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What are the Mental Elements for Criminal Code Act Offences?

by Ugur Nedim
There are hundreds of Commonwealth Acts which contain criminal offences, perhaps the most notable of which is the Criminal Code Act 1995 (‘the Act’) – the stated purpose of which is ‘to codify the general principles of criminal responsibility under...

Paying Cash? You Could End Up In Prison

by Sonia Hickey
A proposed new law would make paying more than $10,000 in cash for goods or services a criminal offence. The proposed changes were first announced in the 2018-19 budget, and a draft of the legislation, called the Currency (Restrictions on...

Tax Office Attacks Client Legal Privilege

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
During his speech at the Law Society’s 2016 Opening of Term Dinner, NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst made clear he had identified 397 state laws that encroach upon three fundamental legal protections alone – the presumption of innocence, the right...

What are the Penalties for Tax Fraud in Australia?

by Ugur Nedim
A sister and brother have been ordered to pay a total of more than $2.3 million in taxes, administrative costs and interest after a court found that ‘thou shall not pay tax’ is not only absent from the Bible, but...

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...

Eliminating $100 Notes Will Reduce Crime, say currency experts

by Zeb Holmes & Ugur Nedim
Australian currency experts suggest that removing $100 notes from circulation will reduce organised crime and tax fraud. Professor Steve Worthington from Swinburne University says that while $30 billion worth of $AUD100 notes are currently in circulation, most people rarely carry...

The Wealthy and Powerful Getting Away with Tax Fraud

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you missed it, a leak of data from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca has allegedly exposed wealthy individuals, including public officials, hiding their money in offshore companies to avoid tax. The ‘Panama papers’ contain information about more than...

Fears Realised: Agencies Given Opal Card Data Without Warrant

by Ugur Nedim
You might think that catching public transport in Sydney is a simple transaction – you pay your money, jump aboard and arrive (often slightly late) at your destination. When the NSW Government announced the move to electronic ticketing with the...

Wealthy Australians Could Face Tax Evasion Penalties

by Ugur Nedim
A number of well-off Australians could face tax evasion penalties in the near future as the ATO has pledged to crack down on wealthy tax dodgers. The ATO is threatening heavy penalties to those who are found to owe substantial...

What Are The Most Common Tax Evasion Penalties?

by Ugur Nedim
Tax evasion is a serious criminal offence and can come with harsh consequences. Tax evasion penalties can range from a good behaviour bond to long-term imprisonment, so it’s important to take any charges or allegations of tax evasion seriously. Always...
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