Two women charged for Kidnapping following the discovery of a woman with stab wounds in the boot of a car

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Two women, aged 24 and 18, have been charged following the discovery of another woman with stab wounds in the boot of a car. In what sounds like a scene out of a movie, the Triple Zero call that sparked the detection reported that they could see a hand ...continue reading

Statute of Limitations in Australia

Court proceedings for a criminal or traffic charge in NSW commence in court when a ‘court attendance notice’ is issued and filed. It is also known as the formal charge. The statute of limitations in NSW, Australia, apply to certain charges called ‘summary offences’ which have a time limit for when police can charge a ...continue reading

Complete Guide on the Laws on Disabled Parking Spots in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   “I don’t have legs!” This was the response double amputee and American Paralympian, Jessica Long, was forced to exclaim to a complete stranger who reacted in disgust as she parked her vehicle in a disabled spot. On 23 January 2021, Ms Long, 28, was simply taking a trip to ...continue reading

Law on Police Using Body Worn Cameras in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   The Attorney General, Mark Speakman has rejected calls to require police to hand over body-worn video footage. NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge wrote to Mr Speakman in February of last year regarding the difficulty encountered by individuals seeking to obtain footage that they themselves are featured on. The effect of the current ...continue reading

Sexist NSW Police WhatsApp Group Chat Revealed After Corruption Investigation

Poppy Morandin.   Messages from an NSW Police WhatsApp group chat that were subject to a corruption investigation by the Law Enforcement Corruption Commission have been revealed. The chat log included messages about whether a woman was “r**table” and “worth the rape charge” and has ultimately led to two officers being fired and a ban ...continue reading

New Laws on Wearing Mandatory Face Masks in NSW

  As at 5 January, by about 9:30am, Burwood police officers were in Strathfield when they arrested a man for allegedly stealing an energy drink form a grocery shop close by. The man who was arrested allegedly took off his mask and refused to properly wear it. Police officers took the man back to the ...continue reading

Can a Driver be Fined if the Passenger is Using a Mobile Phone in NSW?

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   NSW Police have reviewed and withdrawn multiple fines given to drivers queueing for coronavirus tests in Bondi, after facing public backlash. After the recent coronavirus outbreak in the Northern Beaches, record numbers of Sydneysiders visited testing centres, ultimately creating huge queues and long waits as 40,000 aimed to get ...continue reading

Law on How Much Force Police Can Use in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   A young man shot dead by Queensland Police on the Logan Motorway has been linked to the murder of an elderly couple in their Brisbane home. After the bodies were discovered, officers attended to doorknocking neighbouring homes in the Parkinson area to determine whether there were any more victims. ...continue reading

Australia’s Proposed New Online Trolling Laws: Labelled Toughest in the World

  Online bullying, threating, intimidating, abusing and revenge porn are proposed to carry heavy fines of up to $111,000 for individual people, and more than $500,000 fine for corporations including Facebook and Twitter, for failing to take down such offensive material, or for failing to disclose the identities of the perpetrators. Many millions of Australians ...continue reading

Police Strip Search Laws in NSW: Without Warrant

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   After a two-year inquiry, the NSW Police ‘watchdog’ has released a report detailing how the lawfulness of current strip-searching practices is ‘debatable’ and that a lack of clarity has led to officers using the power without legal justification. The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission’s 167-page final report made 25 recommendations. ...continue reading

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