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Weinstein Faces Further Sexual Assault Charges

by Sonia Hickey
A New York judge has paved the way for Harvey Weinstein to be extradited from prison in New York to California to face further charges. The former Hollywood movie producer and co-founder of the Miramax film studio, which prodiced blockbusters...

Rape or Sexual Assault? What is the Correct Legal Term in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Yesterday’s sentencing of former football star Jarryd Hayne has triggered online debate about whether the correct description of the offence for which he was convicted is ‘rape’ or ‘sexual assault’. Mr Hayne was convicted of two counts of sexual assault,...

Sexual Assault Charges Dropped Due to Unreliability of Complainant

by Sonia Hickey
The prosecution has withdrawn charges of sexual assault brought against a 34-year old man, after his criminal defence lawyers proposed to present evidence in court that the 29-year old female complainant had a tendency to seek ‘retribution’ against men she...

‘Good Society’ Sexual Consent Videos: Another Federal Government Flop

by Sonia Hickey
The Federal Government was recently forced to remove two controversial consent videos from its ‘’Good Society’ website, after wide-spread criticism, chalking up another expensive federal flop. The videos were titled ‘Moving the line basics‘ and intended to be an education...

The Law, Penalties and Defences for Aggravated Sexual Assault in Company

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A jury in Downing Centre District Court has heard that a then-19 year old woman felt “dead inside” when NRL payers Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair allegedly forced her to have sexual intercourse in the early hours of 9...

Strip-Searched Teen Loses Bid to Have Her Case Heard in All-Female Courtroom

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An Indigenous girl who was 15 years old when strip-searched by police has lost her bid to have her case heard in an all-female courtroom. The girl’s lawyers made an application in Wagga Wagga Children’s Court for men, including the...

What are the Penalties for Sexual Assault in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
NRL star Jarryd Hayne is currently at liberty on bail after a jury in Newcastle District Court found him guilty of sexual assault. But Presiding Judge Helen Syme made clear to Mr Hayne’s lawyers that their client faces an “inevitable”...

Mick Fuller’s Sexual Consent App: The “Worst Idea… All Year”

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
This week the New South Wales Police Commissioner has proposed developing an App to record sexual consent. The idea comes on the back of his recent assertion before the NSW Parliament that sexual assault cases are notoriously difficult to prosecute,...

Sydney Mobilises En Masse for the Women’s Justice March

by Paul Gregoire
An estimated 10,000 protesters covered the Sydney Town Hall forecourt and surrounding areas at 12 pm on Monday afternoon to say “enough is enough”, in terms of sexual assault and gendered violence, and the dismissive attitude towards its occurrence that...

Sexual Assault Is Rife Within Aged Care Facilities

by Paul Gregoire
The aged care sector is one of the largest service industries in the nation. And with Australia’s aging population, its significance is set to increase. However, in its current state, incidents of sexual abuse and assault are rife, and not...
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