Poison to Endanger Life or Cause Grievous Bodily Harm Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s the inconceivable – a child being poisoned by their very own mother; the one person who is meant to nurture and protect at all costs. Yet, at present, a 39-year-old Sydney mother is on trial at the Downing Centre District Court after she was accused of poisoning her ...continue reading

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

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

New Laws on Crimes Committed Against Pregnant Women in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   The death of a heavily-pregnant newlywed and her unborn twins has reignited discussion regarding the need to recognise pregnancies lost as a result of an offender’s criminal acts against the mother. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Attorney-General Mark Speakman have released draft laws for public consultation, that would increase ...continue reading

Law on Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent to Resist Arrest: Man in Stolen Maserati Charged after Stabbing Senior Constable with Screwdriver

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A passenger who was travelling in a stolen Maserati that caused a police pursuit through Macquarie Fields in Sydney’s south-west has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed a police officer with a screwdriver. NSW Police allege the incident took place around 10am on Thursday 22 October 2020 when police ...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

Unborn baby dies after father allegedly cut open wife’s stomach

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Warning: Distressing Content An unborn baby has died after its father allegedly cut open his wife’s stomach with a sickle. The alleged attack led to the woman giving birth to a stillborn boy. The family of the woman has stated that the motive behind the attack was that the ...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

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 Strangulates Partner in Domestic Violence Assault to Point Of Urination

  It is reported that 38-year-old David Glennie has strangled, kicked and punched his partner to the point of losing control of her bladder and urinating. The court heard that Glennie had lost his temper whilst he was intoxicated during a night out in November 2019. Glennie had lost his temper because if an irrational ...continue reading

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