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Another NSW Police Officer Faces Court Over Assault Charges

by Sonia Hickey
Another senior NSW police officer is facing court accused of multiple assault offences while on duty. He has been charged with two counts of common assault and one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, in relation to an incident which...

Police Press Charges Over Parking Spot Punch-up

by Ugur Nedim
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...

Section 32 Mental Health Applications in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
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...

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

by Ugur Nedim
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...

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

by Ugur Nedim
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,...

Ben Barba May Be Banned for Life after Being Accused of Domestic Violence

by Sonia Hickey
The NRL top brass have been taking an increasingly tough stance on players accused of criminal offences in recent times. Now, CEO Todd Greenberg has announced that star player Ben Barba faces a life-long ban from the game after being...

Criminal Charges Tarnish Rugby League’s Reputation

by Sonia Hickey
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...

Arguments Over Games Escalate to Physical Violence

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
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...

Is Hazing a Criminal Offence?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
As stories continue to emerge of dangerous and sadistic initiation rituals on University campuses, it’s interesting to explore where ‘hazing’ stands in terms of the law in New South Wales. Earlier this year, the Red Zone Report into Australian universities...

Ambos Under Attack: Paramedics Twice as Likely as Police to be Assaulted

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
In the wake of a spate of violent attacks on paramedics and emergency service workers, the Health Services Union (HSU) is calling for frontline staff to be fitted with body cameras in an attempt to deter would-be offenders and capture...
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