The Parramatta Local Court and the History of Parramatta

Why is Parramatta the Next Big City? Parramatta is about 23km away from Sydney’s central business district. The estimated residential population of Parramatta is around 243,000 people, while Sydney’s estimated metropolitan population is about 5 million. There are plans to be able to transport people between Parramatta and CBD Sydney more efficiently by creating a ...continue reading

Penalties for Assaulting Aircraft Crew on Board of an Aircraft

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Over the past several years, the incidence of unruly airline passengers – those whose demeanour or behaviour fail to comply with cabin crew directions – has increased considerably. According to the International Air Transport Association, between 2007 and 2016, there were over 58,000 incidents of unruly passengers reported ...continue reading

The Penalties for Animal Cruelty in NSW

  A 26-year-old father from WA, Luke Dempster was charged and convicted after pleading guilty to a number of animal cruelty offences, common assault charges, possession of prohibited drugs, drug paraphernalia and discharging a firearm to cause fear. Earlier in the year, he tortured a chicken and two kangaroos. It is reported that on one ...continue reading

What are the Restrictions on Using ‘Protected Titles’ and Performing ‘Restricted Acts’ in the Health Profession?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   The impersonation of medical professionals is a modern phenomenon and equally a disconcerting development. Indeed, given the present social status and salaries of medical practitioners, it’s unsurprising to see why some people aspire to be doctors, dentists or other medical experts. And yet, with a road ahead of ...continue reading

Penalties for Persistent Sexual Abuse of Children Offences in NSW

  In an effort to place the safety of our children first, the laws are required to be updated as we gain more insight into community expectations and needs. Attorney-General Mark Speakman has outlined some of the new laws to be introduced into NSW to protect our children. It is reported that there is force ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Damaging or Desecrating Aboriginal Places & Objects in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Aboriginal sites are a significant and meaningful part of Australia’s cultural heritage. Indeed, Aboriginal communities have been living in Australia for at least 60,000 years, and much of their traditional culture has subsisted through such various landscapes, many of which hold physical depictions of Aboriginal history, including rock ...continue reading

The Penalties for Impersonating a Police Officer in NSW

  A respected public servant who’s role as a manager in Police Commissioner, Mick Fuller’s office has been charged for impersonating a police officer. It is reported that on Tuesday night, the 40-year-old manager attended a nightclub in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, the ‘Arq’, when he allegedly passed himself off as an undercover police officer to the ...continue reading

The Law on the Honest and Reasonable Mistake of Fact Defence

  Before outlining the honest and reasonable mistake of fact defence, it is important to get a general understanding of ‘absolute liability offences’ and ‘strict liability offences’. Absolute Liability Offences An absolute liability offence is any offence which there is no requirement to have a guilty mind (‘mens rea’) at the time of committing the ...continue reading

The Law and Penalties for Damaging or Desecrating Protected Places in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   In the early hours of Sunday 25 November 2018, a 20-year-old man allegedly climbed on top of the Martin Place Cenotaph, committing an offensive act on a war memorial. According to NSW Police, at about 3am, it is alleged that the man entered the commemorative site and then ...continue reading

Murder Charges and Penalties in NSW

  Psychopaths are said to lack empathy- in other words, they have an absence of feeling guilty while being extremely impulsive. Only 1% of the general population, and about 25% of the prison population are made up of psychopaths. Believe it or not, but every person on earth have some psychopathic traits, but they have ...continue reading

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