Can Police ask for Your ID in NSW? Know Your Rights

Image credit: Rose Makin Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   NSW Police have announced that they intend on asking citizens to produce identification, following the latest tightening of restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19. The latest health order prohibits residents from the Sydney metropolitan areas of Fairfield, Liverpool, Canterbury-Bankstown, Blacktown, and Cumberland to leave ...continue reading

Rami Ykmour Rashays Arrest: CDLA’s Legal Breakdown of the Chester Hill Office Situation

Image credit: Rashays Facebook page. Rashays founder Rami Ykmour was approached by at least 8 NSW police officers at his Chester Hill office on 8 July 2021 at about 3:30pm. Police initially attended the office after allegedly receiving an anonymous call complaining that staff were breaching the mandatory face mask orders inside the Rashays Chester ...continue reading

Laws on Harming Animals that are a Threatened Species, or Part of a Threatened Ecological Community or Protected Animal in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   It was the bizarre and brazen incident that saw a 26-year-old man from England end up in an aggressive altercation with a seagull after it tried to steal the McDonald’s meal he had just started to scoff down. The bird attack took place in Plymouth city centre where the hungry man had ...continue reading

Your Guide to Public Health Orders, Breaches and Fines in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   With Greater Sydney back in lockdown, the ever-fluctuating COVID-19 situation has once again resulted in various breaches of Public Health orders. NSW Health Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazzard has enacted the lockdown pursuant to his powers under section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010. The order is the ...continue reading

Suspended Licence NSW, Licence Disqualifications & Police Suspensions

Key Takeaways Driving Suspended or Disqualified in NSW carries up to $3,300 fine, 6-months jail or both & 3-6 months disqualification. Driving without a valid licence carries up to $2,200 fine. A driver licence suspension or disqualification does apply across other states. police can issue immediate suspensions if you’re caught exceeding speed by at least ...continue reading

Fines for Oversized Vehicles Who Evade the Northconnex Tunnel in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   In March 2021, it was reported that more than 10,000 heavy vehicles had dodged fines for illegally avoiding Sydney’s new $3 billion NorthConnex tollway in the north-west and instead using Pennant Hills Road. As the road opened up in October 2020, so too were oversized vehicles requested by Transport ...continue reading

Speed Camera Warning Signs Removed in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Speeding fines have soared, following the NSW Government’s decision to remove warning signs for speed cameras. Following the controversial move to remove signs, strip back vehicle markings and increase time of monitoring on the roads, monthly fines have skyrocketed. Data shows that whereas 32,637 speeding camera fines were issued ...continue reading

Legal Consequences of Non-Payment of a Road Toll in NSW

Image by Rose Makin Poppy Morandin.    Revenue from Sydney road tolls has bounced back considerably for the country’s biggest private road operator, as the public avoids public transport. Despite recording a statutory loss of $448 million at its mid-year results on Thursday, toll revenue grew by more than 7 per cent in Sydney alone, ...continue reading

Byron Bay Police Bust 24-year-old with 73 kilograms of Cannabis

Poppy Morandin.   Following a vehicle stop in the north of NSW, police have discovered 73 kilograms of cannabis. The Pantech truck was travelling on the Pacific Motorway, McLeods Shoot, near Byron Bay. Officers allegedly discovered a significant amount of cannabis in the vehicle, with an estimated potential street value of $480,000. The NSW Police ...continue reading

Complete Guide on the Laws on Disabled Parking Spots in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   “I don’t have legs!” This was the response double amputee and American Paralympian, Jessica Long, was forced to exclaim to a complete stranger who reacted in disgust as she parked her vehicle in a disabled spot. On 23 January 2021, Ms Long, 28, was simply taking a trip to ...continue reading

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