Female Genital Mutilation Offences and Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Two women, aged 23 and 50, have been charged over allegedly plotting the female genital mutilation of a two-week-old baby in Perth’s south. Child Abuse Squad detectives charged the women after an investigation they carried out, which was instigated following a report of an alleged planned circumcision of a ...continue reading

The New NSW Local Court Practice Note: What you Need to Know When Going to Court

  Ever wondered why cases keep getting delayed in our criminal courts? There can be many reasons why cases get delayed, including an inexperienced or incompetent criminal lawyer, delays caused by the prosecution and/or third parties, and/or due to an uncontrollable environment such as the coronavirus pandemic that hit our nation at the beginning of ...continue reading

Newborn Baby Loses Fight for Life in New Zealand Hospital After Enduring Savage Dog Attack

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A newborn baby who was fighting for his life after enduring a savage dog attack has died in a hospital in New Zealand. According to reports from the NZ Herald, on Sunday 26 October 2020, the baby, believed to be just one day old, was bitten by a rottweiler ...continue reading

Man charged with assault after farting in an Uber

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh   A UK man has been charged with assault, following a fart in an Uber that triggered a brawl between the passenger and driver. An intoxicated, 35-year-old, James Mallett, was sitting in the back seat of an Uber on his way to Chasers night club in Kingswood, when he ‘let ...continue reading

Strike Force Irrabella Set Up to Investigate Domestic Violence Allegations Against Former South Sydney Rabbitohs Player

  It is reported that a strike force has been set up solely for the purpose of investigating allegations of domestic violence and drugs in respect of Sam Burgess, the previous South Sydney Rabbitohs player. The strike force is reportedly called Strike Force Irrabella. Reported in The Australian, prior to the elimination final game against ...continue reading

NSW Police Commissioner Defends Officers Who Performed ‘Unlawful’ Arrest on Curtis Scott

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has sought to defend the actions of police officers involved in the wrongful arrest of NRL player Curtis Scott. The bodycam footage of the arrest shown in court sparked outrage, with it depicting Scott, who was passed out drunk at the foot of ...continue reading

New Proposed Domestic Violence Laws on Criminalising ‘Coercive Control’: An Interview with Dr Karen Williams of Doctors Against Violence Towards Women

By Poppy Morandin.   Individuals in a domestic relationship who psychologically abuse their partners through practices known as ‘coercive control’ could face criminal prosecution, following a bill introduced by Labor MP Anna Watson to NSW Parliament. If passed, the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Amendment (Coercive Control—Preethi’s Law) Bill 2020 will amend the existing Crimes ...continue reading

Latest BOSCAR statistics and the need for greater focus on rehabilitation: An interview with Deputy Mayor of Dubbo and Barrister Stephen Lawrence

By Poppy Morandin.   Recent release of crime statistics detailing a quarterly update for this year, have revealed that crime across most of NSW has remained stable or fallen in the two years to June 2020. A major exception to this finding was within the crime category of sexual assault, which has risen 9.4% over ...continue reading

Man Sentenced for Grievous Bodily Harm Assault Against 83-Year-Old Woman

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the middle of the night when 35-year-old Victorian man, Eric Phillip Pickford, broke into the home of an 83-year-old woman living nearby him in Morwell, and in his intoxicated state, bashed the elderly resident multiple times with a hammer. The 83-year-old was listening to the radio ...continue reading

Nine Teens Charged for Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent After Assault on Sydney Man

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Nine teenagers ranging from 15 to 18 years of age, have been arrested following the stabbing of a 36-year-old man. On the night of the 31st of July, police attended the scene in which the man was found, suffering a stab wound to his face and other serious ...continue reading

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