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Assault Offences in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
Police are searching for five men who are alleged to have assaulted a 71-year old man on the street at St Johns Road in Bradbury, south of Campbelltown, at around 6.30pm on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. It is alleged the...

The Offence of Failing to Comply With a Public Health Order

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that at around 9.20am on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, a 41-year old woman from Queanbeyan in south eastern New South Wales was walking along a street in Cooma when she allegedly “stepped in front of another...

The Great Aussie Shit Fight Over Toilet Paper

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
At first, it was mildly humorous to see people stocking up on toilet paper. And to see the various memes floating around the internet taking the mickey out of the latest Australian shopping craze, showing innovative solutions, like toilets hooked...

The Offence of Choking, Suffocation and Strangulation in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
In December 2018, the NSW Parliament passed the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill which inserted a new section 37(1A) into the Crimes Act 1900. Unlike the existing section 37, subsection (1A) does not require the prosecution to prove that the defendant’s...

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...
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