Articles by Sydney Criminal Lawyers

NSW Premier Continues Assault on Civil Liberties


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The Berejiklian government is continuing its assault on civil liberties with the implementation of a further range of oppressive national security measures. And this time, Gladys’ new counterterrorism policy is aimed firmly at teenagers. On February 7, the state Coalition government announced it will be spending $6 million on setting up ...

Justice at Last: Good Cop Found Not Guilty!


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim A Queensland jury has returned a not guilty verdict in favour of former Gold Coast Police Sergeant Rick Flori who was charged with ‘misconduct in public office’ after allegedly leaking footage of his colleagues bashing a handcuffed young man, chef Noa Begic, in the basement carpark of a police ...

Bigotry Rife Within the NSW Police Force


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim A recent investigation into the handling of internal complaints against police has revealed further evidence of the culture of sexism and homophobia ingrained in the NSW Police Force. Sexualised comments A NSW police detective, who calls herself ‘Jen’ for fear of reprisals, has detailed years of sexual harassment that ...

Arrest Made in Murder of Sydney Criminal Lawyer


Homicide detectives have arrested the man they suspect of murdering Sydney criminal lawyer Ho Ledinh at a café in Bankstown last month. Arrested trying to flee The suspect was arrested at Sydney International Airport as he attempted to leave the country on a flight to Bali. Police say they moved in when the man’s passport ...

The World’s Biggest Terrorist was a Fascist


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A strange anomaly has been occurring over recent years across social media platforms and political websites, which involves individuals claiming the Nazi party were socialists. Indeed, these pundits would have us believe Adolf Hitler was something of a Bolshevik. Nazi is a shortened version of the German term Nationalsozialistische, ...

Catholic Church: $30 Billion But Won’t Pay Child Sexual Assault Victims


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Wealthy, ruthless and immoral: these are some of the words used to describe the Catholic Church during the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Despite its wealth being comparable to some of Australia’s largest corporations, the Church has fought for many years against compensating victims ...

Pokies Control Pollies


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim New South Wales is second only to Nevada in the USA as the state with the most poker machines in the world. Our state has over 95,000 poker machines, generating hundreds of millions of dollars every year for the state government. Indeed, the gaming industry has been referred to ...

New Protections for Company Whistleblowers


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim The Turnbull government has introduced a bill designed to protect whistleblowers within the private sector, but those who expose crime and corruption within government will continue to face criminal prosecution. Those in favour of broad whistleblower protections have called the bill a move in the right direction, while at ...

Decline in Strikes Contributes to Wage Stagnation


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim As the Fair Work Commission ordered NSW rail workers on January 25 to abandon their planned work stoppage, union representatives warned that the ability to strike in this country is “very nearly dead.” Fair Work Commission senior deputy president Jonathan Hamberger ruled that an indefinite ban on overtime, as well as ...

Government to Introduce Tougher Road Rules


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim The New South Wales Government is setting harsher penalties for drink and drug affected drivers. Twenty-eight people died on NSW roads during the 2017-2018 summer holiday period – more than double the previous year. And 2017 was the third year in a row that the yearly road toll increased, ...