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Aboriginal Death in Custody Was Preventable, Inquest Hears

by Sonia Hickey
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

by Sonia Hickey
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

by Ugur Nedim
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

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...
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