Category: Criminal Law

Morrison

Skewed Priorities: Morrison Promises Billions to Australian Special Forces


Prime minister Scott Morrison announced on 12 August at southwest Sydney’s Holsworthy army barracks that the government will be investing $3 billion in cutting edge military equipment for the nation’s special forces over the next 20 years. The PM said the move will enhance responses to both international and domestic security threats, while defence minister …
Cardinal George Pell

George Pell’s Appeal Against Convictions for Child Sexual Abuse Fails


A majority of a panel of Supreme Court justices has rejected the appeal by George Pell against his convictions for child sexual abuse. The decision means that Mr Pell, who has already spent 24 weeks in prison, has been ordered to serve a full term of six years in prison, although he will be eligible …
Jock Palfreeman

Jock Palfreeman on His Denial of Parole & Rights Advocacy in a Bulgarian Prison


The Sofia City Court denied Jock Palfreeman parole on 17 July. Bulgarian Judge Nikolay Mladenov rejected the Sydney man’s bid for parole, in a decision that many believe was motivated because of his prisoners’ rights advocacy. The 32-year-old Australian is currently serving a 20 year prison sentence in Bulgaria over a 2009 murder conviction. The …
Adultery

Is Adultery Against the Law in Australia?


At his father’s funeral in 2007, Donald Puryear bumped into an old flame – a woman he’d actually once promised to marry. And, in the midst of his grief, there’s no doubt that Donald was probably pretty surprised to see Betty Devin, because they had long since parted ways and Donald was now married to …
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Your Arrest Rights and Responsibilities in NSW


Being arrested is a traumatic experience. But knowing about your rights and responsibilities can make it a little easier, and help you to protect your interests in the longer term. Two aspects of dealing with police to keep front and centre are to do with answering questions and being searched. Firstly, there’s no such thing …
General Electric

General Electric Accused of $US38 Billion Fraud


Harry Markopoulos is a private financial investigator who claims to use various mathematical techniques to determine the accuracy of statements released by companies regarding their financial positions. He is best known for making detailed written submissions to the United States Securities and Investment Commission (the SEC) in May 2000, October 2001, October 2005, June 2007 …
Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 12 to 18 August 2019


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Domestic Violence – How Many More Rhonda Bakers Have to Die? The harrowing story of Rhonda Baker is an all-too familiar one. Click here to read the article Transgender Woman Complains Against Beauticians Who Refused to Wax Her Crotch A …

#MeToo: Male Model Accuses Katy Perry of Sexual Misconduct


A model in megastar Katy Perry’s 2010 hit music video, Teenage Dream, has accused the singer of exposing his penis to a group of people. 34-year old Josh Kloss took to Instagram on Monday alleging that he and Ms Perry met several times after the singer divorced from actor Russell Brand and that, during one …

Domestic Violence: A Red Flag for Other Violent Offending


As Police unravel the story behind Sydney woman’s Michaela Dunn’s murder, New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller mentioned to press earlier this week that the alleged perpetrator Mert Ney “had some domestic violence issues linked back to his family, that again, were not significant or serious injuries . . . but if you look …
Morrison

“Fair Go”: Morrison Moves to Bust Unions to the Detriment of All Workers


The Arbitration Court ruled to adopt a 40 hour working week for all Australians, as of January 1948. Then ACTU president Percy Clarey told the Age that an increase in production was likely to result from the change, as was seen after the drop in weekly hours down from 48 hours to 44 in 1927. …