Category: Assault Charges

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. …
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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 …
Lockout Laws in Sydney

Relaxing the Lockouts for Mardi Gras Exposes the Flaws in the Law


The NSW government has agreed to relax the lockouts for Mardi Gras for the second year running. Patrons will now be locked out of Oxford Street, Kings Cross and Sydney CBD venues at 3 am, rather than the now usual 1.30 am. Keep Sydney Open and Liberal City of Sydney councillor Christine Forster were behind …
Victoria Police

Police Officers Allegedly Assaulted by Intoxicated Group


Victoria Police has now arrested six people over an incident involving alleged assaults on two police officers over the weekend, in what police have described as a ‘sickening attack’. CCTV footage of the incident appears to show the group attacking the police, at one point depicting a man repeatedly lifting and throwing one of the …
Abused man

Are Male Victims of Domestic Violence Overlooked?


Twenty-two year old Alex Skeel was found bruised, bloodied and close to death when discovered by police in the flat he shared with his partner Jordan Worth, the mother of his children. Ms Worth told officers her boyfriend suffered from a medical condition that caused him to have “bouts of self-harm” and had “hurt himself”. …
Gavel law

What is Grievous Bodily Harm in Criminal Law?


17-year old Brae Lewis and his 15-year old girlfriend, Kyesha Finemore, had a tumultuous relationship involving frequent arguments and even physical violence. But on a fateful day in May 2016, the level of violence went to a whole other level. During an argument, Brae doused his partner with petrol before “flicking” a lighter which caused …
Ribbon for HIV and Aids

Ending HIV Criminalisation


On 20 December last year, the WA Court of Appeal reduced the sentence CJ Palmer is serving for her conviction of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm by transmitting of HIV. Her overall sentence was cut from six years to four, and she’s now eligible for parole this April, rather than in early 2021. The prosecution claimed the …
Big Mac

Man Calls Police Over Maccas Mix-Up


53-year old Leslie McDonagh says he suffers from a “severe allergy” to onions. So the Englishman was less than impressed when the Big Mac he ordered from a McDonald’s store in Manchester one Friday night came with onions after he specifically told staff the vegetable would make him sick. Mr McDonagh, who had consumed several …
Police on CCTV

Police Make Confidential Payout to Victim of Brutality


After going to extraordinary lengths to hide the actions of officers who assaulted and mistreated a woman in custody, Victoria Police are also trying to keep quiet about paying her half a million dollars in compensation. Reports have emerged that Victoria Police have made a payout of more than $500,000 to settle a case involving …