Abortion Laws in NSW

  Australia is technically the only state that currently criminalises abortion. Queensland has now legalised abortion up to twenty-two weeks gestation after Queensland Parliament passed the laws to legalise it Wednesday night. NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann said, “NSW is now the last state in Australia where abortion is still technically a crime and it ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Dishonest White-Collar Crime

What is ASIC? The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is an independent Government body that enforces consumer protection and company law in relation to superannuation, insurance, investments, and banking (except for lending) all over Australia. ASIC’s purpose is to minimise unfair practices by financial markets and products and to also minimise fraud. ASIC’s Fees-For-No-Service ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Indecent Assault Charges in NSW?

  26-year-old NSW Police Constable, Mitchell James Willey was charged for indecently assaulting a woman at a Penrith music festival-Defqon 1 on 16 September last year. On Monday 15 October 2018, the off-duty police officer pleaded guilty in the Penrith Local Court to the indecent assault charge. Since charged, it’s reported that he had been ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Perverting the Course of Justice in NSW?

  34-year-old James Cowled, was a law student working as a Judge’s associate to Federal Court Judge Michael Lloyd-Jones whom he worked for during the period 2011 – 2015. Although retired in 2015, the former Judge was ‘tricked’ into providing Cowled a character reference letter after being lied to by Cowled that it was for ...continue reading

Defences and Penalties for Sexual Assault Offences in NSW

  29-year-old property developer Longwei Xu was charged and found guilty following an 8-day jury trial for sexual assault, and indecent assault charges. Mr. Xu was sentenced by District Court Judge Norman on Friday October 12, resulting in an imprisonment sentence of two and a half years behind bars, with a balance of one and ...continue reading

What are the Penalties and Defences for Common Assault in NSW?

  A 46-year-old Senior ranking police officer of the Western Australia Police Force is charged with two counts of common assault for tasering a driver in Fremantle, WA. Senior Constable Keenan, who has twenty-five years of experience as a police officer under his belt, was depicted in a disturbing footage tasering a defenceless driver who ...continue reading

Your Rights as a Driver in NSW when Confronted by Police

  On July 13, highway patrol officers approached and stopped a 29-year-old mother who was driving along Wentworth Street with front end damage which caught the attention of the officers. This prompted them to follow and stop her to conduct a random breath test. Parked outside the Commercial Hotel, the mother gave a negative alcohol ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Cyber Bullying and Online Trolling in NSW?

  Offences of intimidation or stalking are considered to be treated very seriously by NSW Courts. The Courts have expressed many times that every person is entitled to feel safe. There has been a significant rise in victims being threatened and harassed online through social media. The impact of this can be psychologically damaging which ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Drug Possession in NSW

  $7 billion dollars per annum is spent on illicit drugs by Australians, according to The Age. In fact Dr. John Jiggins, trade researcher estimates that approximately three million Aussies purchase prohibited drugs and that the drug market is worth approximately seventeen billion dollars. Drug related harm is a concerning issue all over the world, ...continue reading

New NSW Sentencing Penalty Introduced: The New ‘Intensive Corrections Orders’

  On 24 October 2017, Parliament in NSW assented to the amending legislation which effectively changed the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). As of 24 September 2018, three major new sentencing options were introduced into NSW. A Magistrate or Judge can now impose any one of these new sentencing or penalty options for traffic ...continue reading

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