Articles by Ugur Nedim

Video Games Lead to Violence


24-year old Manly Sea Eagles Rugby League star Dylan Walker is facing Manly Local Court today charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault against his fiancée of the same age, Alexandra Ivkovic, last Thursday evening. Emergency services were called to the couple’s Dee Why home after Walker allegedly yanked the mother of ...

More Music Festival Overdoses, But Still No Pill Testing


Another music festival, another death from a drug overdose – and the festival season is just beginning. 19-year Callum Brosnan from Baulkham Hills is dead and three other young adults are in critical conditions after suspected drug overdoses at the “Knockout Games of Destiny” dance festival at Sydney Showground on Saturday night. Callum was found ...

Parking Inspectors Given the Power to Issue Demerit Points


The NSW government has given parking inspectors the power to issue demerit points for certain parking offences, in addition to the fines that apply to those offences. The move has led to fierce debate about whether council rangers should be able to wield such powers, and whether illegal parking should attract demerit points at all. ...

Should Students be Suspended for Striking?


In September this year, nine-year old Brisbane school girl Harper Nielsen refused to stand for the national anthem at Queensland’s Kenmore South State School on the basis that is fails to recognise Australia’s Indigenous history. The school demanded the year 4 student either stand or leave the building – but she refused to do either. As ...

Penalty for Arson to Increase in New South Wales


The NSW Parliament passed laws overnight which will increase the maximum penalty for being reckless as to whether a fire you created spreads to public land or the private land of another person, from 14 to 25 years in prison. Putting community safety first In a press release, Attorney General Mark Speakman claimed the Community ...

Is it Legal to Eat or Drink While Driving in NSW?


It has been reported that a 19-year old driver in Perth was issued with an infringement notice for $300 and three demerit points after allegedly driving while eating a bowl of breakfast cereal. The incident has triggered discussion about whether and, if so, in what circumstances it may be an offence to eat food or ...

NSW Magistrate Faces Misconduct Hearing


A hearing commenced yesterday in the Conduct Division of the Judicial Commission of NSW into complaints that a magistrate abused her position by bullying and belittling defendants, calling on prosecutors to press additional charges against them and ordering that they remain behind bars without hearing submissions from either the prosecution or defence. Former Newcastle Family ...

NRL Star Accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault


Things have gone from bad to worse for former Parramatta Eels Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne. It has been reported that the two time Dally M medallist and former San Francisco 49ers player – against whom civil proceedings for sexual battery were commenced in California last year – voluntarily attended Ryde police station this afternoon, ...

Parking Rules to be Relaxed in NSW


The New South Wales government has announced that a “saving grace period” will be introduced for parking bays which issue physical tickets. The new rules are scheduled to apply from 31 January 2019, and enable motorists parked in a paid bays for an hour or more to apply to have their fines waived if they ...

Man Stabbed While Allegedly Saving 7-Year Old Girl from Sexual Assault


It has been reported that a 46-year old man was stabbed in the abdomen and neck during an altercation which ensued when he allegedly confronted a 54-year old man who was attempting to sexually assault a 7-year old girl in a toilet block underneath a dance studio on Railway Road in Kogarah just before 8pm last ...