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[…]

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[…]

The Impact of Trauma on the Legal Process

New laws have been introduced in New South Wales to help juries understand the impact of trauma on victims of sexual assault. What is trauma? An event is traumatic when it causes a person to be incapable of coping with a situation. A traumatic experience may occur when the person is subjected to a threat Read more about The Impact of Trauma on the Legal Process[…]

Alleged Criminal Syndicate Charged with Dishonesty Offences

Several individuals have been arrested and charged over their alleged involvement in a wide-ranging scam that was run from inside an immigration detention centre. Alleged criminal syndicate charged with range of dishonesty offences Police suspect that a male detainee at Villawood Detention Centre was running a wide-ranging scam netting close to $3 million using 16 mobile phones. He has Read more about Alleged Criminal Syndicate Charged with Dishonesty Offences[…]

Push for Pill Testing after Defqon.1 Deaths

An annual music festival has ended with the tragic deaths of two young people and several people hospitalised for suspected drug overdoses. Defqon.1, a Sydney hardstyle music festival, was held over the weekend attracting a crowd of over 30,000. Police reported up to 700 people seeking help from medical staff at the music festival. Ten Read more about Push for Pill Testing after Defqon.1 Deaths[…]

Criminal Charges Arising out of the Banking Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has revealed that financial institutions have engaged in misconduct and conduct falling below acceptable community standards. The majority of the banking representatives who have appeared before the Royal Commission have admitted to instances where their company has breached  legal and moral obligations but Read more about Criminal Charges Arising out of the Banking Royal Commission[…]

Successful $3.7m Defamation Claim against Radio Broadcaster

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones and his Sydney radio station 2GB’s licensee Harbour Radio and 4BC have been ordered to pay $3.7 million in damages for defamatory statements made against the Wagner brothers. False allegations about the Grantham family In 2014 to 2015, Mr Jones made allegations that the Wagner brothers were responsible for the deaths in Read more about Successful $3.7m Defamation Claim against Radio Broadcaster[…]

42-Year-Old Man to Face Additional 210 Charges

A 42-year-old man is facing court today for a long list of offences related to alleged child abuse. The man to face an additional 210 charges He was arrested last week after police allegedly found thousands of videos and photos containing child abuse material at his home. He was charged with a range of offences Read more about 42-Year-Old Man to Face Additional 210 Charges[…]

Crackdown on Driving Offences from September

New laws are set to come into effect in September which will increase the penalties for drug driving and illegal mobile phone use. These are the changes that you need to know to ensure that you avoid being hit with demerit points, a fine or licence disqualification. Mobile Drug Testing Regime The current system of Read more about Crackdown on Driving Offences from September[…]

The Law on Revenge Porn: Distributing Intimate Images

At the end of last year, the Federal Government introduced new laws into Parliament targeting those who share revenge porn. “Revenge porn” is the term used to describe the unauthorised sharing of intimate images or videos. This includes the use of faked intimate images. Research has shown that a staggering 23 per cent of those aged 16 to Read more about The Law on Revenge Porn: Distributing Intimate Images[…]