Law on Detain Person Without Consent to Obtain any Advantage in NSW

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A 24-year-old Sydney tenant has allegedly been held against his will and assaulted by his landlord, following the young man experiencing financial difficulties and being unable to pay rent. Due to the spread of COVID-19, it is reported that the pair negotiated a payment plan, as is common ...continue reading

Law on Police Using Tasers in NSW: Indigenous Man Tasered in Face by Police

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   An Indigenous man has been tasered in the face at close range by an NSW Police Officer, during an arrest in Paddington. Footage of the arrest has gone viral on social media. It shows Mr Lovelock on his knees with his hands stretched out. Officers then try to ...continue reading

Videos Show Sydney Man Kicking Dog Five Times in the Face and Calling Him “Little C***”

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s not uncommon for some degree of jealousy to play out in relationships. Indeed, most of us can relate to having felt the emotion, and for some of us, we’re even flattered when our partner displays it, taking it as a sign of love. Nevertheless, when jealousy goes ...continue reading

Law on Police Use of Pepper Spray in NSW

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.                                        The deployment of pepper spray on protestors following the Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney, has sparked concerns regarding the way in which the NSW Police Force uses such a tool. The day was largely characterised as a peaceful protest, following the public assembly’s last-minute authorisation from the ...continue reading

Law on NSW Police Arrest Powers

  In NSW, a police officer is allowed to use force when exercising their lawful powers. However, it isn’t that simple. According to section 230 of Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW), police are allowed to use such force as is reasonably necessary for purposes of exercising one of their powers as a ...continue reading

When Can Police Use Force Under the Law in NSW?

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   A Victorian police officer has been found to have used reasonable force in punching a handcuffed 15-year-old girl in the head, at a pro-marijuana rally in Melbourne last year. Allegedly, the teenager spat at the female officer, who retaliated with the hit. Before this occurred, the teenager had ...continue reading

Domestic Violence Inquiry Closed, Amid Concerns of Increase in Incidents

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   The Australian Senate’s inquiry into domestic violence has closed 3 months early, despite concerns of COVID-19 leading to a rise in incidents. Whilst initially the committee was required to report by mid-August 2020, the inquiry was closed this week without any submissions or hearings. “The committee formed the ...continue reading

Sydney Man Charged for Wounding with Intent a Police Officer

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A Sydney man who pounced on police with a large knife while high on ice has apologised to the officer who was forced to shoot him in the stomach, one year later. Robert Hampton was high on methamphetamine when he attempted to run through the gates of Campbelltown ...continue reading

Sydney Nurse Accused of Attempting to Poison His Wife in Western Suburbs Home

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s a hard pill to swallow to contemplate that you could be poisoned by your very own partner. But this was the frightening reality check for a Sydney woman who lay unconscious for eight hours after allegedly being poisoned by her nurse husband in their western suburbs home. ...continue reading

How Does COVID-19 Affect Bail Applications in NSW?

By Fouad Awada and Jimmy Singh.   On 30 March 2020, the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down a decision granting conditional bail to Mr Abdul Rakielbakhour who was accused and charged with serious domestic violence charges. Mr Rakielbakhour was arrested and charged with common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, alleged ...continue reading

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