Conveying False Information that a Person or Property is in Danger Offences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   An Illawarra man has taken “chucking a sickie” to another level, after allegedly claiming he had COVID-19 to avoid going to work. At around 4:15am in the morning, the 23-year-old allegedly sent a text message to his employer which stated that he had contracted COVID-19 and was unable to go to work ...continue reading

Making False Reports to Police Offences & Defences NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   We’ve all done it – made up some outrageous excuse to get out of work. Indeed, there’s no denying some of us hate our jobs. But then there’s this guy – a man in Arizona so desperate to get out of work that he went to the extreme length ...continue reading

Providing False or Misleading Information Laws and Penalties in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A police hunt is underway for an unlicensed driver who allegedly struck a six-year-old boy in a four-wheel-drive in Melbourne’s north, leaving the child with a broken arm. According to reports from Victoria Police, the incident took place around 8:30pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021, when a 20-year-old male ...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

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

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

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

Adelaide Man Wanted for Providing False Name to Police Finally Surrenders to Threat of Unleashed Police Dog

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Vision has been captured of the moment a wanted man believed to have given a false name to police was apprehended in Adelaide’s south, with the threat of an unleashed police dog proving the last straw to finally bring the man otherwise unwilling to surrender on his knees. ...continue reading

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