Category: Aggravated Sexual Assault

Men Charged A Second Time Over the Death of Lynette Daley


On the day after Australia Day in 2011, Paramedics were called to a remote area of Ten Mile Beach in Northern New South Wales. On the sand, a woman lay dead. Two men were with her when she died. For the past five years, the family and friends of 33-year-old mother Lynette Daley have been ...

Do People Lie About Sexual Assault?


Incidents of sexual assault have been widely publicised in the media following a number of high-profile cases, including that of Kings Cross nightclub heir Luke Lazarus. Data published in 2014 indicates that Australia has a huge problem with sexual assault – with 1 in 5 Australian women, and 1 in 20 men, reporting experiencing some ...

Mandatory Indefinite Sentencing – A Good Idea?


How would you feel if you were sent to prison for an indefinite period of time? Such a scenario had been proposed by the Victoria state government before its election defeat over the weekend In a bid for popularity, the Liberal Napthine government had planned to introduce indefinite prison sentences for persons who repeatedly commit ...

Validity of Anti-Biker Laws Upheld by the High Court


The High Court recently dismissed a challenge to the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act, upholding its validity. The decision is the latest in a long running saga between the United Motorcycle Council and State governments. Governments have passed various pieces of legislation aimed at dismantling the operations of motorcycle gangs after a number of violent ...

How long a Sentence is Life?


It can be extremely distressing when you find out a loved one has been given a sentence of life imprisonment. Life sentences can be given to someone who is guilty of a very serious crime, such as Murder; Aggravated Sexual Assault; Sexual Intercourse with a Child under 10 years; Large Commercial Drug Supply, Manufacture or ...