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Stealing / Larceny Offences

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Larceny in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Two men have appeared in the Adelaide Magistrate’s Court charged with the theft of a Big Bird costume worth $160,000. The men have been accused of stealing the costume from the Sesame Street Circus Spectacular earlier this year. The bird...

What is the Offence of Larceny in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Five people will face Campbelltown Local Court over the alleged theft of salmon from Huon Aquaculture Ingleburn, a fish processing plant in Sydney’s south-west. The group, consisting of three men and two women, were all employees of the business and...

Scammers, looters and arsonists – the dark side of the bushfire tragedy

by Sonia Hickey
National disasters such as Australia’s current bushfire crisis, usually inspire our communities to rally together – to help each other when we need it the most. But sadly, there are always those willing to take advantage of the misfortune of...

Renewed Calls for Wage Theft to be Criminalised

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 2014 investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found that the convenience store chain 7-Eleven had engaged in schemes to exploit workers by paying them below award rates, denying them holiday loadings and even failing to pay them for time...

Police Employee Charged with Stealing Guns from Police Storage Facility

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Queensland Police Service (QPS) employee has been arrested and charged after allegedly stealing weapons from a police storage facility and stockpiling them in his Brisbane home. The actions of the 33-year old man were allegedly uncovered when he called...

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...

Woman Imprisoned for Consuming Soft Drink in Store

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An Indigenous woman has been sentenced to 3 months in prison for consuming a soft drink inside a rural grocery store. It’s just one example of the harsh and unfair punishments which are regularly handed-down to Indigenous Australians, contributing to...

NSW Lawyer Steals Over $300,000 From Clients

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Another NSW lawyer has been struck off the roll of legal practitioners. Although, it’s not a common occurrence, there are lawyers who breach their professional obligations and commit serious offences against their very own clients. And when it does happen, the...

NSW Crimes Rates are the Lowest in 40 Years

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Crime rates across NSW have dropped to their lowest in 40 years. The latest annual report by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that most major categories of crime have fallen or remained steady over...

Preventative Programs are Primarily Responsible for Decline in NSW Crime

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney criminologist believes that the implementation of preventative and diversionary strategies is the primary reason for most categories of crime declining across the state in recent years. Dr Garner Clancey, a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, points...
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