Woman Dragged Out of Car by Hammer-Wielding Man During Frightening Carjacking Incident

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the frightening moment a woman in Adelaide was approached by a hammer-wielding man who went on to smash her car window before dragging her out of her vehicle. The attempted carjacking incident is reported to have occurred in the afternoon of 10 August 2020, when a ...continue reading

Senseless Stowaway Discovered by Police Hiding in Car Boot Trying to Cross NSW/QLD Border

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   As the COVID-19 crisis carries on, so too does it continue to cultivate fertile ground for all kinds of crazy behaviour. From toilet paper pandemonium to pooing in the shopping aisle, drinking cow urine to cure the virus to wielding broken wine bottles at customers, even educating pets ...continue reading

Section 32 Mental Health Applications now Replaced by Section 14 to Get Criminal Charges Dismissed in Court

There is an available legislative framework for a NSW court to determine criminal proceedings where the accused or defendant has mental health issues relevant to the case. This legislative framework is echoed in the old Act called The Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 (NSW) (‘The Act’). It is a response to the increasing contact with ...continue reading

NSW Police Leak Private Information of Complainants

By Poppy Morandin.   The NSW Police have leaked the emails of over 150 complainants who contacted them in order to raise concerns regarding officer’s use of force following the Sydney Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, 6 June. Samuel Leighton-Dore was not present at the confrontation between the protestors and police at Central Station, ...continue reading

Penalties for Illegally Parking in a Disabled Spot in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s hard to believe but lurking among us are egocentric drivers who have no issues with their mobility yet still think it’s completely normal and even acceptable to park their vehicle in a disabled space. Indeed, one may argue that drivers of this kind are a special breed ...continue reading

The Rules You Should Know About Clearly Displaying Your Vehicle’s Number Plates in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   We thought this one would be a no-brainer: If you’re planning to defy the current COVID-19 regulations and attempt to cross state borders, arriving at the border checkpoint in your car with your number plates blackened out while also driving on the wrong side of the road probably ...continue reading

Concerns Reignited for Prisoners Amid Further Outbreaks of COVID-19

By Poppy Morandin.   There are reportedly 70 inmates in lockdown within Silverwater Correctional Complex after coming into close contact with a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Within their advocacy efforts, The Greens have issued an open letter to Anthony Roberts, Minister for Corrections detailing the “significant concerns…about the lockdown at Silverwater ...continue reading

Law on a Motorist Failing to Stop and Assist After an Accident in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A learner motorcyclist in his teens believes he is lucky to be alive after he was just about left for dead on the side of an Adelaide highway after another driver forced a collision with him and failed to assist with his injuries. On the morning of 5 ...continue reading

Australian Law on Racial Discrimination

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was meant to be just another routine trip to Woolworths to grab some groceries for Sydney hairdresser, Linda Ha, when she visited her local Revesby store with her partner. But what she wasn’t expecting to transpire was a deplorable, racist rant against her in which a foul-mouthed ...continue reading

Does a Face Mask Requirement Infringe on Human Rights?

By Poppy Morandin.   Victoria’s rapid outbreak of COVID-19 saw the state’s parliament introduce a face covering requirement for those leaving their own premises, sparking certain individuals to claim there has been an infringement on their rights. Introduced under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic), section 5(6) of the Stay at Home Directions ...continue reading

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