The Offence of Contravening a Control Order

Poppy Morandin.   Terrorism offenders in NSW, while rare, have been analysed to be predominantly young men who are largely caught whilst still in the planning stage of attacks. The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (‘BOSCAR’) took this data, whilst examining the 72 terrorism offences proven in NSW criminal courts from July 2002 ...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

Guide on the Law on Producing & Possessing Child Abuse Material

  It is reported that a 43-year-old man from Illawarra has allegedly produced and possessed over 100,000 videos and images of child abuse material, also known as child pornography. Detectives attached to the Lake Illawarra Police commenced investigations in June of last year into claims that the man was producing child pornography. His electronic devices ...continue reading

Law on Victims Compensation for Victims of Federal Offences in Australia

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A Cambodian woman who was kidnapped as a child and forced into sex slavery has launched an Australian first challenge by requesting that a South Australian court should order financial compensation whilst sentencing her abuser. The unprecedented request has national significance due to how, if successful, the challenge may ...continue reading

NSW Police Sergeant Charged for Allegedly Accessing Child Abuse Material Online

  It is reported that a NSW police officer has allegedly accessed child abuse material on the internet. The 48-year-old sergeant is part of a specialist command and was stopped and approached by police at about lunchtime last Friday afternoon. Following the officer’s arrest, he was taken to the Fairfield police station where he was ...continue reading

Using Carriage Service to Threaten to Kill | Man faces court after allegedly threatening to kill Victorian Premier

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A 53-year-old man from Nimbin has faced court over a series of threatening emails he allegedly sent to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. The emails were allegedly sent to Mr Andrews late last year, around the same time that Victoria’s strict lockdown was lifted. The Fixated Persons Investigation Unit commenced ...continue reading

Alleged Importation of $675K Worth of Liquid MDMA Hidden in Wine Bottles

It is reported that a 63-year-old man has allegedly imported $675,000 worth of liquid MDMA inside wine bottles into Australia. An air cargo consignment containing  wine bottles arrived in Sydney from the UK on Xmas day. The consignment which was declared to contain wine bottles, was found by Australian Border Force (ABF) with anomalies prompting ...continue reading

Australia’s Proposed New Online Trolling Laws: Labelled Toughest in the World

  Online bullying, threating, intimidating, abusing and revenge porn are proposed to carry heavy fines of up to $111,000 for individual people, and more than $500,000 fine for corporations including Facebook and Twitter, for failing to take down such offensive material, or for failing to disclose the identities of the perpetrators. Many millions of Australians ...continue reading

Sydney Mailman Allegedly Used Position to Import ‘Ice’

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A 32-year-old Artarmon man contracted to deliver mail, has been charged after he allegedly used his job to import commercial quantities of the drug ‘ice’ from overseas. Police will allege that the man had utilised his position delivering parcels on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in order to safely receive the ...continue reading

Nicotine Vaping and the Law: An interview with Dr Alex Wodak, President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation

Poppy Morandin.   Regulations regarding nicotine vaping products could soon be changed, with a Select Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction set to report by 1 December 2020. The Select Committee with inquire into tobacco reduction strategies, with specific reference to the health impacts of allowing vaping, the effectiveness of the method as a quitting aid ...continue reading

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