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Affray Offences and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   Police have arrested three men and are searching for a fourth, after a brawl which saw three teenage girls allegedly assaulted in the CBD on Mardi Gras. At nearly 10pm at night, emergency services were called to Pirrama Park in Pyrmont, after reports were made that a group of people were fighting. ...continue reading

Animal Cruelty Offences and Defences in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A man has been charged after allegedly killing a family’s pet dog during a violent break and enter near Liverpool in late January. Police allege a home on Glider Ave in Middleton Grange was broken into sometime between late at night on January 30 and 1pm on January 31, 2021. When the ...continue reading

Destroy or Damage Property with Fire or Explosive Laws & Penalties in NSW

Image credit: Ralf Neumann Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the bizarre moment a woman boarded a bus and allegedly lit a fire that ended up destroying the vehicle and forcing an evacuation of its driver and passengers on the NSW Mid North Coast. Around 1:15pm on Thursday 11 March 2021, fire crews by ...continue reading

The Offence of Stealing a Car or Motor Vehicle in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s never been easier to have food delivered to your doorstep. Indeed, with the myriad of food-ordering apps now available, meals can now be dropped off to you, sometimes within minutes. But while the food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years, so too has it swamped ...continue reading

The Offence of Stealing Animals Ordinarily Kept in Confinement in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Let’s face it, piglets are pretty darn cute. Sure, they may not be for everyone. But if you ask us, it’s hard not to be enticed by their adorable baby-pig size, their playful nature, enthusiastic outlook, even their vocabulary of oinks, snorts and squeals. For one Canberra man, the ...continue reading

Speed Camera Warning Signs Removed in NSW

Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Speeding fines have soared, following the NSW Government’s decision to remove warning signs for speed cameras. Following the controversial move to remove signs, strip back vehicle markings and increase time of monitoring on the roads, monthly fines have skyrocketed. Data shows that whereas 32,637 speeding camera fines were issued ...continue reading

Providing False or Misleading Information Laws and Penalties in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A police hunt is underway for an unlicensed driver who allegedly struck a six-year-old boy in a four-wheel-drive in Melbourne’s north, leaving the child with a broken arm. According to reports from Victoria Police, the incident took place around 8:30pm on Tuesday 9 March 2021, when a 20-year-old male ...continue reading

The Crime of Kidnapping in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A shocking incident has unfolded in which a seven-year-old girl was allegedly locked inside a toilet cubicle by a teenage boy who pushed her inside and stopped her from leaving. Reports from NSW Police inform that around 5:30pm on Saturday 27 February 2021, a young girl entered a public ...continue reading

The Offence of Rape and Consent Laws in NSW Explained

Image by Sunflowerey. Poppy Morandin.   Christian Porter has taken mental health leave from his position as Attorney-General, following coming forward as the cabinet Minister accused of an historical rape. Mr Porter has refused to step down, announcing at a recent press conference that: “If I stand down from my position as Attorney General because ...continue reading

Penalties for Smuggling Illegal Wildlife in Australia

Image by ChameleonsEye. Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   The risky task of smuggling contraband across borders is not for the faint-hearted. Indeed, smuggling isn’t the same as simply running your everyday errand – those who sign up to the challenge must concoct wild and whacky schemes to bring across their forbidden goods, often employing ...continue reading

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