Firearm Prohibition Orders in NSW

Poppy Morandin. The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team has charged a 26-year-old Orange man after allegedly possessing a digital blueprint to manufacture a firearm. The arrest comes after an investigation into the importation of firearm components by an individual alleged to support ‘ideologically motivated violent extremism’. The man is alleged to have had the blueprint ...continue reading

A Simple Guide on Parole and Imprisonment Sentences in NSW

Jimmy Singh and Poppy Morandin.   Mohammed Skaf, who was jailed over a series of gang rapes on women and girls in the lead up to the Sydney Olympics, is set to be released on parole. Skaf was only 17 when he and a group of at least 14 other men, including his older brother ...continue reading

Possessing, Supplying or Making a Pipe Bomb or other Explosives

Sahar Adatia.   A 45-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man have been arrested after a homemade pipe bomb was discovered on the doorstep of a home in Melbourne’s north-west around 10am on Sunday 11 July 2021. The pair was being investigated after the homegrown explosive was left on the front porch of a family residence ...continue reading

Using or Possessing a Weapon to Resist Arrest Offences & Defences NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Two men have been arrested and charged after allegedly driving a vehicle at police during an operation on Sydney’s North Shore in an attempt to prevent lawful detention. According to reports from NSW Police, the incident took place on Monday 12 April 2021 when officers from North Shore Police ...continue reading

Law and Penalties for Using Explosive Substances or Corrosive Fluids in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Police in Perth are currently appealing to the public in order to track down a man who allegedly attacked an Indigenous woman and her daughter with a makeshift flamethrower. The man is said to have had a white swastika painted on his forehead, and is described as fair skinned, ...continue reading

The NSW Police’s Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP) to Effectively Reduce Crime

Poppy Morandin.   A report by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has defended the controversial proactive policing initiatives by the NSW Police within the Suspect Target Management Plan (STMP) by contending it effectively reduces crime. The STMP was designed to identify, assess, and target individuals who are suspected of being repeat offenders. The ...continue reading

Chinese Drug Trafficker on Death Row Escapes Lawful Custody by Tunnelling Through Sewers to Road Outside

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s the kind of plot you’d only ever see play out in a movie, except of course this was real life – in mid-September 2020, a man facing the death sentence in Indonesia for drug trafficking managed to escape from jail by tunnelling through the sewage system, and ...continue reading

NSW Police Commissioner Defends Officers Who Performed ‘Unlawful’ Arrest on Curtis Scott

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has sought to defend the actions of police officers involved in the wrongful arrest of NRL player Curtis Scott. The bodycam footage of the arrest shown in court sparked outrage, with it depicting Scott, who was passed out drunk at the foot of ...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

Federal Government Seeking to Ban Refugees from Utilising Phones

By Poppy Morandin.   A proposed bill by the Federal Government may effectively further liken the experience of refugees in detention centres to individuals within corrective centres. The Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020 will allow mobile phones and other internet-capable devices to be deemed “prohibited items”, the searching of detainees ...continue reading

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