Category: Assault Charges

Parking Spot Punch-up

Police Press Charges Over Parking Spot Punch-up


It has been reported that two men are facing assault charges arising from an incident on John Street in Cabramatta yesterday, during which they allegedly attacked a driver over a claim to a parking spot. The incident, which was filmed by members of the public, shows two men approach the driver side of a green …
mental health

Section 32 Mental Health Applications in New South Wales


A former partner of accounting firm KPMG has faced Manly Local Court after admitting using a corkscrew to threaten a Liberal party campaigner, punching him in the stomach while holding the object, calling him a “paedophile supporter” and tearing down election posters for Tony Abbott in the lead-up to the federal election. The lawyers for …
Raining on the street

‘One Punch Laws’ – The Offence of Assault Causing Death in NSW


In December 2017, 22-year old Jack Hanley died from injuries resulting from being struck in the head by then 20-year old Reece Watherston, during a drunken brawl on the corner of Hindley and Morphett streets in Adelaide’s nightclub precinct. Mr Hanley was later charged with manslaughter and the case proceeded to a judge-alone trial in …
Cavile Gold Coast

Lockout Laws Don’t Reduce Alcohol Consumption


A new study into the Queensland lockout laws have found that they have offered virtually no benefit in reducing violence or curbing dangerous alcohol consumption. Researchers from the University of Queensland, Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology studied the effect of the laws from 2014 to 2017. This included looking at blood alcohol readings …
Waverley courthouse

The Offence of Common Assault in NSW: Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900


It has been reported that former German soccer international, and Liverpool and Newcastle Premier League midfielder, Dietmar Hamann was arrested on Friday night after an altercation with his girlfriend at a home in Bronte. The 45-year old was charged with common assault and an application was made against him for an apprehended domestic violence order …
Police assault on Australia day

NSW District Court Judge Slams Brutal Police


Judge Roy Ellis of the New South Wales District Court has made clear there was no excuse for police officers to violently drag 28-year old Indigenous man Carl Hoppner from a police vehicle at Toronto Police Station on Australia Day last year before repeatedly punching and kicking him while he lay handcuffed and huddled on …
Domestic murder

Domestic Violence Murders Double in New South Wales


According to data recently released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), the number of domestic violence-related murders in New South Wales has doubled over the past year The statistics also suggest that after years of steady decline, several other categories of violent crime are also on the rise. Domestic violence homicides The …
Gladys Berejiklian

Coalition Re-Elected Despite its Assault on Civil Liberties. So What’s Next?


NSW has spoken. And at the polling booths the collective said that what it wants is another four years of the fun police. Premier Gladys Berejiklian is back with a majority, which means a resounding no to festivals, no to the night time economy and a “just say no” to drug decriminalisation. It’s been five …
Gladys Berejiklian from Sydney

Journalist Manhandled by Premier’s Minders


The Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, was in Brunswick Heads, a popular tourist spot on the state’s North Coast, when a local journalist attempted to make his way towards her to ask questions. Instead of getting anywhere near the Premier, the journalist was manhandled by her minders and taken in the opposite direction. …
egg

Fraser Anning’s Reaction to Being Egged: Assault or Self-Defence?


Most agree that Queensland senator Faser Anning’s public response to the terrorist massacre in Christchurch where 50 defenceless Muslims – including children – were slaughtered as they prayed in two mosques, has been nothing short of disgraceful. As a result, the senator has been censured by parliament and both the prime minister and opposition leader …