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
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
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. Vision has been captured of the moment a wanted man believed to have given a false name to police was apprehended in Adelaide’s south, with the threat of an unleashed police dog proving the last straw to finally bring the man otherwise unwilling to surrender on his knees.
By Poppy Morandin. An internal review into Police Minister David Elliott allegedly impersonating a police officer in a road-rage incident with a P-plater, has cleared him of wrongdoing before consulting legal advice. Last October, the Minister’s car was allegedly clipped by a young man on Windsor Road in Baulkham Hills, with both cars progressing
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. An Indian man who falsely claimed there was a bomb on an international flight has pleaded guilty to one count of using a carriage service to make a hoax threat. Sanjay Kalubhai Korat, a 39-year-old chef from Argenton near Newcastle, made two phone calls in March 2019 asserting
By Poppy Morandin. The NSW Supreme Court has found Leonard John Warwick, now 73-years-old, guilty of three murders committed in a vengeful campaign targeting the Family Court. Following a vicious custody dispute with his ex-wife, Andrea Blanchard, in the 1980s, Mr Warick committed “extreme violence” with “tragic consequences” as described by NSW Supreme Court
By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh. An intimidating scene in which young men were seen wielding knives, a hammer and a machete at Rooty Hill train station has already led to six teens being charged. The incident allegedly begun as a male armed with a machete threatened commuters, before being met by four other
By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh. A 35-year-old council worker has been charged following an extensive investigation into instances of malicious damage at train stations across Sydney. The Police Transport Command Target Action Group begun inquiries in December 2019 after instances of graffiti occurred at multiple stations including Kingsgrove, Port Kembla, Blacktown, and Eveleigh.
By Poppy Morandin. Following recent weeks in which Indigenous deaths in custody have been at the forefront of discussion, an inquest has heard that a treating nurse of an Indigenous man who died in his cell at Tamworth Correctional Centre was not informed of his seizures. In September 2017, Tane Chatfield died following being
By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh. Autism is a persistent development disorder, characterised by symptoms evident from early childhood, which affects almost one in every 150 Australian children. According to research from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, in 2015, an estimated 164,000 people had autism, while from 2014–15, around 43,500 people with