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Westpac Accused of Enabling Child Sexual Offences

by Sonia Hickey
In amongst all of the COVID-19 news and updates, it seems we’ve been distracted from a lot of other important social issues. Climate change and domestic violence, for example, as well as the fact that Westpac is being investigated over...

Why Pell Walked: The High Court’s Findings

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
The full-bench of the High Court of Australia unanimously entered verdicts of acquittal in favour of appellant George Pell on 7 April 2020, in relation to child sexual offences in respect of which a jury unanimously found him guilty in...

George Pell Not Guilty, High Court Finds

by Sonia Hickey
Cardinal George Pell will walk free today after the High Court of Australia granted special leave for him to appeal against his convictions in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria for child sexual offences, allowed his...

The Law on Observing, Filming and Distributing Intimate Images in NSW

by Jarryd Bartle & Ugur Nedim
Isolation can be lonely, so it’s only natural that many of us will be reaching out in intimate ways via text and video-calls whilst we are cooped up indoors. But ‘sexting’ in the time of COVID-19 comes with certain risks...

What is Obscene Exposure in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that on Friday, 13 March 2020, a 49-year old man who boarded a train at Wollongong station exposed himself to a 20-year old woman. According to reports, the woman walked through the carriages but the man...

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced for Sexual Offences

by Sonia Hickey
It’s a long, long, long way from the glitz and glamour of movie-making in Hollywood and ‘A-List’ parties, but Harvey Weinstein is now back behind bars serving the first day of his 23-year prison term. The former Hollywood producer was...

Former Police Officer Faces Over 100 Sexual Charges

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An former Western Australian police officer has appeared in court after being charged with more than 100 sexual offences against women he met online. 50-year old Adrian Trevor Moore allegedly met the women online, via dating apps and websites. He...

The Offence of Peeping or Prying in New South Wales

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
A 30-year old man who was seen peering into a 13-year old girl’s bedroom window has been sentenced in Manly Local Court. Former real estate agent, Isaac Teu, was given a two-year intensive correction order which includes 400 hours of...

Harvey Weinstein Guilty of Rape, Not Guilty of Predatory Sexual Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of sexual charges by a jury in New York. A jury found Mr Weistein guilty of forcing a sexual act on his former production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in July...

The Offence of Filming a Private Act Without Consent in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A truck driver has faced Downing Centre Local Court accused of using his mobile phone to film a naked woman while she was showering at the Sydney Morning Herald’s Sydney offices, and film a woman while she was showering. The...
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