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Stealing, Theft and Larceny Offences Across Australia

Going to court over a property which involves dishonesty – such as larceny, theft or stealing – can be a stressful and daunting experience. You may be uncertain as to how you should plead, what will happen in court, whether...

Woolworths Under Fire for Introducing Customer Surveillance Cameras

Supermarket giant Woolworths has come under fire for introducing technology to surveil self-service checkouts, filming shoppers as they scan and pay for items. More than 100 stores across three states have been trialing the software over the past year, and...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Stealing a Motor Vehicle or Vessel in NSW

Police in the United States are blaming a TikTok trend for a sharp spike in car thefts across the nation this year. Videos posted on the social media platform by the “Kia Boys” depict young men breaking into Kia and...

The History of Stealing Farm Animals in Australia

Apollo, the mythological ancient Greek God of almost everything, including prophecy, healing, diseases and with ‘Stopping Evil’, was a ‘Rustler’. Goats, sheep and pigs were the animals predominantly farmed in ancient Greece; however, cattle according to mythological history, were ‘Rustled’...

Aboriginal Death in Custody Was Preventable, Inquest Hears

The inquest into the death of an Aboriginal woman taken into custody after being refused bail over suspected shoplifting offences has heard that there were multiple opportunities to help her, which went ignored by ‘arrogant’ prison staff.  Yorta Yorta woman...

The Offence of Misconduct with Regard to a Corpse in NSW

A man has been arrested over the theft of human body parts from graves at Melbourne’s Footscray Cemetery last month. Detectives arrested the 40-yesr old man at a residence just 10 minutes south of the cemetery, where the stolen human...

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

The New South Wales Police Force has reported that 84 people were arrested during a three-day operation targeting shoplifting across the Sydney CBD, Ultimo and Bondi areas on 8, 9 and 10 December 2021. Operation Lightfingers comprised officers from the...

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

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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?

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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

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...
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