Category: Assault Charges

Aboriginal Elder Strip Searched on Busy Sydney Road


The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission announced at the end of October that it was launching an investigation into the use of strip searches by NSW police. The inquiry is in response to growing allegations that officers are abusing their powers. This was against a backdrop of a growing awareness that strip search use is increasing in ...

Preventing Violence Against Women: An Interview With Girl Geek Academy’s Sarah Moran


Last year, 69 women were killed violently across Australia. This brings the murdered women death toll in this country since 2012 to 506, according to Counting the Dead Women Australia project researchers from gender equality group Destroy the Joint. And in the overwhelming majority of these cases, the perpetrators were men who were known to their victims. The ...

Danny Lim to Challenge NSW Police After Brutality Incident


Iconic Sydney protester Danny Lim has been brightening the lives of city commuters for years now with his sandwich board signs emblazoned with colourful political messages designed to make a point as well as produce a smile from the passersby. However, last Friday morning, several NSW police officers decided it was time to give the former ...

Sixty Nine Australian Women Killed Last Year in Domestic Attacks


Carla Hales was killed with an axe in her home in the Perth suburb of Munster on 28 December last year. The 30-year-old woman was hacked to death by Jesse de Beaux, an unknown assailant, who’d was released from a nearby hospital a day earlier after being a voluntary mental health patient. Ms Hales death brought ...

Dozens of NSW Police Officers Charged with Assault and Sexual Offences


Police offers swear an oath to uphold and enforce the law, but what happens when officers themselves are themselves charged with violent of sexual offences? It has been reported that since October 2016, 30 New South Wales police officers have been charged with offences ranging from reckless damage and common assault through to child sex ...

Assault Rates Drop as Young People Reduce Their Alcohol Consumption


Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The holiday season is upon us once more. It’s that time of year when everything begins to wind down and people come together with their relatives and friends to celebrate. And of course, with alcohol being the main legal drug in this country, copious amounts of it are consumed. A new ...

Criminal Charges Tarnish Rugby League’s Reputation


The Australian Rugby League Commission, which controls and administrator the game, has announced a trial of new rules for junior players in a bid to stem the tide of kids leaving the sport. The shake-up is being described as the “most radical” in the sport’s 110-year history, as the embattled code tries to rebuild its ...

Arguments Over Games Escalate to Physical 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 ...

Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Police Misconduct


By Ugur Nedim and Sonia Hickey We have reported on several cases where taxpayers have been left to foot the bill for the misconduct of police officers, from the costs of legal representation to damages awards for police brutality and other forms of criminal conduct. Taxpayers across Australia are paying millions of dollars every year ...

Does Watching Aggressive Sport Increase the Likelihood of Violence?


By Ugur Nedim and Zeb Holmes On 6 October 2018, UFC lightweight mixed martial arts (MMA) champ Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov made easy work of serial trash-talker ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor in a spectacle touted as the biggest MMA fight in history. McGregor’s decimation in UFC 229 came months after he and his cohorts attacked ...