Money Laundering Charges, Defences and the Law

Poppy Morandin.   A 51-year-old man has been charged over his alleged involvement in a business email scam targeting an Australian government agency. Police from the Sydney City Police Area Command received reports after funds totalling $942,700 were allegedly fraudulently obtained from a government agency via an online business email compromise (BEC) scam. The State ...continue reading

Making or Using Counterfeit Money Offences & Defences in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   In March 2021, shoppers and traders across Tasmania were being urged to be vigilant after reports surfaced that counterfeit money was floating amongst the community. In particular, it was found that businesses on the northwest coast were experiencing a spike in counterfeit notes being tendered. Tasmania Police jumped on ...continue reading

Law on Money Laundering via Cryptocurrency

Poppy Morandin.   A man who is alleged to have directed a money laundering criminal syndicate which converted over five million dollars’ worth of Bitcoin into cash, has been arrested and charged by police. The New South Wales Crime Command’s Cybercrime Squad established Strike Force Curns in order to investigate criminal syndicates involved in cyber-enabled ...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

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

What is the Charge of Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A man has been charged after crashing his car in the south west of New South Wales which directed police to the discovery of him allegedly possessing more than $90,000. According to a statement released by NSW Police, just before 10am on 7 May 2020, a Ford Ranger ...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

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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