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Dog Attack Offences in Queensland and New South Wales

A contractor for the energy company Energex has lost his life after being mauled by three dogs at a home in the city of Logan, south of the Brisbane metropolitan area. It is believed 42-year old Kane Minion was reading...

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

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

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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®

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

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

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

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

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?

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’

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...
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