Complete Guide to Appeals in Criminal Cases

You may be able to appeal your court outcome to a court of appeal in NSW if you feel that it was unfairly or wrongly decided. Our criminal justice system gives us the option to appeal against conviction or appeal against sentence provided there are sufficient grounds of appeal. Appealing against sentence is also known ...continue reading

Elderly Man Faces Six Counts of Sexual Touching Charges in NSW

  It is reported that a 77-year-old man had allegedly sexually touched four girls while they were underwater at a public pool in Kiama. Reports were made by the girls to police alleging, that on 3 October, the 77-year-old man approached two girls who were aged 11 and 9 in the pool before touching them ...continue reading

Former High Court Judge, Justice Dyson Heydon faces further sexual harassment complaints

Poppy Morandin.   The High Court has confirmed that three further complainants have come forward alleging that they were sexually harassed by former judge, Justice Dyson Heydon. These complainants will add to the list of six women who were found by an independent investigation commissioned by the High Court and conducted by Dr Vivienne Thorn ...continue reading

Man Allegedly Performed a Sex Act in Front of a 21-Year-Old Woman on Sydney Train

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 48-year-old man from Eastlakes has been arrested and charged for allegedly committing a lewd sex act in front of another passenger on a train at Redfern earlier this year. The incident took place on Saturday 22 August 2020 when a 21-year-old woman boarded the Redfern train for her ...continue reading

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

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

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