Law on NSW Police Arrest Powers

  In NSW, a police officer is allowed to use force when exercising their lawful powers. However, it isn’t that simple. According to section 230 of Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW), police are allowed to use such force as is reasonably necessary for purposes of exercising one of their powers as a ...continue reading

The Return of Stationary Random Breath Tests and Road Side Drug Tests in NSW

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh   In anticipation of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, NSW Police announced the return of stationary Random Breath Tests and Roadside Drug Tests. As the easing of restrictions have allowed for a higher level of unrestricted movement and, pubs, clubs and restaurants are now allowed to seat up to ...continue reading

Law on Australia’s Right to Hold Public Assemblies

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   The death of George Floyd has inspired protesters to take to the streets, across the USA and globally, to campaign against systematic racism and demand stronger police accountability. In performing an arrest of Floyd, officer Derek Chauvin defied police protocol and all sense by kneeling upon the victim’s ...continue reading

Two Teenagers Allegedly Stole a Motorcycle Before Colliding it into Car Have Died

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Two teenage boys have died after allegedly stealing a motorcycle and crashing it into a car in Adelaide’s north. Around 8pm on 15 May 2020, the rider of the motorcycle, 18-year-old Jaydn Short from Davoren Park, collided with a car at the intersection of Main North Road and ...continue reading

Fake ID Fail: International Student Charged with Unlawful Use of Driver Licence After Forgetting Crucial Detail

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   An international student’s plan to trick Geelong Police with a false ID card from his home country of India turned into a miserable fail of epic proportions when he couldn’t remember the crucial detail of his supposed date of birth. SBS News reports that Mohammad Usman, a mechanical ...continue reading

NSW Police Facing Class Action Over Strip Search Practices

By Poppy Morandin & Jimmy Singh.   Redfern Legal Centre in collaboration with Slater and Gordon have recently announced their intention to mount a class action against NSW Police in relation to the unlawful utilisation of search powers, particularly strip searches. They seek to obtain compensation for the supposed thousands of individuals that have been ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law on Using a Mobile Phone While Driving in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   The message about the dangers of using your mobile phone while driving may not be getting through to motorists, or so it seems. Indeed, across Australia, authorities continue to collect up to tens of millions of dollars in fines each year from drivers caught scrolling through their smartphones ...continue reading

What are the Obstructing Traffic Laws in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Last month, police were forced to arrest one refugee activist and fine another 26 almost $43,000 after they held a car convoy protest on the street outside a hotel in Melbourne’s north where refugees and asylum seekers were being detained. ABC News reports that at around 2pm on ...continue reading

Law on Obtaining Australian Driver Licence by False Statements or Dishonest Means

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 26-year-old Afghan immigrant has had the approval for his Australian citizenship revoked after it surfaced that he had used a fake driver licence to pursue a job of becoming a truck driver. Ali Haidari travelled by boat to Australia in February 2010 and was allowed a permanent ...continue reading

The Minimum Passing Distance Rule in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   According to Transport for NSW, each year on average, nine bicycle riders are killed and more than 1900 end up seriously injured across NSW. Of the total road deaths in the state, cyclists represent approximately 2.5 percent and about 16 percent of serious injuries. For this reason, the ...continue reading

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