Abortion Laws in NSW

  Australia is technically the only state that currently criminalises abortion. Queensland has now legalised abortion up to twenty-two weeks gestation after Queensland Parliament passed the laws to legalise it Wednesday night. NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann said, “NSW is now the last state in Australia where abortion is still technically a crime and it ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Indecent Assault Charges in NSW?

  26-year-old NSW Police Constable, Mitchell James Willey was charged for indecently assaulting a woman at a Penrith music festival-Defqon 1 on 16 September last year. On Monday 15 October 2018, the off-duty police officer pleaded guilty in the Penrith Local Court to the indecent assault charge. Since charged, it’s reported that he had been ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Car-Jacking in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On October 4, 2018, a man was arrested following carjacking a Range Rover in Redfern while a 61-year-old man was still inside the vehicle. According to NSW Police, just before 1:30pm on the day, reports were made that the Range Rover was stolen from a car wash on ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Perverting the Course of Justice in NSW?

  34-year-old James Cowled, was a law student working as a Judge’s associate to Federal Court Judge Michael Lloyd-Jones whom he worked for during the period 2011 – 2015. Although retired in 2015, the former Judge was ‘tricked’ into providing Cowled a character reference letter after being lied to by Cowled that it was for ...continue reading

Your Rights as a Driver in NSW when Confronted by Police

  On July 13, highway patrol officers approached and stopped a 29-year-old mother who was driving along Wentworth Street with front end damage which caught the attention of the officers. This prompted them to follow and stop her to conduct a random breath test. Parked outside the Commercial Hotel, the mother gave a negative alcohol ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Cyber Bullying and Online Trolling in NSW?

  Offences of intimidation or stalking are considered to be treated very seriously by NSW Courts. The Courts have expressed many times that every person is entitled to feel safe. There has been a significant rise in victims being threatened and harassed online through social media. The impact of this can be psychologically damaging which ...continue reading

What are the Penalties and Defences for Grievous Bodily Harm and Wounding Charges in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   On August 29, 2018, a 47-year-old male patient at Blacktown Hospital was arrested for acting erratically and allegedly slashing a registered nurse who had commenced her duties for the night at the Western Sydney institution. At approximately 9:30pm on the Monday, Sukhpal Kaur started her shift, tasked with ...continue reading

What are the Penalties and Defences for an Offensive Conduct Charge in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh   It’s not uncommon that drinking alcohol can have all kinds of effects on your social behaviour – the sense of sudden liberation that might push you to increase your self-disclosure; an urge to do something adventurous; a flooding of feeling forthcoming that makes you want to hug strangers. ...continue reading

New NSW Sentencing Penalty Introduced: The New ‘Intensive Corrections Orders’

  On 24 October 2017, Parliament in NSW assented to the amending legislation which effectively changed the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). As of 24 September 2018, three major new sentencing options were introduced into NSW. A Magistrate or Judge can now impose any one of these new sentencing or penalty options for traffic ...continue reading

New Sentencing Option Introduced in NSW: ‘Community Correction Orders’

Our previous blog outlined how the ‘section 10 bond’ has now replaced the new ‘conditional release order’ as a new sentencing option in NSW for criminal and traffic offences. This blog outlines a further new sentencing option called a ‘community corrections order’ which effectively replaces the old ‘section 9 bond’ and ‘community service order’ penalties, ...continue reading

Free Conference Booking Form