The ACT Law Courts

Ophel Found Not Guilty Due to Mental Impairment

March 27, 2019 Eliza Croft 0

By Jessica Whiting and Eliza Croft Content warning: this article contains discussion and description of violence, mental illness, and serious injuries. Today a jury found Alex Ophel not guilty due to mental impairment on five counts of attempted murder. The

Christchurch Vigil, Election Results, and a 'Soft Launch'

News You Might Have Missed: Week 4

March 24, 2019 Adelle Millhouse 0

By Adelle Millhouse Week 4 has finished, so we’re coming to the pointy end of the term. If you’re keen to procrastinate from doing that assignment, catch up on the news you might have missed. ANUSA The ANUSA Ordinary General

The ACT Supreme Court

Ophel Re-Trial Commences

March 4, 2019 Jessica Whiting 1

Content warning: this article contains discussion of violence and mental illness, and references to terrorist acts. The re-trial of Alex Ophel commenced today, after an earlier trial resulted in a discharged jury. After three weeks and 21 hours of deliberation,

Inward Bound, ANU Giving Day and Ophel Trial

News You Might Have Missed: Week 9

October 7, 2018 Anthea Dockrill 0

ANU ANU’s annual Inward Bound competition  was completed over 5-6 October. Burgmann won Division 1 for the first time since 2009, as well as achieving first place in ivisions 6 and 7. Almost all teams in Division 5 were disqualified

SRC, Ophel Trial and an ANIP Anniversary

News You Might Have Missed: Week 8

September 30, 2018 Anthea Dockrill 0

Its Week 8 and assessments are well underway, but at least we get a long weekend to recover. If you were too busy keeping on top of your studies this week, here’s the news you might have missed. ANU This

News You Might Have Missed: Week 7

September 23, 2018 Taz Hudson 0

Content warning: This article contains references to sexual assault and violence. Uni is back for Term 4, and you’re probably drowning in mid-semester essays, but at least the ducklings are out and about. If you don’t have time to read

Ophel Trial Begins

September 17, 2018 Jason Pover 0

Jason Pover, Taz Hudson and Jessica Whiting CW: Disturbing Violence, Sexual Assault, References to Terrorist Acts, Mental Illness. The trial of Alex Ophel, who allegedly attacked students and a staff member in a tutorial with a baseball bat in August

The ACT Magistrate's Court

Alleged Copland Attacker Denied Bail

February 11, 2018 Eliza Croft 0

Content warning: this article contains descriptions of violence. Alex Ophel, who allegedly attacked students and a staff member with a baseball bat in August, was refused bail by the ACT Magistrate’s Court in December. Ophel, an ANU student at the