The Penalty for Peeping in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   It’s a weird and warped world out there. No more can we be reminded of this worrying fact of life than with the fresh news that a police hunt is presently underway for a man in the United Kingdom donning a gimp suit who was recently spotted spying on a couple through ...continue reading

Texas Mother Performs Vicious Tackle to Stop Man Accused of Peeping into Her 15-Year-Old Daughter’s Bedroom

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was meant to be just an ordinary day for Texas mother, Phyllis Pena, when she left for her usual early morning trip to the shops earlier this year in January. But little did the mum realise she would return home to the shock of discovering a man peeping ...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

Section 32 Mental Health Applications now Replaced by Section 14 to Get Criminal Charges Dismissed in Court

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 old Act called The Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) (‘The Act’). It is a response to the increasing contact with ...continue reading

Concerns Reignited for Prisoners Amid Further Outbreaks of COVID-19

By Poppy Morandin.   There are reportedly 70 inmates in lockdown within Silverwater Correctional Complex after coming into close contact with a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Within their advocacy efforts, The Greens have issued an open letter to Anthony Roberts, Minister for Corrections detailing the “significant concerns…about the lockdown at Silverwater ...continue reading

International Student Accused of Placing Camera in University Shower Cubicle Charged for Filming Person Engaged in Private Act

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An international student accused of installing a hidden camera in a communal shower cubicle at an on-campus residence at the Australian National University in Canberra has been released on bail. According to news reports, on 1 July 2020, Junqi Huang – dubbed a “super brain” mathematics student – ...continue reading

Law on the Age of Criminal Responsibility in NSW: An Interview with Greens MP David Shoebridge

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Despite a strong campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, the decision has been deferred to 2021, following concerns that further work needs to be done regarding processes and services for children who exhibit offending behaviour. The issue was discussed at the meeting ...continue reading

NSW Man Charged with Peeping into Wagga Wagga Home Before Punching Police Officer

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 34-year-old man from NSW has been charged after he was allegedly caught peeping into a home in the state’s Riverina region before assaulting a police officer. NSW Police reports that on 15 June 2020, officers were called to a home in Mount Austin following statements a man ...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

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