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Sydney Police Officer Accused of ‘Vile, Cowardly and Intolerable’ Conduct

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney police officer has been charged under the Criminal Code Act 1995 after allegedly threatening a public official in a phone call to Federal Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. Ms Hanson-Young says the threats made by the officer were about...

Commonwealth to Strengthen Laws Against Online Bullying

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Commonwealth cyberbullying legislation is currently contained in a number of sections of the Criminal Code Act 1995. Section 474.17 of that Act, for example, makes it an offence punishable by up to three years’ imprisonment to use a carriage service...

New Zealand Customs Can Now Require Your Passwords

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
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...

Government to Give Itself Greater Power to Seize the Assets of Citizens

by Paul Gregoire
A Senate committee has just given the Turnbull government the green light to nationalise a scheme that allows government to seize citizens’ assets unless their legitimate origins can be explained, even if the owner of the wealth hasn’t been charged...

Crimes Against Humanity: An Interview with Human Rights Lawyer Julian Burnside

by Paul Gregoire
The Norwegian freighter MV Tampa entered Australian waters on 29 August 2001, carrying 433 asylum seekers who’d been stranded on a fishing boat in the Indian Ocean. The vessel crossed the maritime boundary close to Christmas Island, despite having been refused...

10 Years in Prison for Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 12-year investigation has culminated in the sentencing of a businessman behind what has been described as Australia’s biggest tax fraud. The NSW Supreme Court has sentenced Gold Coast businessman Michael Issakidis to a full term of ten years in...

Police Get Extra Powers and Courts Close for Commonwealth Games

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that case-activity at Queensland’s second busiest courthouse will be significantly reduced during the Commonwealth Games in April, due to traffic and congestion expected on the Gold Coast. Courtrooms shut down Between April 3 and 15, only...

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...

Can Police Demand the Password to My Phone or Computer?

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Many will recall last year’s battle between the United States Justice Department and technology giant Apple, whereby the former spent millions of dollars trying to force the latter to unlock the IPhone of a gunman allegedly involved in the San...

Centrelink’s Release of Critic’s Personal Information May Be a Crime

by Zeb Holmes
A prominent barrister believes the federal human services minister or one of his staff may have committed a crime by releasing a Centrelink client’s personal information. Robert Richter QC was commissioned by the federal Labor party to provide advice on...
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