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TikTok Craze Could Lead to Assault Charges

by Sonia Hickey
Schools have been the victims of the latest TikTok craze. Teachers could be next. Several schools have warned students that if they’re caught participating in the Tik Tok craze which involves vandalizing school property, they will be charged by police....

Police Brutally Assault Anti-Lockdown Protester

by Sonia Hickey
In amongst all the footage of this week’s Melbourne protests, a horrific video has emerged of a police officer approaching a man from behind and violently throwing him head first to the ground at Flinders Station in the CBD –...

Anti-lockdown Protester Sent to Prison

by Sonia Hickey
It has been reported that a Victorian man was sentenced to a full term of eight months in prison, with a minimum term of three months, after pleading guilty to offences related to organising yesterday’s anti-lockdown protest in Sydney. According...

The Impact of Lockdowns on Australia’s Youth

by Sonia Hickey
Social isolation resulting from lockdowns, a lack of hope for the future and fear of the virus are fuelling anxiety and depression among Australian children and teenagers at alarming rates. Mental Health problems in young people The Royal Australian and...

Victim of Police Brutality Commences Legal Proceedings

by Sonia Hickey
An Indigenous man is seeking damages in the New South Wales Supreme Court for spinal injuries sustained as a result of being violently thrown to the ground by police officers. The Court has heard the man sustained significant injuries including...

The Offence of Assaulting a Police Officer in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner has defended the actions of police officers who manhandled a 62-year old female store manager while arresting her for not wearing a face mask at an organic food store in Bowral in the...

Couple Charged with Assault After Altercation Over QR Code Check-In

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A couple has been charged with assault and affray after they allegedly attacked a restaurant owner and a customer when they refused to use the QR check-in code at a restaurant in Forster on the mid-New South Wales Coast. The...

What is False Imprisonment in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A false imprisonment occurs where a person is detained in contravention of the law. It can happen where police officers exercise an unlawful arrest; in other words; arrest a person in the absence of a warrant and without complying with...

NSW Police Officer Charged With Assaulting First Nations Teenager

by Paul Gregoire
Eleven months after the fact, a NSW police officer was charged on Tuesday with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault, after he swept the legs of a 16-year-old First Nations boy out from under him in a Surry...

The Offence of Using a Phone or Internet Service to Make a Threat in Australia

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A controversial plan to build a restaurant and bar on the sand at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach has attracted it’s fair share of criticism since the plan was first revealed last year. New South Wales Planning Minister Rob Stokes has...
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