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Is Failing to Disclose HIV/AIDS Status Before Sexual Intercourse a Criminal Offence?

by Sonia Hickey
A Sydney man has been found not guilty after being charged with failing to disclose his positive HIV status to a woman he had sexual intercourse with.  NSW Local Court magistrate Sharon Holdsworth heard the case in a closed courtroom,...

Police Officer Charged Over Brutal Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A police officer who approached a member of the public from behind and violently threw him to the ground, leaving him in a pool of blood and urine, has been charged with recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault. The man...

The Offence of Wounding or Causing Grievous Bodily Harm With Intent in NSW

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Since 2007, all New South Wales venues have been ‘smoke free’ except for designated smoking areas, and any individual who doesn’t abide by the rules can be fined $300. Altercation over smoking According to reports, a  group of five men...

The Offences of Reckless Wounding and Intentional Wounding in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that a 36-year old man was stabbed in the head during a fight at a house on Glencoe Avenue, Werrington County in Sydney’s greater western suburbs just before 10pm last night. Emergency services were called to...

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...

What is Grievous Bodily Harm in Criminal Law?

by Ugur Nedim
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....

Ending HIV Criminalisation

by Paul Gregoire
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...

The Far-Right’s Assault on LGBTIQ Communities

by Paul Gregoire
In another development in the current global shift to the far-right, the world’s fourth largest democracy Brazil elected extremely divisive presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro to office on October 28. And as seems to be part and parcel of the right-wing...

Teen Charged with Causing Grievous Bodily Harm

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, after allegedly confessing to slashing a young schoolgirl’s face. Girl allegedly slashed on the way to school The 12-year old girl is alleged to have been...

The Foetal Manslaughter Debate. Should Unborn Babies be Separately Protected?

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Currently in New South Wales, a person who destroys a foetus can be charged with causing grievous bodily harm against the mother, but not with a separate crime such as manslaughter or murder against the unborn baby. However, a recent...
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