High Court Decides What Constitutes Criminal Damage

High Court Hears Protester Appeal – What Constitutes Criminal Damage Today we argued our appeal in the High Court against an environmental protestor’s conviction for ‘destroy or damage property’ under s 195 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). We are appealing lower court decisions that the protestor ‘damaged’ a coal ship loader by attaching himself to it in protest Read more about High Court Decides What Constitutes Criminal Damage[…]

U.S. Police Officer Charged with the Murder & Manslaughter of Australian Woman

In the United States, a former police officer Mohamed Noor will stand trial for murder and manslaughter charges for the 2017 shooting of an Australian woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk. An unwarranted and tragic death in the U.S. On 15 July 2017, Ms Ruszczyk believed that a possible sexual assault was taking place in an alley behind her Read more about U.S. Police Officer Charged with the Murder & Manslaughter of Australian Woman[…]

Horrific Recording of Disability Carer Abusing Disabled Child

An audio recording obtained by the ABC reveals the horrific abuse that occurs within the disability care sector. Horrific recording reveals abuse of disabled boy The recording was made in 2016 by a not-for-profit organisation that was running a group home for teens. The organisation reported the matter to the Police, Children’s Guardian and NSW Read more about Horrific Recording of Disability Carer Abusing Disabled Child[…]

Police Watchlist Targeting Children needs to be Removed

In an earlier article this year, we wrote about a secret police watchlist called the Suspect Target Management Plan (STMP). The STMP is a list that identifies people who police believe are at risk of committing an offence in the future. Almost half of the people targeted by the STMP are under the age of Read more about Police Watchlist Targeting Children needs to be Removed[…]