Is it Legal to Make a Citizen’s Arrest in NSW?

  It is reported that a man with a large knife in Sydney CBD has allegedly attempted to stab people on Tuesday. Causing the Sydney CBD to go into lockdown, the incident unfolded close to the corner of Clarence and King Street when a man who was reportedly armed with a machete went on a ...continue reading

A Guide on Your Right to Silence When Approached by Police

By Scott Feeney and Jimmy Singh.   The Brazilian Military Police were ready. The raid was about to take place in the northeast of the country, in the low-income community of Vila Irma Dulce. It was Monday the 22nd of April, and while on a regular patrol of their beat, the police observed a man ...continue reading

Understanding the Law on Stalking and Intimidation in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   On 8 January 2019, reality television star Rob Kerr from the hit series Bondi Rescue was charged after allegedly sending his ex-girlfriend a succession of text messages threatening to harm her. Mr Kerr, 51, was arrested at his home in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, accused of threatening ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Domestic Violence in NSW?

  It is reported that a 24-year-old woman, Toyah Cordingley was found dead on Wangetti Beach in North Queensland in October 2018. She drove to the beach with her dog but never returned home. Upon inspection of her body, police announced that there appeared to be violent related injuries on her. Detective Senior Sergeant Ed ...continue reading

What is The Law and Penalties for Child Abduction and Kidnapping Charges in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   Last week, the Australian Federal Police cracked an underground parental abduction ring following a two-year investigation into the group that allegedly helped jilted mothers to abduct and hide their own children across Australia. Three men and a woman were arrested and charged for their alleged role in the ...continue reading

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

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

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

New Sentencing Option Introduced in NSW: ‘Community Correction Orders’

Our previous blog outlined how the ‘section 10 bond’ has now replaced the new ‘conditional release order’ as a new sentencing option in NSW for criminal and traffic offences. This blog outlines a further new sentencing option called a ‘community corrections order’ which effectively replaces the old ‘section 9 bond’ and ‘community service order’ penalties, ...continue reading

The End of ‘Section 10 Bonds’ in NSW as a Sentencing Option

  The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) reflects the law behind all the sentencing options a Magistrates or Judges can impose on a person guilty of a NSW criminal or traffic offence. That Law has now changed and the new NSW sentencing penalties or options commence from today 24 September 2018 onwards. The popular ...continue reading

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