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Is It a Crime to Import Cigarettes into Australia?

by Ugur Nedim
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...

What is a Marketable and Commercial Quantity of Drugs for Commonwealth Offences?

by Ugur Nedim
The Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) contains a range of offences relating to border controlled drugs, including drug importation / exportation, possessing unlawfully imported drugs and drug trafficking. The maximum penalties that apply to these offences will depend on the...

Police Claim to Have Disrupted Drug Importation Rings

by Ugur Nedim
Yesterday, a 70-year old man came before Fairfield Local Court charged with commercial drug supply and participating in a criminal group after the NSW Police Force’s State Crime Command executed search warrants upon four homes across Sydney when they detected...

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...

Why Aussie drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury got off ‘lightly’

by Sonia Hickey
Cassie Sainsbury was facing 30 years in a Colombian prison. She’s been sentenced to a maximum of six, and could be released in as little as two years and five months from now. When Sainsbury was detained in Colombia earlier...

Redefining Medical Cannabis: An Interview with This Week in Weed TV’s Loren Paul Wiener

by Paul Gregoire
Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale moved a disallowance motion through the federal Senate on June 13 this year, which allowed terminally ill patients to import up to three months’ worth of medical marijuana products from overseas. The motion reversed...

Ending Execution: An Interview with Reprieve Australia’s Julian McMahon

by Paul Gregoire
In the early hours of the morning on April 29 2015, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were executed by firing squad by Indonesian authorities. The two men were part of the Bali Nine: a group of Australians convicted of drug...

We’re Importing Medical Marijuana, While Police Are Raiding Local Producers

by Paul Gregoire
The first two commercial batches of legal medicinal cannabis products were imported into Australia earlier this week. The medicines were produced in Canada and are being held by Health House International in WA and the Pharmaceutical Packaging Professionals in Victoria. The imports...

Government Bureaucracy Impedes Access to Medicinal Cannabis

by Paul Gregoire
Australian health minister Greg Hunt announced last week that medical marijuana will be more readily available within the next eight weeks. He said the government will ensure the fast tracking of the importation of cannabis based medicines. This relaxing of the laws...

Six Charged Over $300 Million Cocaine Haul

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Police say they have busted a massive cocaine network operating on the NSW South Coast, making one of the largest seizures of cocaine in the state’s history. Six men were arrested and further arrests are expected to be made today,...
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