bonds
John Silvester, The Age July 20 2013
Amanda Burnnard of Robert Stary Lawyers participated in the 2013 Kokoda Kids trek with members of Victoria Police and disadvantaged teens in the Flemington area.
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Revealed: the full McDonald’s Tecoma writs and affidavits
Andrew Crook, Crikey, July 17 2013
Robert Stary Lawyers is assisting a group of community protesters are being sued by global food giant McDonald’s for protesting at the Tecoma site where the company want to build a store.
Victoria's parole system toughened further
ABC Radio, PM, Samantha Donovan, 25 June 2013
Criminal lawyer, Robert Stary is interviewed as the Victorian Government is now seeking to make breaching parole or committing offences while on parole an offence.
Topical issues facing the legal profession
Collingwood star football player's drug and alcohol addictions, and a punk lawyer
The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine, John Standish, 20 June 2013
Jon Faine's co-host is broadcaster Jacinta Parsons. They are joined by Katarina Ljubicic of Robert Stary Lawyers and is the guitarist for The Spazzys, and will be playing for the Rockdogs in the Community Cup.
Criminal Law Drop In
A Star of the System
May 2013 87 (5) LIJ, p.24
Sandra Wendlandt, Lawyer at Robert Stary Lawyers receives 2012 Law Institute of Victoria Rising Star Award for her work with 15 year old accused of being ringleader of people smuggling racket.
Victorian Legal Aid backflip on cuts to defence solicitor funding
Clark has 'confidence' in Legal Aid
Jane Lee, The Age May 04, 2013
State Attorney-General Robert Clark ''has full confidence'' that Victoria Legal Aid can represent its clients adequately, a day after the state's highest court refused to let an attempted murder trial start if it did not pay for more legal help for the accused man.
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Sewing for self-sufficiency in Tanzania
Diversity's New Agenda
Carolyn Ford, Law Institute Journal, April 2013
Brendan Annear, Lawyer at Robert Stary Lawyers is interviewed about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, intersex diversity in law firms.
Cutbacks spark calls for Vic Legal Aid review
Victoria announces 'toughest parole' laws
Radio National - ABC Law Report - 12 February, 2013
Sam Norton is interviwed as The Victorian government has announced it will introduce the nation’s 'toughest' laws to deal with people who commit crimes while on parole.
20th Man Fund helps plug education gap
Benjamin Millar, Brimbank Weekly - North West Weekly, 12 February 2013
STUDENTS struggling to stay in school have received a welcome boost with the launch of The 20th Man Fund's annual 'Back to School' program.
Robert Stary spoke during an event to highlight the help available to students from disadvantaged families.
Working the Net: Crime and Social Media
Carolyn Ford, Law Institute Journal, October 2012
Rob Stary said that you need to be very wary about what you are posting on your Facebook page. Social media is changing the face of crime from the perspective of criminals, police and lawyers...
Police unable to adequately monitor social media's role in crime
Peter Mickelborough, Herald Sun, September 06, 2012 6:16PM
Law Institute of Victoria spokesman Robert Stary said the rare ruling was becoming more common and warned parents to educate their kids now. "The law has always been behind the rapid change in social media," Mr Stary
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Chocolate shop protesters' charges dropped in 'landmark case'
'Landmark victory' for Max Brenner protesters
Williams father to challenge tax claim
Adam Shand and Pia Akerman, The Australian, 20 April 2012
Ms Spicer, who used to work with Williams's lawyer Rob Stary, said the case could include a claim for loss of the benefits that would have flowed from ...
Carl's family want $1 million
Anthony Dowsley and Mark Buttler, Herald Sun, 19 April 2012
Carl Williams's former lawyer, Rob Stary, said the authorities pandered to Williams because they needed his co-operation. He said Corrections Victoria Deputy Commissioner Rod Wise had identified the danger, but nothing was done.
Doyle defiant as protesters plan legal action
theage.com.au, Peter Munro, Deborogh Gough and Mark Russell, October 23, 2011
Lawyer Matt Wilson, of Robert Stary Lawyers, said: ''We've seen capsicum spray used on people, we've seen police on horses charging over the tops of ...
Victoria Police keen for double jeopardy change
ABC Online, Lateline, 14 September 2011
ROB STARY, LAW INSTITUTE OF VICTORIA: For instance, if there's been some perjured evidence that's given rise to an acquittal where there's been some ...
A dangerous game-changer
The Australian, September 01, 2011
Assange's Australian lawyer, Rob Stary, agrees that WikiLeaks cables sometimes need to be edited to protect sources. "There are cases where names should be ...
Lawyer Stary in top Dog chat
Herald Sun, August 31, 2011
Rob Stary wants to help lift the Bulldogs. Picture: Aaron Francis Source: The Australian. THE man who defended Carl Williams wants to help re-energise the ...
Police protect Max Brenner from anti-apartheid protesters
Green Left Weekly, July 30, 2011
Defending the application, lawyer Rob Stary referred to the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, which guarantees freedom of movement, ...
Lex Wotton political gag without precedent, says lawyer
Prisoners dying within weeks of freedom
Herald Sun, July 18, 2011
Criminal lawyer Rob Stary said he was not surprised by the figures, particularly those relating to overdoses. He said there needed to be greater monitoring ...
Australian activists defy Australian police's attacks
The Palestine Telegraph, July 12, 2011
Civil liberties lawyer Rob Stary said the attack and arrests showed that “the new Victorian government is prepared to criminalise legitimate dissent. ...
Support the Boycott
Green Left Weekly, Friday, July 8, 2011 By Sue Bolton, Melbourne
Civil liberties lawyer Rob Stary in a media release issued by the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid in the wake of the violent police attack on the ...
Freed to kill again, and again
Herald Sun, May 16, 2011 by Paul Anderson and Russel Robinson
Law Institute Victoria spokesman Rob Stary said the parole system would never be failsafe because people occasionally made mistakes. ...
Vic Police force in turmoil
ABC Online - 7.30 Report 9 May 2011, Reporter: Josie Taylor
But Rob Stary says the case does need a brighter spotlight. ROB STARY, Lawyer: Williams' involvement in the underworld and with corrupt police is something ...
Furore over Williams killing: Sir Ken ordered to leave
theage.com.au, May 7, 2011, by Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker
Lawyer Rob Stary, who represented Williams before his death, said the decision by authorities to put him into Acacia was "an absolute shocker''...
Stary on the Rise
Jason Gregory, Law Institute Journal, April 2011
Rob Stary's work with high profile clients is attracting international attention, but he remains committed to his working class roots and the marginalised in society.
Assange helped our police catch child pornographers
theage.com.au - The Age, Steve Butcher, February 12, 2011
A week ago, when The Saturday Age appeared before Judge Morrish to apply for the order to be lifted, Assange's Melbourne lawyer, Grace Morgan, said he did not consent to or oppose its revocation. Ms Morgan, of Robert Stary Lawyers, passed a handwritten note to the judge that elaborated on Assange's ''assistance'' …