Man Charged Over Alleged Sexual Act with Underage Girl on Bus in Hunter Region

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A man has been charged over an alleged sexual act that took place in front of an underage girl on a bus in New South Wales’ Hunter region last month. The incident is said to have occurred around 1:45pm on 24 June 2020 when a 16-year-old schoolgirl boarded ...continue reading

NSW Police Aim to Conduct 200,000 Mobile Drug Tests Representing an Increase From the Previous Year

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   It has been revealed that NSW Police have set a target to detect almost 300,000 crimes this year and are using area-specific goals to achieve this result. The approach covers a number of detections in numerous categories of crime including theft, robbery, sexual assault, and drug detection. The ...continue reading

Law on Correctional Employees Engaging in Sexual Conduct or Intimate Relationship with Inmates in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A Sydney prison guard is facing the grim possibility of two years behind bars over an alleged sexual relationship she had with an inmate that continued for several months in the confines of a Western Sydney jail. Melissa Goodwin was provisionally stood down in May 2020 by her ...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 NSW Police Arrest Powers

  In NSW, a police officer is allowed to use force when exercising their lawful powers. However, it isn’t that simple. According to section 230 of Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW), police are allowed to use such force as is reasonably necessary for purposes of exercising one of their powers as a ...continue reading

NSW Police Facing Class Action Over Strip Search Practices

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   Redfern Legal Centre in collaboration with Slater and Gordon have recently announced their intention to mount a class action against NSW Police in relation to the unlawful utilisation of search powers, particularly strip searches. They seek to obtain compensation for the supposed thousands of individuals that have been ...continue reading

Sydney Uber Driver Sentenced for Raping 17-Year-Old Girl in Car

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   The case of a former Sydney Uber driver who was charged with raping a teenager in Bondi as she dozed off in the back of his car after she had been drinking with friends in August 2018 has finally closed, with the offender being jailed for eight-and-a-half years. ...continue reading

Law on Filming a Person’s Private Parts in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A Sydney man who served a 12-year jail sentence for terrorism offences now finds himself on charges of filming up the skirts of two women in Kmart stores. It is reported that in January 2020, Mazen Touma allegedly committed the offences, some two months are completing his parole. ...continue reading

Can Revenge Porn Images on Social Media or Internet be Removed by Court Order?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Facebook has deleted a private group in which its almost 7,000 boys-only members came together to allegedly share revenge porn and discuss being violent to women. On 17 April 2020, the private group, called “Melb Guy Pals”, was shut down by Facebook for violating the community standards of ...continue reading

Law on Peeping or Prying in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 51-year-old man has been arrested after he was allegedly caught peeping through a bedroom window at a woman as she lay asleep in her Stanmore home in Sydney’s Inner West. NSW Police informs that at around 2:00am on 31 March 2020, a 25-year-old law student woke up ...continue reading

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