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

Two Men From WA Charged with Importing Prohibited Tier 2 Goods of Child-Like Sex Dolls by Australian Border Force

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Two men, both in their 60s and from the coastal Western Australian city of Geraldton, have been charged with importing child-like sex dolls by the Australian Border Force (ABF). The men, aged 61 and 65, were charged by ABF officers in separate investigations that led to two air cargo ...continue reading

Latest BOSCAR statistics and the need for greater focus on rehabilitation: An interview with Deputy Mayor of Dubbo and Barrister Stephen Lawrence

By Poppy Morandin.   Recent release of crime statistics detailing a quarterly update for this year, have revealed that crime across most of NSW has remained stable or fallen in the two years to June 2020. A major exception to this finding was within the crime category of sexual assault, which has risen 9.4% over ...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

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

Indian Chef from NSW Pleads Guilty to Making Hoax Bomb Threat on International Flight

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An Indian man who falsely claimed there was a bomb on an international flight has pleaded guilty to one count of using a carriage service to make a hoax threat. Sanjay Kalubhai Korat, a 39-year-old chef from Argenton near Newcastle, made two phone calls in March 2019 asserting ...continue reading

Jury Trials Return to NSW After a 3-Month Freeze

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   With COVID-19 related restrictions easing and business seemingly returning to normal for most of New South Wales, the District Court has begun criminal trials before juries again. The return will be done under strict measures including temperature checks and screening questions for jurors, in order to prevent individuals ...continue reading

Law on Drug Smuggling Charges in NSW

  While Australia no longer have the death sentence as a penalty, China still has it under its criminal justice system. Australia completely abolished the death sentence by 1985, in fact the federal government legislated against capital punishment. The last ever recorded execution by way of a death penalty in Australia was in 1967, Victoria ...continue reading

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