NSW Police Commissioner Defends Officers Who Performed ‘Unlawful’ Arrest on Curtis Scott

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has sought to defend the actions of police officers involved in the wrongful arrest of NRL player Curtis Scott. The bodycam footage of the arrest shown in court sparked outrage, with it depicting Scott, who was passed out drunk at the foot of ...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

Killara Man Charged for Sexual Act For Alleged Daylight Nudie-Run On NSW Beach

  It is reported that at about 10:45am on Saturday, police received multiple complaints about a man walking naked on Jimmys Beach at Hawks Nest, north of Port Stephens in the Hunter Region of NSW. A 51-year-old man from Killara has been charged with committing a sexual act and indecent exposure as a result. Police ...continue reading

NSW Teacher Charged With Child Grooming Offences

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A 27-year-old man who formerly worked as a student teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female student. The arrest followed an investigation by the Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad beginning in June of this year, after the alleged victim reported that ...continue reading

Female Prison Guard Arrested for Alleged Affair with Inmate After Being Dobbed in by Colleague

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A female prison guard from New South Wales’ Hunter Region has been arrested after being dobbed in by her colleague for allegedly engaging in an intimate relationship with a former inmate. NSW Police report that on 27 August 2020, Vicki Greenhalgh was arrested by detectives in her Muswellbrook ...continue reading

Federal Government Seeking to Ban Refugees from Utilising Phones

By Poppy Morandin.   A proposed bill by the Federal Government may effectively further liken the experience of refugees in detention centres to individuals within corrective centres. The Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020 will allow mobile phones and other internet-capable devices to be deemed “prohibited items”, the searching of detainees ...continue reading

Penalties on Publishing the Identity of Sexual Assault Survivors in NSW: Interview with Sexual Abuse Survivor, Activist and Jewish Community Leader Manny Waks

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Changes to Victoria’s Judicial Proceedings Reports Act have stopped survivors of sexual assault in Victoria from utilising their real names when publicly sharing their stories of abuse. The recent changes, which took effect in February 2020, mean that it is now an offence for victims, as well as ...continue reading

Woman Manhandled Then Handcuffed by Police for Wearing Thong to the Beach

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Back in the year 1999, renowned American singer-songwriter Sisqo enlightened us about, you know, the finer things in life, declaring to the world that indeed, amongst us, some just wanna show, that thong th thong thong thong. And why not. If that’s what floats your boat, then so ...continue reading

The New Laws on Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System: The Diversionary Pathway

  There is an available legislative framework for a NSW court to determine criminal proceedings where the accused or defendant has mental health issues relevant to the case. This legislative framework is echoed in The Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) (‘The Act’). It is a response to the increasing contact with the criminal ...continue reading

Abducting a Child Penalties in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 65-year-old man who approached a six-year-old girl outside a primary school in regional Victoria while on his mobility scooter in an attempt to abduct and sexually assault her has been jailed for six years. Ian Hooper of Mildura went to the school on his mobility scooter one ...continue reading

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