The Law on Money Laundering via Bitcoin

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A man from Sydney accused of running a criminal syndicate that laundered money via Bitcoin has been arrested after police allegedly discovered $1million worth of cash inside his car. About 5:30am on Monday 22 February 2021, cybercrime detectives from Strike Force Curns – which was set up in October ...continue reading

Complete Guide on the Law on Money Laundering Offences in NSW and Across Australia

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   The NSW Crime Commission has raised concerns that Australia’s relatively successful management of COVID-19 may make it a ‘safe haven’ for both legal and illegal transfers of international funds. In its most recent report, whilst analysing ‘Changes in Money Laundering Activities’, the Commission drew attention to recent figures that ...continue reading

The Grinch That Stole Christmas Presents: Woman Charged After Daylight Thefts

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Christmas is supposed to be the season of giving – a time of generosity and helping others that even goes beyond family and friends. While most of us embrace this spirit, unfortunately, amongst us lie Grinches, who, if not steal Christmas, certainly pilfer parcels at the expense of others. ...continue reading

Law on Making False Declarations in NSW | Demerit Point Fraud Offences

  61-year-old former South Australian Magistrate Bob Harrap has pressured his partner, a police prosecutor, and a court clerk into the blame for his demerit points. Harrap also pleaded guilty to being involved in corruption in relation to court proceedings involving a close friend, who is a lawyer. It’s reported that the former Local Court ...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

Queensland Mum Charged with Fraud Over Misusing Public Donations for Her Son’s Funeral

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A mother from Townsville in Queensland’s north whose son died in a car crash has been charged with fraud after it was discovered she allegedly misused the public funds raised for his funeral on gambling and a shopping spree. On June 18 2020, Lesley-Lee Hill attended the funeral of ...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

The Law on Making or Using Counterfeit or Fake Money in Australia

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   In June 2020, a police hunt commenced for a woman believed responsible for duping a string of struggling businesses with fake $50 notes at Pooraka’s Paddy’s Markets in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. Cool and composed, CCTV footage reveals the woman initially walked into a fresh food market where she ...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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