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The Offence of Consorting in New South Wales

by Paul Gregoire
In the nation’s capital territory, motorcycle club-related crime is reportedly on the rise. Recent incidents have included a large brawl in a bar between rival club members, a targeted shooting and the fire-bombing of a house. In response, ACT attorney...

Sparked by the Cronulla Riots: NSW Police Emergency Public Disorder Powers

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Groups of young Anglo Australians began congregating along southern Sydney’s North Cronulla Beach at around 8 am on Sunday, 11 December 2005. Drinking heavily, cooking barbeques and draped in Union Jacks, the crowd had grown to around 5,000 strong by...

Acting in defence of another person. What does the law say?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Imagine this. Your teenage daughter is at the shopping mall with friends after school. She calls to tell you she is being beaten up. By a grown woman. As the story unfolds, you find out that she and another girl...

Tasmania to Enact Anti-Consorting Laws

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
The Tasmanian government is pushing through new legislation to criminalise the act of consorting with those who have ‘served their time’. Restricting associations The proposal would make it a crime for a convicted offender to associate with with another within...

Government Promises Not to Abuse its New Powers

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter is adamant that neither the current nor any future government would ever use the proposed expanded Defence Act powers to call on the defence force for domestic purposes. The Defence Amendment (Call out of the Australian...

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...

NSW Police Crackdown is Devastating the Nimbin Community

by Paul Gregoire
NSW police carried out a series of six raids in Nimbin and Lismore on June 28 last year. A total of eleven men between the ages of 21 and 35 were arrested and charged with supplying marijuana. These men are known...

Police Want Lockout Laws Across the State

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The NSW lockout laws were hailed a success at the end of last year, with data suggesting the clamp-down on bars and nightclubs has reduced violence in the city centre and Kings Cross precinct by as much as 40%. However,...

NSW Court Rules that Identification Based Partly on a Media Report is Admissible

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
A riot broke out in the Fowler Compound of Villawood Detention Centre on April 20, 2011. What initially began as a rooftop protest against conditions in the centre by a handful of detainees, soon escalated into a chaotic disturbance involving about...

Motorcycle Club Member in Court Over Brawl

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A high-ranking motorcycle club member is facing court after a brawl at Wallsend in the Hunter Valley just before Christmas – and police are talking tough, promising to crackdown on club members in the region. Police attended the scene on...
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