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

Law and Penalties for Inciting or Urging Violence in Australia

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Images of Victorian Police handcuffing a pregnant woman have sparked outrage, after she was arrested and charged with incitement over a Facebook post. Video of the arrest was posted online and showcases the pregnant young mother, 28-year-old Zoe Buhler, in her home, in her pyjamas and arguing with ...continue reading

The Law on Assaults While Playing Sports in NSW

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Following a spate of incidents, NSW Rugby League has been forced to take a hard line on members involved in alleged assaults. The alleged incidents include fights between teams, an assault on a referee and even a 12-year-old junior player. 39-year-old under-12s coach, Kristen Teasdale, allegedly ran onto ...continue reading

Section 32 Mental Health Applications now Replaced by Section 14 to Get Criminal Charges Dismissed in Court

There is an available legislative framework for a NSW court to determine criminal proceedings where the accused or defendant has mental health issues relevant to the case. This legislative framework is echoed in the old Act called The Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) (‘The Act’). It is a response to the increasing contact with ...continue reading

Footy Game Ends in Stabbing of Three Men Resulting in Charges of Wounding with Intent

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Whilst rugby league may be known for the occasional biffo between players, an incident at an under 20s football game between the Wentworthville Magpies and Penrith Brothers which has ended in the stabbing of three men, has shocked the community. The match had supposedly ended in a usual ...continue reading

Concerns Reignited for Prisoners Amid Further Outbreaks of COVID-19

By Poppy Morandin.   There are reportedly 70 inmates in lockdown within Silverwater Correctional Complex after coming into close contact with a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Within their advocacy efforts, The Greens have issued an open letter to Anthony Roberts, Minister for Corrections detailing the “significant concerns…about the lockdown at Silverwater ...continue reading

Law on the Age of Criminal Responsibility in NSW: An Interview with Greens MP David Shoebridge

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Despite a strong campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, the decision has been deferred to 2021, following concerns that further work needs to be done regarding processes and services for children who exhibit offending behaviour. The issue was discussed at the meeting ...continue reading

Domestic Violence | Domestic Violence Australia

  Domestic Violence Statistics What is Domestic Violence? Types of Domestic Violence Domestic Violence Against Men Domestic Violence Against Women Common Assault Offences, Penalties, Sentences & Defences Sexual Assault Offences, Penalties, Sentences & Defences   Domestic violence in any of its forms is completely unacceptable, and is mainly committed by men against women and children. ...continue reading

Police Charge School Boy with Common Assault After he Allegedly Bullied Disabled Boy

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A disabled teenager from Perth, who has spent years back and forth from hospital battling an enduring health condition, has had his pelvis shattered in an alleged schoolyard bullying assault by a fellow student. On 10 June 2020, the 14-year-old boy was attacked on the premises of Kent ...continue reading

Law on Assaulting, Stalking, Harassing or Intimidating a School Staff Member or Student at School in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.    If you’ve ever watched the movie Bad Moms starring Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell, you’ll likely recall the scenes of dejected, stressed-out parents cutting loose and liberating themselves through completely inappropriate behaviour. From drunkenly raiding grocery stores, bouncing around to thumping music while chugging from giant bottles of ...continue reading

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