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

International Student Accused of Placing Camera in University Shower Cubicle Charged for Filming Person Engaged in Private Act

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An international student accused of installing a hidden camera in a communal shower cubicle at an on-campus residence at the Australian National University in Canberra has been released on bail. According to news reports, on 1 July 2020, Junqi Huang – dubbed a “super brain” mathematics student – ...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

NSW Man Charged with Peeping into Wagga Wagga Home Before Punching Police Officer

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 34-year-old man from NSW has been charged after he was allegedly caught peeping into a home in the state’s Riverina region before assaulting a police officer. NSW Police reports that on 15 June 2020, officers were called to a home in Mount Austin following statements a man ...continue reading

Adelaide Man Wanted for Providing False Name to Police Finally Surrenders to Threat of Unleashed Police Dog

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Vision has been captured of the moment a wanted man believed to have given a false name to police was apprehended in Adelaide’s south, with the threat of an unleashed police dog proving the last straw to finally bring the man otherwise unwilling to surrender on his knees. ...continue reading

Minister David Elliot Cleared of Impersonating Police Officer by Internal Review Without Following Proper Process

By Poppy Morandin.   An internal review into Police Minister David Elliott allegedly impersonating a police officer in a road-rage incident with a P-plater, has cleared him of wrongdoing before consulting legal advice. Last October, the Minister’s car was allegedly clipped by a young man on Windsor Road in Baulkham Hills, with both cars progressing ...continue reading

Indian Chef from NSW Pleads Guilty to Making Hoax Bomb Threat on International Flight

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An Indian man who falsely claimed there was a bomb on an international flight has pleaded guilty to one count of using a carriage service to make a hoax threat. Sanjay Kalubhai Korat, a 39-year-old chef from Argenton near Newcastle, made two phone calls in March 2019 asserting ...continue reading

‘Family Court Bomber’ Leonard Warwick Found Guilty of Three Counts of Murder

By Poppy Morandin.   The NSW Supreme Court has found Leonard John Warwick, now 73-years-old, guilty of three murders committed in a vengeful campaign targeting the Family Court. Following a vicious custody dispute with his ex-wife, Andrea Blanchard, in the 1980s, Mr Warick committed “extreme violence” with “tragic consequences” as described by NSW Supreme Court ...continue reading

Sixth Young Man Arrested After Train Station Affray

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   An intimidating scene in which young men were seen wielding knives, a hammer and a machete at Rooty Hill train station has already led to six teens being charged. The incident allegedly begun as a male armed with a machete threatened commuters, before being met by four other ...continue reading

Law and Penalties for Damaging or Defacing Trains and Train Stations in NSW

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A 35-year-old council worker has been charged following an extensive investigation into instances of malicious damage at train stations across Sydney. The Police Transport Command Target Action Group begun inquiries in December 2019 after instances of graffiti occurred at multiple stations including Kingsgrove, Port Kembla, Blacktown, and Eveleigh. ...continue reading

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