Mother Assaulted By Her Son at Workplace in Western Sydney

  A 26-year-old man from western Sydney appeared at the Mt Druitt Local Court on Monday last week before telling the Magistrate to lock him up for life after he allegedly kicked, punched and slammed his 60-year-old mum to the ground on Wednesday last week at a Disability workshop in Mt. Druitt. Luke Henry, 26, ...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

Dog Stolen in Broad Daylight Caught on Camera

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the callous moment a woman in Adelaide, posing as a Good Samaritan, stole a new staffy puppy right from its owner’s arms in broad daylight before speeding off to escape the scene. Animal lover, Rhiannon Green, had become parent to the Staffordshire bull terrier puppy for ...continue reading

Sydney Man Charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty After Dog Left Inside Hot Car Dies

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A man from Sydney has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty after he allegedly left his dog in a hot car for several hours, resulting in it dying. On Monday 7 December 2020 – a day when temperatures hit over 30C across areas of Sydney – a Rottweiler cross ...continue reading

The Grinch That Stole Christmas Presents: Woman Charged After Daylight Thefts

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Christmas is supposed to be the season of giving – a time of generosity and helping others that even goes beyond family and friends. While most of us embrace this spirit, unfortunately, amongst us lie Grinches, who, if not steal Christmas, certainly pilfer parcels at the expense of others. ...continue reading

Debate Continues on proposed ‘three strike’ NSW drug decriminalisation policy: An Interview with Greens MP and Drug Law Reform and Harm Reduction Spokesperson, Cate Faehrmann

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   The NSW government has sought to rule out the prospect of ‘decriminalising’ drug use, amid leaks from cabinet discussions regarding the response to last year’s special commission of inquiry into ice. The details of the leaked proposal have presented a form of ‘depenalisation’ through a tiered system in which ...continue reading

Man Sentenced for Exposing Genitals to Schoolgirls: Sexual Act Offences

  31-year-old Sebastian Richard McKay has been reportedly labelled a pervert after he revealed his penis to five girls this year. The court heard that while McKay was seated in his car, he approached by asking them for directions before exposing his genitals to them. When sentenced, the court imposed a four month term of ...continue reading

Move On Directions & Detaining an Intoxicated Person Found in a Public Place in NSW Laws

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   An expert panel comprised of police and First Nations health and legal professionals has released a report detailing the plan to enable Victoria to transition from criminalising ‘public drunkenness’ to a health-based system. Prior to the coronial inquest into the death of 55-year-old Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day in ...continue reading

Man avoids jail after assaulting nurse in Melbourne laneway

 Poppy Morandin.   A Melbourne man will not face jail time despite shocking footage of him dragging a nurse into a laneway and pinning her to the ground. 21-year-old Jackson Williams was found guilty of common assault yet was ultimately acquitted of attempting to sexual assault the woman and received a two-and-a-half-year community corrections order. ...continue reading

The Law on Harming Threatened Species, Populations or Ecological Communities in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was meant to be just a normal trip to the beach – all until the shocking discovery of a dead sawfish embedded in the sand with its hallmark long snout cut off. On Monday 16 November 2020, the lifeless adult sawfish – which is a critically endangered species ...continue reading

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