NSW Domestic Violence Laws Reform to Protect Companion Animals

Poppy Morandin.   Harming or threatening animals is now a form of intimidation under domestic violence legislation in New South Wales, following recent reform. Furthermore, the protection of animals will now be a standard Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) condition. “Perpetrators often use animals to coerce or control victims, threatening to hurt or kill pets to ...continue reading

Former White Ribbon Chairman and TV Host Faces Domestic Violence Charges

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   The host of ‘The Chase Australia’ and former White Ribbon chairman, Andrew O’Keefe, will face court following being charged by police over an alleged domestic assault. The assault against his partner, Orly Lavee, allegedly occurred at an apartment in Randwick prior to 1am. Police arrested 49-year-old O’Keefe hours later ...continue reading

Mother Assaulted By Her Son at Workplace in Western Sydney

  A 26-year-old man from western Sydney appeared at the Mt Druitt Local Court on Monday last week before telling the Magistrate to lock him up for life after he allegedly kicked, punched and slammed his 60-year-old mum to the ground on Wednesday last week at a Disability workshop in Mt. Druitt. Luke Henry, 26, ...continue reading

The New NSW Local Court Practice Note: What you Need to Know When Going to Court

  Ever wondered why cases keep getting delayed in our criminal courts? There can be many reasons why cases get delayed, including an inexperienced or incompetent criminal lawyer, delays caused by the prosecution and/or third parties, and/or due to an uncontrollable environment such as the coronavirus pandemic that hit our nation at the beginning of ...continue reading

Study reveals majority of ‘revenge porn’ convictions linked to family violence

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Victoria’s Sentencing Advisory Council has found that offences of ‘revenge porn’ are highly linked to family violence. The report, which is the first of its kind in Australia, revealed that 58% of image-based sexual abuse offences, were committed in the context of family violence. Image-based sexual abuse describes the ...continue reading

‘Home Improvement’ Actor Zachery Ty Bryan Now Sitting in Jail Cell for Allegedly Choking His Girlfriend

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   “Does everybody know what time it is? It’s Tool Time!” This was the famous phrase that came out of Home Improvement, the famous American sitcom that starred Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, played by renowned actor, Tim Allen. Alas, for his sidekick star, Zachery Ty Bryan, who played Tim’s eldest ...continue reading

The NSW Police’s Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP) to Effectively Reduce Crime

Poppy Morandin.   A report by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has defended the controversial proactive policing initiatives by the NSW Police within the Suspect Target Management Plan (STMP) by contending it effectively reduces crime. The STMP was designed to identify, assess, and target individuals who are suspected of being repeat offenders. The ...continue reading

Strike Force Irrabella Set Up to Investigate Domestic Violence Allegations Against Former South Sydney Rabbitohs Player

  It is reported that a strike force has been set up solely for the purpose of investigating allegations of domestic violence and drugs in respect of Sam Burgess, the previous South Sydney Rabbitohs player. The strike force is reportedly called Strike Force Irrabella. Reported in The Australian, prior to the elimination final game against ...continue reading

Teacher’s Pet Podcast Postpones Murder Trial

Poppy Morandin   The trial of an ex-teacher for the alleged murder of his then wife in 1982, has been delayed until next year due to significant public attention on the case, largely contributed to the popular podcast ‘The Teacher’s Pet’. the accused, now aged 72, was arrested in December 2018 and has pleaded not ...continue reading

Unborn baby dies after father allegedly cut open wife’s stomach

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Warning: Distressing Content An unborn baby has died after its father allegedly cut open his wife’s stomach with a sickle. The alleged attack led to the woman giving birth to a stillborn boy. The family of the woman has stated that the motive behind the attack was that the ...continue reading

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