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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...

Hazing Alive and Well in Australia

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
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...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter...

NSW Police Officer Found Guilty of Assault and Perjury

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A New South Wales police officer who tasered a man three times and then lied about the circumstances in court has been found guilty of both common assault and perjury. The story so far In June 2013, former police sergeant...

Man Faces Prison for Allegedly Head-Butting Tony Abbott

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The man accused of head-butting Tony Abbott during his trip to Tasmania last month has had his charge upgraded. Hobart DJ Astro Labe was originally charged with common assault, but the charge against him has now been upgraded to ‘causing...

An Unfair Dismissal? An Interview with Former Police Constable Hugh Brennan

by Paul Gregoire
We’ve reported on a number of police officers who’ve engaged in crime, corruption and other forms of misconduct, yet still been allowed to remain on the NSW Police Force. There are currently hundreds of officers on the NSW force with...
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