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What is the Offence of Perjury in New South Wales?


Perjury can be generally defined as knowingly telling an untruth during judicial proceedings when under a legal obligation to be honest. It was a common law offence in New South Wales until abolished by section 341 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and codified in Part 7, Division 4 of that Act, which also contains ...

Ford Fined a Fiesta


The Federal Court has ordered car manufacturer Ford to pay a $10 million fine after finding the way it responded to consumer complaints about PowerShift transmission systems (PST) was “unconscionable”. It has been reported that around 10,000 complaints were made to Ford about issues arising from the transmission systems. Under the Federal Court’s ruling, at ...

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 such as drug possession, drink driving or common assault, or accused of something as serious as ...

Salim Mehajer Accused of Staging Fake Car Crash


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim 31-year old former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has been charged with perverting the course of justice and conspiring to commit insurance fraud for allegedly staging a car crash to avoid a court hearing. Assault hearing Mr Mehajer was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm after allegedly throwing ...

Criminal Lawyer’s Prison Sentence Confirmed on Appeal


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Criminal defence lawyer Stephen Stubbs has lost his appeal for fraud convictions and will spend time in prison. The offences An ACT Supreme Court jury found 64-year old Stubbs guilty last year of 14 counts of dishonestly obtaining property by deception in the course of doing legal work for 19-year old ...

Fraud Charges Dropped Against Woman Who Overdrew $4.6 Million


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Fraud charges against a former Sydney University student who spent $4.6 million dollars after a Westpac banking error have been dropped. Christine Lee was charged with ‘dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception’ and ‘knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime’ last year after going on a multi-million-dollar spending spree. ...

There’s a Resounding Silence Over the Paradise Papers Revelations


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The largest leak of financial information in history was made globally last week and the reaction has been lacklustre. The 13.4 million files that make up the Paradise Papers uncover the financial dealings of the ultra-rich and major corporations in offshore tax havens. Most of the documents were derived ...

Serco-Run Facilities: Fraud, Failures and Fatal Errors


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Australian governments pay the Serco group tens of millions of dollars every year to manage sensitive public services such as correctional and detention centres, and a range of defence contracts. The UK-based company is even making a bid to run our public housing. However, Serco has come under fire in recent ...

Report Recommends Increasing Penalties for White Collar Offences


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim A review of Australian corporations law has stated that punishments for many white collar crimes and regulatory breaches are too weak to act as a deterrent. The Financial System Inquiry was established by Financial Services Minister, Kelly O’Dwyer, who suggested that penalties for some breaches and offences are “inadequate ...

Are Your Household Appliances Spying on You?


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Baby monitors, your fridge, TV and sport shoes could soon be the focus of new laws amid growing concerns of hacking which can lead to the unauthorised use of images, stalking and fraud offences. The federal government is considering legislation and a mandatory cyber security rating for web-enabled household ...