The Law and Penalties for Racial Discrimination in Australia

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   From complaints about Aboriginals being called a “black c**t” to claims that Jewish people who are offended by Holocaust denial are of “limited intelligence”, the Racial Discrimination Act has witnessed a long and checkered history. While some cases have governed against remarks of racial hatred, many complaints associated ...continue reading

The Law on Using a Carriage Service to Offend, Menace or Harass in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s not every day that you hear of police officers engaging in misbehaviour and abusing their position of power in an improper or illegal act. It is equally puzzling to consider what exactly enables some officers to engage in despicable behaviour when the majority of their peers conduct ...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

What is the Law and Penalties on Revenge Porn in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh Attorney General Mark Speakman has encouraged victims to report instances of revenge porn, which is now considered a criminal offence in NSW attracting heavy penalties, including full time prison- to reflect the seriousness that the community views this behaviour. Advances in technology has its benefits, but it also has ...continue reading

What is an Affray and its Penalty in NSW?

What is Affray in NSW? Unlike assault charges, including common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm, which are considered offences against individuals, affray is a more serious type of charge carrying a maximum term of up to 10 years imprisonment, and is considered an offence against the public order to ...continue reading

What is Obscene Exposure and Offensive Conduct?

By Jimmy Singh A man has reportedly masturbated in public with his penis exposed in-front of women in Melbourne. The male, who police are still on the hunt for, is described as Caucasian or European in his 20-30 years of age with a beard, and short dark hair. On one occasion he has reportedly yelled ...continue reading

What is the Law on Abortion in NSW?

By Jimmy Singh The Government in NSW have now passed laws to practically ban activists from gathering within 150 meters from an abortion clinic in NSW. The 150 metres is the safe zone surrounding abortion clinics. Breach of these laws can result in heavy penalties of imprisonment and fines. Abortion Law and Safe Zone Legislation ...continue reading

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