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NSW Government Proposes to Divert Certain Drug Offenders Away From the Criminal Justice System

by Sonia Hickey
The New South Wales Government is proposing to implement a new program across the state, which would give some drug offenders a second chance. It’s a sharp departure from the hardline stance of successive state governments, which have refused to...

The Laws, Defences and Penalties for Dog Attack Offences in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A New South Wales Police officer is undergoing surgery after he was attacked by a dog while dealing with a domestic-related incident over the weekend. Police say when they arrived at the property in Bankstown in south-west Sydney a man...

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...

“The Mother of All Backflips”: Baird Back Tracks on Greyhounds

by Paul Gregoire
The NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry found that greyhounds bred for racing suffer terrible cruelty in this state. The report of the investigation – which was carried out by Justice Michael McHugh – was delivered...

Dog Attacks: The Liability of Owners

by Ugur Nedim
An eight-year-old girl has lost her hand after being bitten by a dog on the weekend. According to news reports, the girl was playing with other children at around 3pm on Saturday afternoon under the supervision of an adult, when...

High Court Spares Izzy’s Life

by Ugur Nedim
In February, we wrote a blog about the intriguing story of Izzy, the Staffordshire terrier on death row in Victoria whose case went all the way to the High Court, making legal history. Background After escaping from her home in...

Save Izzy! A Family’s Quest to Save Their Dog’s Life

by Ugur Nedim
Legal history has been made in Victoria after a family was given permission to appeal their pet pet dog’s death sentence to the High Court of Australia. The Staffordshire terrier, named Izzy, escaped from the family home and bit a...

What are the penalties for a dog attack?

by Ugur Nedim
Recent changes in the Companion Animals Act 1998 have increased the penalties for dog attacks in NSW. The penalties since 19th November 2013 are as follows: Section 16 Companion Animals Act: Dog Attacks 16(1) Dog attacks generally There is a...

NSW Councils given broad power to declare dogs ‘menacing’

by Ugur Nedim
The Companion Animals Amendment Act 2013 which came into effect on 19th November 2013 introduces several new provisions to regulate dogs that are considered to be aggressive. ‘Menacing Dogs’ The most significant change is the introduction of a new category...

Can I Fight A Dog Destruction Order?

by Ugur Nedim
Under the Companion Animals Act 1998 there are a number of rules and regulations that dog owners must comply with. If your dog behaves in a certain manner or is considered dangerous, you will have further restrictions to comply with....
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