Law on Australia’s Right to Hold Public Assemblies

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   The death of George Floyd has inspired protesters to take to the streets, across the USA and globally, to campaign against systematic racism and demand stronger police accountability. In performing an arrest of Floyd, officer Derek Chauvin defied police protocol and all sense by kneeling upon the victim’s ...continue reading

What is Perverting the Course of Justice in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   One of Sydney’s high-ranking members of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang has been charged by police over allegations he attempted to pervert the course of justice while before the courts. According to NSW Police, the case goes back to December 2018 during which an ongoing investigation by Strike ...continue reading

Law on Threatening to Destroy or Damage Property in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It has taken more than four years for a career lifeguard on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to be stood down following a domestic violence incident in which he threatened to burn down an apartment while his former partner was inside. Mark Eric Jacobs, from Sunrise Beach in ...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

Law on When Police can Arrest You for Breaching a COVID19 Public Health Order in NSW

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh   As restrictions ease and the imposition of COVID-19 related fines drops significantly, civil rights advocates such as NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge have heralded this as an opportunity for the wider Australian population to examine the implementation of police powers. New South Wales Police have been able to ...continue reading

Domestic Violence Inquiry Closed, Amid Concerns of Increase in Incidents

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   The Australian Senate’s inquiry into domestic violence has closed 3 months early, despite concerns of COVID-19 leading to a rise in incidents. Whilst initially the committee was required to report by mid-August 2020, the inquiry was closed this week without any submissions or hearings. “The committee formed the ...continue reading

Law on Choking, Strangulating and Suffocating in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A man from New South Wales’ Hunter region has been charged after allegedly choking a five-year-old boy in an incident of domestic violence. According to reports from NSW Police, around 2pm on 16 May 2020, the man, aged 27, began quarrelling with a 44-year-old woman at a residence ...continue reading

What is the Charge of Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A man has been charged after crashing his car in the south west of New South Wales which directed police to the discovery of him allegedly possessing more than $90,000. According to a statement released by NSW Police, just before 10am on 7 May 2020, a Ford Ranger ...continue reading

Sydney Man Charged for Wounding with Intent a Police Officer

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A Sydney man who pounced on police with a large knife while high on ice has apologised to the officer who was forced to shoot him in the stomach, one year later. Robert Hampton was high on methamphetamine when he attempted to run through the gates of Campbelltown ...continue reading

Law on Obtaining Australian Driver Licence by False Statements or Dishonest Means

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 26-year-old Afghan immigrant has had the approval for his Australian citizenship revoked after it surfaced that he had used a fake driver licence to pursue a job of becoming a truck driver. Ali Haidari travelled by boat to Australia in February 2010 and was allowed a permanent ...continue reading

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