Sexual Assault and Age of Consent Australia Laws Complete Guide NSW

Key Takeaway Here we outline the age of consent laws in Australia; sexual assault, sexual act, sexual touching and harassment offences, defences and their penalties; the statutory rape laws in NSW; how alcohol or drugs affect a rape case, rape statistics in Australia, and the various ways your knowledge as to a lack of consent ...continue reading

Bestiality Offences, Penalties and the Law in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   A warning to our readers: This news story contains graphic content. A South Australian man accused of bestiality offences after he sent videos of his family dogs licking his erect penis has revealed at his court hearing that he did so because he was “bored”. Ashley Scott Dennis, 30, appeared at the ...continue reading

The Law on Responsible Pet Ownership in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   In a tragic and heartbreaking incident, a Queensland mother has been unable to survive after she was mauled by three Pitbull Terriers at a home in Maryborough. Amanda Carmichael, 41, suffered wounds too severe to be treated after she was attacked by the mixed-breed dogs on the morning of Tuesday 8 June ...continue reading

Laws on Harming Animals that are a Threatened Species, or Part of a Threatened Ecological Community or Protected Animal in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   It was the bizarre and brazen incident that saw a 26-year-old man from England end up in an aggressive altercation with a seagull after it tried to steal the McDonald’s meal he had just started to scoff down. The bird attack took place in Plymouth city centre where the hungry man had ...continue reading

Your Guide to Public Health Orders, Breaches and Fines in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   With Greater Sydney back in lockdown, the ever-fluctuating COVID-19 situation has once again resulted in various breaches of Public Health orders. NSW Health Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazzard has enacted the lockdown pursuant to his powers under section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010. The order is the ...continue reading

Production, Dissemination or Possession of Child Abuse Material in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A Catholic priest in Sydney’s inner west and a police officer have been charged after an investigation into alleged possession and distribution of child abuse material. The charges follow an investigation by the Professional Standards Command in May, following reports that child abuse material was being stored and distributed on an electronic ...continue reading

Your Responsibility as a Dog Owner When in a Public Place: What the Law Says NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Readers, this one’s a tear-jerker, so you may want to keep a box of tissues ready. It is with great sadness we report to you that Freddie Mercury The Seal, London’s beloved pup, has had to be put down after being attacked by an “out of control” dog in ...continue reading

Suspended Licence NSW, Licence Disqualifications & Police Suspensions

Key Takeaways Driving Suspended or Disqualified in NSW carries up to $3,300 fine, 6-months jail or both & 3-6 months disqualification. Driving without a valid licence carries up to $2,200 fine. A driver licence suspension or disqualification does apply across other states. police can issue immediate suspensions if you’re caught exceeding speed by at least ...continue reading

Demerit Point Check NSW & Demerit Points List | Demerit Point Suspensions

By Jimmy Singh. Key Takeaways How to do a demerit point check NSW. How to check my demerit points. Demerit points for demerit point offences in NSW list. Demerit points for speeding NSW list. Red light demerit points NSW list. Double demerit points list. P & L plate demerit points table. List of demerit point ...continue reading

Fines for Oversized Vehicles Who Evade the Northconnex Tunnel in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   In March 2021, it was reported that more than 10,000 heavy vehicles had dodged fines for illegally avoiding Sydney’s new $3 billion NorthConnex tollway in the north-west and instead using Pennant Hills Road. As the road opened up in October 2020, so too were oversized vehicles requested by Transport ...continue reading

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