Category: False Accusations

New Tenancy Laws Support Domestic Violence Victims


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Victims of domestic violence will soon be able to flee their homes faster and without penalty if they need to abandon a private or government tenancy, under new residential tenancy laws. The changes are designed to offer victims better protection from abusive partners. Currently, complainants on a fixed lease ...

The Consequences of False Accusation Cases in NSW


Have you ever been the subject of a false accusation which led to you being investigated, or even charged with a criminal offence? If someone has falsely accused you of a crime, it’s a good idea to speak to a lawyer to see if they can be prosecuted and held accountable for their actions. False ...

Body Cams a Win for the Police and the Public


NSW Police officers are to be equipped with “body cams”, lightweight video cameras that are clipped to officers’ uniforms when they are dealing with the public. This new initiative was announced recently by the NSW Government, and is expected to roll out over the next two years at a cost of approximately $4 million. The lightweight video ...

False AVO Applications Made a Crime


Making a false application for an apprehended personal violence order (APVO) has become a crime under legislation passed by the NSW Parliament in October. Under the changes, first announced by NSW Attorney General Greg Smith, offenders found guilty of making a false application for an APVO face fines of up to $1,100, or a 12-month ...