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The Offence of Obtaining a Benefit by Deception

A former senior executive of Seven West Media, the owners of television Channel 7, was granted conditional bail on 25 July 2019 after being charged with multiple offences arising from his alleged misappropriation of $8 million in company funds. 57-year...

Centrelink’s Flawed Robo-Debt System is Killing Our Most Vulnerable

The story of Devi Barker, one of Centrelink’s robo-debt victims has put the flawed Government automated debt-recovery system back into the spotlight. Her story is not dissimilar to thousands of other Australians in the same predicament: accused of racking up...

Should University Cheats Face Prison Time?

Federal education minister Dan Tehan has proposed tough new criminal laws which would see students who submit exams and assignments written by others, as well as those who receive fees to write material which they know will be submitted in...

Former NAB Executive Charged with Fraud

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Former National Australia Bank executive Rosemary Rogers has been arrested and charged for her alleged role in an alleged $40 million dollar fraud against the brank. The charges Ms Rogers, the former chief of staff to ex-NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn...

Woman Charged for Paying Bribes to NAB Executive

Police are working their way through materials which, they suspect, may implicate former NAB Chief Executive Andrew Thorburn’s Chief of Staff, Rosemary Rogers, in a scheme involving millions of dollars in fraudulent payments to the owner of a service company....

The Offence of Fraud in New South Wales

A 43-year old tour operator from Illawarra has been sentenced in Downing Centre Local Court after pleading guilty to five counts of fraud under section 192E of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). Tony Petrovski admitted making 82 unauthorised transactions totalling...

Watchdogs Under Fire for Accepting Gifts

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The Australian Investment and Securities Commission (ASIC) and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) are under fire for failing to declare gifts from the businesses they’re supposed to be regulating. ASIC is an Australian government body that is empowered to...

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...

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...

Buyers Beware: Non-Existent Tickets for Sale

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A 33-year old man from Queensland has been charged with fraud after allegedly accepting online payments for tickets to singer Ed Sheeran’s recent concerts in Brisbane and Sydney, but never delivering them. The current charges relate to two complainants, with...
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