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What is a Good Behaviour Licence in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Holders of unrestricted driver licences in New South Wales may elect to obtain a good behaviour licence rather than serve out their driver licence suspensions. What is a good behaviour licence in New South Wales? Section 36 of the Road...

Can I Appeal an On-the-Spot Driver Licence Suspension?

by Ugur Nedim
Police in New South Wales are empowered to immediately suspend a person’s driver licence in certain situations. This power is contained in section 224 of the Road Transport Act 2014, which provides that a police officer may issue an on-the-spot...

When Can NSW Police Immediately Suspend My Driver Licence?

by Ugur Nedim
An immediate driver licence suspension, also known as an on-the-spot suspension, is available to police officers in New South Wales in a range of situations. These situations are listed in section 224(1) of the Road Transport Act 2013 and are...

What Are the Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Speeding is one of the most frequently penalised traffic offences in New South Wales. According to Revenue NSW, the state government received more than $1.1 billion in revenue from fines issued to motorists for speed and red light camera-detected offences...

Fairer Fines for Social Security Recipients

by Sonia Hickey
Just when many thought the NSW Government didn’t have a heart, it has introduced a new policy that will enable financially strapped residents to have their fines halved. The extra good news is that the changes will take effect from...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Dangerous Driving in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
The driver of a utility is facing criminal charges after allegedly running a red light and killing a motorcyclist. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Windsor and Schofields Road, Rouse Hill, just after 5.45pm on Thursday, 18 June...

The Law, Defences and Penalties For High Range Drink Driving In New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
The NSW Police Force says it has charged a man from Box Hill, north-west of Sydney, with high range drink driving and driving with an unrestrained passenger four to seven years of age after members of the public contacted them...

Drug Driving Laws Are “a Great Wrong”: An Interview With Former Magistrate David Heilpern

by Paul Gregoire
David Heilpern is something of a legend in the NSW Northern Rivers. The former Lismore magistrate is known throughout the region for the just decisions he handed down in relation to residents who’d been caught out by the unjust laws...

NSW Drug Driving Laws Are Unfair and Do Not Deter

by Paul Gregoire
This state’s unfair drug driving laws were a major reason why former Lismore magistrate David Heilpern retired. Over the last half decade or so, the judicial officer had built up a reputation across the Northern Rivers region for his just...

The Offence of Dangerous Driving in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 14-year old boy is faces a string of charges after the stolen car he was allegedly driving crashed into a light pole, killing his four teenage passengers. The tragedy happened in the far north Queensland regional town of Townsville...
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