Category: Common Assault

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


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 accused of domestic violence. The story so far In case you missed it, Ben Barba, …
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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 …
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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 …
Sydney University

Is Hazing a Criminal Offence?


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 was published by the organisation ‘End Rape on Campus’, after an investigation into residential colleges …
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Ambos Under Attack: Paramedics Twice as Likely as Police to be Assaulted


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 incidents as they occur. Latest incident Paramedics were called to King Street Wharf Bar, Darling …
Sydney University

Hazing Alive and Well in Australia


Being encouraged to ejaculate into the shampoo bottles of females students, lighting pubic hair on fire, posting photos of the underwear of sexual ‘conquests’, and dangerous binge drinking are just some of the rituals outlined in the 211-page Red Zone Report into Australian universities, which is the product of an extensive investigation into hazing practises at …