Law on Impersonating an Emergency Services Organisation Officer in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   As NSW faces some of the most catastrophic bushfires experienced to date and firefighters tirelessly battle to help hundreds of victims who have been displaced, it seems some people have decided to take matters into their own hands – perhaps not the best idea amongst what has been ...continue reading

Law on Making Possessing a Pipe Bomb in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Spending the better part of your spare time at Bunnings has become a favourite pastime for many Aussies. Fair dinkum, the chain of huge, unassuming warehouses that hold a bounty of every conceivable hardware item known to mankind is impressive to say the least. And the fact that ...continue reading

The Penalties for Possessing Explosives in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It is reported that on 28 August 2019, a young man and woman allegedly lit an explosive device in a southeast Melbourne Park that propelled 150m into a nearby home while two people were inside. The explosion occurred at around 5pm when the device was ignited and burst ...continue reading

The Law on Strip Searches in NSW

  Imagine a sniffer dog incorrectly indicates to police that you have drugs on you outside the entrance of a music festival, which causes police to form a suspicion you have illicit drugs on you, but you actually don’t. Imagine, then police escort you away in view of everyone watching this infold, and you are ...continue reading

What the Law Says about Possessing, Supplying or Making a Pipe Bomb in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Last week, a pipe bomb was discovered in Mullumbimby in the far north coast of New South Wales, forcing a number of buildings to be evacuated and the members of the public to avoid the area. It is reported that just after 7am on 19 September 2019, a ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law on Possessing an Unregistered Firearm in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It is reported that on 24 August 2019, one of Melbourne’s biggest train stations was evacuated following reports that surfaced of an alleged man carrying a gun. At around 6pm, Victoria Police were called to Southern Cross railway station in central Melbourne after a man was sighted carrying ...continue reading

What the Penalties are for Possessing or Placing an Explosive Device in a Public Place?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   In recent times, the incidence of rail terrorism threats and attacks have underscored the need for increased public transit security. Indeed, in a study titled Subway Station Design and Management: Lessons from Case Studies of Contemporary Terrorist Incidents, published in the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, it ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law on Making Hoax Bomb Threats in Australia?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Given today’s security-conscious times, particularly in the face of mounting terrorism, it’s not surprising that jokes and inappropriate statements about false bomb threats are no longer tolerated. Indeed, a seemingly flippant gag may humour the joker. But for the people facing the possibility of a bomb threat, it ...continue reading

Is it Legal to Make a Citizen’s Arrest in NSW?

  It is reported that a man with a large knife in Sydney CBD has allegedly attempted to stab people on Tuesday. Causing the Sydney CBD to go into lockdown, the incident unfolded close to the corner of Clarence and King Street when a man who was reportedly armed with a machete went on a ...continue reading

What the Law says about Possessing, Supplying or Making Explosives in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   On 25 July 2019, a 63-year-old man was charged with multiple explosives and firearms offences after a search of three properties in South Australia uncovered explosive materials, guns and detonators. Murray Mallee Police, along with members of the bomb squad searched houses, sheds, vehicles and scrublands at the ...continue reading

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