NSW Police Facing Class Action Over Strip Search Practices

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   Redfern Legal Centre in collaboration with Slater and Gordon have recently announced their intention to mount a class action against NSW Police in relation to the unlawful utilisation of search powers, particularly strip searches. They seek to obtain compensation for the supposed thousands of individuals that have been ...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

COVID-19 – Key Changes Made by District Courts Affecting all Criminal and Traffic Cases in NSW

  From 30 March 2020, the District Court have implemented a number of changes to the way in which criminal cases are heard during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to remain up to date as arrangements are likely to continue to change. If you have a criminal matter in the District Court currently, please ...continue reading

How COVID-19 is Affecting NSW Local Court Cases in Australia

  Taking affect Monday, 30 March 2020, a number of key changes have been made to the way in which NSW Local Court matters are to be dealt with during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 24 March 2020, the New South Wales Chief Magistrate, Judge Graham Henson AM, released a Memorandum regarding some of the key ...continue reading

How Former Prison Guard Used Cereal Boxes to Conceal and Traffic Contraband into Place of Detention

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.    In the confines of a prison, where everyday luxuries are at best a fantasy, the temptation to smuggle in goods is profound. In the desperation for creature comforts, many of which in prisons are deemed prohibited items, smugglers turn to all kinds of inventive ways to traffic in ...continue reading

Mother ‘Not Guilty’ of Poisoning Daughter with Urine and Laxatives

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Imagine being poisoned by your very own parent. It seems the inconceivable, and frightening at best, but in this strange world that we live in, cases are unearthing in which parents, rather than nurturing their children, have been discovered allegedly administering poisonous substances to them instead. Last week, ...continue reading

Australia’s Growing Illicit Drug Consumption

  Australia has spent over $11b on prohibited drugs just last year. In fact, reports say that while the Sydney community is consuming less alcohol, consumption of prohibited drugs have increased, namely cocaine methylamphetamine and nicotine. From the $11.3b spent on drugs by our nation last year, just over $8b of it was on methylamphetamine. ...continue reading

HOW MUCH DO LAWYERS MAKE IN AUSTRALIA? – LAWYER SALARY AUSTRALIA

  The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have released the statistics report on the average income based on occupation (and state) for income year 2016/17. The report is based upon 16.5 million 2017 income tax returns in respect to 13.9 million individuals, and 970,000 corporations. In a nutshell, the report reveals the top paying jobs or ...continue reading

What are the Rules Around NSW Police Strip Searching a Person?

241,000 is the number that has been given to NSW Police Officers, representing the quota for conducting personal searches, including strip searches on people for the 2019 financial year. In fact, in 2019, NSW Police failed to meet its quota  by just under 2000 searches. NSW Greens managed to obtained the shocking revelation through the ...continue reading

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