Changes to reporting traffic crashes to Police

NSW Police are reminding motorists of the changes to reporting traffic crashes which come into effect next month. The new streamlined process starts on Wednesday 15 October 2014 as part of a red-tape reduction initiative to better manage crashes on NSW roads. From that date, police will only be required to attend and investigate crashes Read more about Changes to reporting traffic crashes to Police[…]

NSW follows VIC on gay sex convictions

Thirty years ago gay men faced jail time for homosexuality-related offences in NSW. Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith introduced his private member’s bill in NSW parliament on Thursday which he said would correct the wrongs of the past. “No one should have to continue to suffer the disadvantage of having a criminal conviction for sexual Read more about NSW follows VIC on gay sex convictions[…]

Medical marijuana moves closer to becoming legal in NSW

Terminally ill patients will soon be able to use cannabis without fear of being charged in NSW, as the Baird government moves closer to legalising the drug for medical use. On Tuesday the Victorian government introduced legislation removing barriers to clinical trials of medical cannabis. NSW premier Mike Baird, who made the announcement on Tuesday, Read more about Medical marijuana moves closer to becoming legal in NSW[…]

Black market in tobacco booming in Sydney

Cigarette smuggling on the rise, one in eight cigarettes smuggled Areas with large migrant populations are prime markets for the trade Some smuggled cigarettes contain ‘mould, faeces and even asbestos’ 500,000 cigarettes and $1m in cash seized in recent raids It is emerging as one of the most lucrative illegal trades on the streets of Read more about Black market in tobacco booming in Sydney[…]

NSW may beat Victoria to legalise medical cannabis

Momentum is gathering in NSW to legalise cannabis for medical purposes, hot on the heels of Victorian Opposition Labor Leader Daniel Andrews’ pledge to legalise medical cannabis oil for terminally ill people if he wins the state election in November. Labor MP Adam Searle, who was part of a NSW parliamentary inquiry into legalising cannabis Read more about NSW may beat Victoria to legalise medical cannabis[…]

NSW Police Community Engagement Day – Fairfield Eyewatch

NSW Police Force will host Sydney’s largest community engagement and awareness event in the city’s south west on Saturday. Fairfield Local Area Command will host the third annual NSW Police Community Engagement Day at Fairfield High School between 10am and 3pm Saturday (6 September 2014). The event, in its fourth year will showcase the varied Read more about NSW Police Community Engagement Day – Fairfield Eyewatch[…]

New NSW bail act to take victims, organised crime links into account

Factors including links to organised crime and a victims’ view of their safety will be taken into account when courts are deciding whether to grant bail to accused criminals under changes signed off by state cabinet in response to fury over controversial recent decisions. The changes, to be announced by Attorney General Brad Hazzard on Read more about New NSW bail act to take victims, organised crime links into account[…]