Penalties for Criminal Offences


A 34-year-old barrister has been found dead at the Perth’s Crown Towers. Click here for more on the law and penalties for murder in NSW.

Drug Court Program in New South Wales

What is, and how does the drug court work in NSW? Click here for more on who is eligible for the drug court program...

What is the ‘Walama List’?

The Walama List is an alternative sentencing procedure specifically for Indigenous Australians. Click here for more…

Should Lawyers Use ChatGPT in Court Proceedings?

Lawyers blame ChatGPT for being tricked into using bogus case law in court. Click here for more…

Murderer Craig Rumsby Sentenced for Killing Schoolgirl Michelle Bright

Craig Rumsby has now been convicted and sentenced for murdering Michelle Bright. Click here for more on the law and penalties in NSW.

What is Circle Sentencing in New South Wales?

Here is a quick outline on circle sentencing and its success in New South Wales…

All COVID-19 Fines Declared Invalid by Supreme Court of New South Wales

The NSW Government have now been urged to withdraw all remaining COVID fines after the historic Supreme Court decision…

Penalty for Not Enrolling to Vote in Australia? | Fine for Not Voting

Here is a run-down on what can happen if you don’t vote in Australia… click here for more on the fines for not voting.

Is It Illegal to Record Someone Without Consent?

Here is a guide to the law on recording someone without their knowledge or permission in NSW.

COVID Fines Found Invalid

NSW Government has cancelled nearly 33,000 Covid related fines after conceding they were too vague…


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