Break & Enter & Commit Serious Indictable Offence Laws in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   It was far from an ideal day for a budding burglar who broke into a United Kingdom bar with the intention of leaving with a new and nifty spirits collection but ended up helping himself to endless rounds of tipples, resulting in him extremely drunk and passing out inside the venue. Lee ...continue reading

Breaking and Entering Offences in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   For most burglars, a break-in is a clear case of premeditated, meticulous planning, executed swiftly with a prompt getaway. From entering the property to clutching valuables and fleeing as inconspicuously as possible, every step has an intention. Well, for most home-breakers, that is. In a case of bizarre burglary, an intruder in ...continue reading

Break Enter And Steal Offences in NSW: Two Men Steal “Kitty” the Life-Sized Sex Doll from Melbourne Adult

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s a sad day for the sex doll world with “Kitty” the life-sized toy now missing after she was stolen from a Melbourne store. 9News reports that in the early hours of 26 January 2021, two men armed with a pole smashed their way into Melbourne sex shop, Sexyland, ...continue reading

Man Commits a Break & Enter in a Sydney CBD Woolworths Store Stealing $2 Bag of Nuts

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the bizarre craving that saw a man break and enter into a Woolworths store in Sydney’s CBD, cause $750 worth of damage in the process, then go on to steal a packet of mixed nuts worth about $2. Indeed, one may surmise that if you were going ...continue reading

Latest BOSCAR statistics and the need for greater focus on rehabilitation: An interview with Deputy Mayor of Dubbo and Barrister Stephen Lawrence

By Poppy Morandin.   Recent release of crime statistics detailing a quarterly update for this year, have revealed that crime across most of NSW has remained stable or fallen in the two years to June 2020. A major exception to this finding was within the crime category of sexual assault, which has risen 9.4% over ...continue reading

Law and Penalties for Robbery Offences in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 27-year-old woman from Melbourne who coordinated a ruthless home invasion after finding out that her friend, a cancer patient, had received a six-figure inheritance, has been sentenced and will spend at least four years behind bars. It is reported that in April last year, Kristy Patricia Avdulla ...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

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

German International Student Charged for Breaking and Entering and Committing Serious Indictable Offence

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   For German international student, Paul Kuhn, the temptation to wander around a museum in the middle of the night – and take a bunch of selfies with dinosaurs in the process – was all too real. So alluring was the idea that in the early hours of 10 ...continue reading

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