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The Criminal Offence of Hindering an Investigation in NSW

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A New South Wales woman pleaded guilty to criminal charges following a vehicle collision at Yanco near Leeton in the Riverina region of New South Wales on 4 April 2023, which resulted in the death of a mother and her...

William Tyrell’s Disappearance: What Are the Proposed New Charges and Will the DPP Prosecute?

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One of the many theories behind 3-year old William Tyrrell’s disappearance in 2014 could see his foster mother charged with fresh criminal offences. The investigation into the toddler’s disappearance is not Australia’s longest running investigation, but one of the country’s...

Police Recommend Criminal Charges Against William Tyrell’s Foster Mother

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New South Wales detectives investigating  the 2014 disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell have recently handed over a brief of evidence to  the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), recommending that criminal charges be brought against William’s foster mother. The recommended charges are...

Police Officers Will Not Be Charged Over the ‘Lawyer X’ Scandal

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The ‘Lawyer X’ scandal appears to have become a circus, with the Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) announcing no criminal charges will be brought against Victorian Police over what the highest court in the land described as “atrocious” and...

NSW Police Officers Charged with Perverting the Course of Justice

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Two New South Wales police officers have been charged with perverting the course of justice and will appear in the Mt Druitt Local Court on 21 June 2023.  The officers - a man and a woman both aged in their...

The Offence of Perverting the Course of Justice: History and Current Laws

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Engaging in conduct which actually results in, or is intended to result in, justice not being achieved has always been treated seriously by the criminal justice system - historically attracting sentences as serious as death. In New South Wales, the...

Woman Whose False Sexual Assault Allegations Destroyed Lives Sent to Prison

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A 22-year old woman has been sentenced to eight and a half years after destroying the lives of three men, their families and their livelihoods, and sparking a wave of racially motivated hate crimes after fabricating claims the men sexually...

Is it a Crime to Help Another Avoid Arrest or Conviction?

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Wanting to help a close friend or loved-one is a natural inclination for anyone with a heart.  But when it comes to assisting a person evade being arrested or charged with, or convicted of, a criminal offence, your selfless deed...

Mark Standen: Corrupt Crime Commission Czar

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A young schoolboy who aspired to be a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) pilot could not have dreamed his adult life would be entangled with Dutch drug cartel godfathers, semi-trailer drug manufacturing operations, millions of dollars in cash. But budding...

‘Noble Cause Corruption’: Police Committing Crimes to Achieve Criminal Convictions

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Former New South Wales police detective Gary Jubelin is a hero in the eyes of the mainstream media, having recently be presented on countless news reports and shows such as ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Under Investigation’ as not just an expert...
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