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Is Vaping a Criminal Offence in New South Wales?

Australian laws that apply to e-cigarettes, commonly known as ‘vapes’, have undergone significant change in recent times, leaving users understandably confused about whether their favourite habit is still legal in the country. And while it’s true the regulation of vapes...

The Offence of Unlawfully Importing a Firearm into Australia

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A woman from the United States was arrested by Australian Border Force (ABF) earlier this week over allegations she attempted to import a firearm into Australia. But the pistol was not just any old firearm - but a 24 carat...

Is It a Crime to Import Cigarettes into Australia?

The tax on tobacco in Australia is astronomical, pushing the average price of a cigarette packet beyond forty dollars in recent months. The tax has been justified on public health grounds, and has been partially responsible for significantly reducing the...

New Zealand Customs Can Now Require Your Passwords

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New Zealand is reported to have become the first country in the world to pass laws requiring travellers to reveal their personal passwords to electronic devices such as phones and computers at the border, and Australia is likely follow in...

12 Reasons to Choose 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...
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