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What is the Offence of Larceny in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Five people will face Campbelltown Local Court over the alleged theft of salmon from Huon Aquaculture Ingleburn, a fish processing plant in Sydney’s south-west. The group, consisting of three men and two women, were all employees of the business and...

NSW Government Refuses to Require Police to Hand Over Body Camera Footage

by Paul Gregoire
Just prior to the pilot rollout of police body-worn video (BWV) cameras in November 2015, then NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione remarked that the devices “will hold everyone to account for their actions, including police”. “A picture is worth a...

Strip-Searched Girl Seeks to Have Men Excluded from the Courtroom

by Sonia Hickey
The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether men can be banned from the courtroom, in a case that highlights one of the many cultural issues faced by Indigenous Australians within the current justice system. The case centres around...

Morrison Government’s Refusal to Censure Trump Is Implicit Support

by Paul Gregoire
Heads of state around the globe condemned Trump last week, over inciting his supporters to attempt a coup at Capitol Hill. Germany’s Angela Merkel said he’d “prepared the atmosphere” for violence. While the UK’s Boris Johnson described his provocations as...

Australian Police Stop Investigating the Catholic Church

by Sonia Hickey
Last year, financial crime watchdog AUSTRAC identified a $1.1 million transfer from the Vatican to Australia in 2017, the same year George Pell was charged with historical child sex offences. But law enforcement agencies responsible for ascertaining the purpose of...

What is a Control Order Under the Criminal Code Act 1995?

by Sonia Hickey
A Sydney man has been arrested and charged with three counts of contravening a control order issued by the Federal Court of Australia. 25-year old Radwan Dakkak pleaded guilty in December 2020 to two counts of associating with a terrorist...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 11 to 17 January 2021

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: NSW DPP Prosecuting Guidelines Part 3: Charge Negotiations, Vulnerable and Unrepresented Defendants, Judge-Alone Trials, Jury Selection, Retrials, Proceeds of Crime and the Media An outline...

My employer wants me to return to the workplace. Can I refuse?

by Sonia Hickey
There’s an interesting workplace battle brewing around Australia between office workers and their employers. With the pandemic under control, workers are being expected to return to the office. This has been occurring in New South Wales for some time but,...

Why Are Former Long-Term Australian Residents Rioting Inside the Xmas Island Facility?

by Paul Gregoire
“This is no surprise what’s happened,” says Les Reilly in footage captured within Christmas Island immigration detention centre following last Saturday night’s riot. It was the second major incident to happen at the facility that week. Breaking out on the...

What are ‘Darknet Markets’?

by Sonia Hickey
An Australian man stand accused of being the mastermind behind the darknet’s biggest marketplace. The site, known as ‘DarkMarket’, has already been shut down, but police allege the website had been used to facilitate the purchase and supply of prohibited...
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