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

Dishonestly Obtaining Financial Advantage by Deception Penalties in NSW

  It is reported that a former Coles employee has been charged with fraud and larceny allegedly worth nearly $2 million over a 5-month period of time, from February through to July 2019. 36-year-old Aaron Baslangic was Coles finance executive as Head of Strategic Initiatives for Coles online. Since his arrest in South-east Melbourne on ...continue reading

A Guide on the Penalties and Law on Providing False or Misleading Information

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   In February 2019, Sarah Rogers, the girlfriend of sacked Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg, pleaded guilty to providing misleading information to investigators over advice Mr Quaedvlieg had given her in 2017 to help her secure a job within his department at the Sydney Airport. According to a ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Tax Evasion Fraud?

  It is reported that a 27-year-old woman has made false statements in her income tax returns claiming refunds over a three years period, benefiting over $45,000 from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). While working as a chef at a Queensland hospital, it is reported that Ms. Helen Feulufai was provided work uniform, protective equipment ...continue reading

A Guide on Your Right to Silence When Approached by Police

By Scott Feeney and Jimmy Singh.   The Brazilian Military Police were ready. The raid was about to take place in the northeast of the country, in the low-income community of Vila Irma Dulce. It was Monday the 22nd of April, and while on a regular patrol of their beat, the police observed a man ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Dishonest White-Collar Crime

What is ASIC? The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is an independent Government body that enforces consumer protection and company law in relation to superannuation, insurance, investments, and banking (except for lending) all over Australia. ASIC’s purpose is to minimise unfair practices by financial markets and products and to also minimise fraud. ASIC’s Fees-For-No-Service ...continue reading

New NSW Sentencing Penalty Introduced: The New ‘Intensive Corrections Orders’

  On 24 October 2017, Parliament in NSW assented to the amending legislation which effectively changed the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). As of 24 September 2018, three major new sentencing options were introduced into NSW. A Magistrate or Judge can now impose any one of these new sentencing or penalty options for traffic ...continue reading

New Sentencing Option Introduced in NSW: ‘Community Correction Orders’

Our previous blog outlined how the ‘section 10 bond’ has now replaced the new ‘conditional release order’ as a new sentencing option in NSW for criminal and traffic offences. This blog outlines a further new sentencing option called a ‘community corrections order’ which effectively replaces the old ‘section 9 bond’ and ‘community service order’ penalties, ...continue reading

The End of ‘Section 10 Bonds’ in NSW as a Sentencing Option

  The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) reflects the law behind all the sentencing options a Magistrates or Judges can impose on a person guilty of a NSW criminal or traffic offence. That Law has now changed and the new NSW sentencing penalties or options commence from today 24 September 2018 onwards. The popular ...continue reading

Why is There Currently a Black Market for Australia’s Baby Formula?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   Last week, NSW Police arrested the leader of a shoplifting syndicate alleged to have stolen more than $250,000 worth of baby formula from supermarket shelves around Australia and then vending them at a significantly higher price on the black market. Lie Ke, 48, the accused kingpin of the ...continue reading

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