NSW Prisons Locked Down Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Poppy Morandin. The NSW prison system is currently under a state-wide lockdown after outbreaks of covid-19 have occurred among staff and inmates. Authorities are currently seeking to address the issue with rapid antigen testing and vaccinations. As of a couple of weeks ago, 21 per cent of NSW prisoners in government-run facilities had been fully ...continue reading

A Simple Guide on Parole and Imprisonment Sentences in NSW

Jimmy Singh and Poppy Morandin.   Mohammed Skaf, who was jailed over a series of gang rapes on women and girls in the lead up to the Sydney Olympics, is set to be released on parole. Skaf was only 17 when he and a group of at least 14 other men, including his older brother ...continue reading

Sexual Assault and Age of Consent Australia Laws Complete Guide NSW

This original article has been written and kept up-to-date by our experienced Sexual Assault lawyer Sydney. Key Takeaway Here we outline the age of consent laws in Australia; sexual assault, sexual act, sexual touching and harassment offences, defences and their penalties; the statutory rape laws in NSW; how alcohol or drugs affect a rape case, ...continue reading

NSW Attorney-General Requests Review of Sexual Assault Sentencing Laws

Poppy Morandin.   Judges in New South Wales may soon be able to sentence persons found guilty of historical sex crimes using present laws, rather than those in force at the time of the offence, under a proposal by the NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman. “I’ve asked Department of Communities & Justice for a thorough review ...continue reading

Destroy or Damage Property with Fire or Explosive Laws & Penalties in NSW

Image credit: Ralf Neumann Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the bizarre moment a woman boarded a bus and allegedly lit a fire that ended up destroying the vehicle and forcing an evacuation of its driver and passengers on the NSW Mid North Coast. Around 1:15pm on Thursday 11 March 2021, fire crews by ...continue reading

Former White Ribbon Chairman and TV Host Faces Domestic Violence Charges

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   The host of ‘The Chase Australia’ and former White Ribbon chairman, Andrew O’Keefe, will face court following being charged by police over an alleged domestic assault. The assault against his partner, Orly Lavee, allegedly occurred at an apartment in Randwick prior to 1am. Police arrested 49-year-old O’Keefe hours later ...continue reading

Two women charged for Kidnapping following the discovery of a woman with stab wounds in the boot of a car

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Two women, aged 24 and 18, have been charged following the discovery of another woman with stab wounds in the boot of a car. In what sounds like a scene out of a movie, the Triple Zero call that sparked the detection reported that they could see a hand ...continue reading

Eight-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Sexually Touched by 64-Year-Old Man in Casula

It is reported that a 64-year-old man from Sydney’s southwest has allegedly sexually touched an 8-year-old girl as she played in the driveway of a unit building in January this year. The police detectives commenced investigations after receiving reports in January, that a man had allegedly indecently assaulted a child known to him outside the ...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

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

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