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The Brittany Higgins Saga: Bruce Lehrmann Fails to Clear His Name in Defamation Trial

Despite not being convicted of any sexual offences, Bruce Lehrmann has now been labelled by a judge of the Federal Court of Australia as more likely than not to be a sexual offender by a following his defamation trial against...
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Law, Penalties and Defences for Assaulting Frontline Emergency and Health Workers in NSW

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New South Wales Police have charged a 31- year old man over allegations he sexually touched and threatened a female paramedic who was trying to help him.  Police allege the incident occurred inside an ambulance on 30 March 2024, while...

As Cleveland Dodd’s Custody Death Goes to Inquiry, Kids Are Still Held in an Adult Prison  

Cleveland Dodd, a 16-year-old First Nations boy, was found unresponsive in his prison cell at around 2 am during routine checks at Perth’s Casuarina Prison, an adult maximum-security facility that’s been operating Unit 18, a wing for child inmates, and...

Drug Driving in NSW: Lawful Cannabis Use and Honest Mistake Are No Defence

The medicinal cannabis industry in Australia was long criticised for its slow laborious movement towards accessible product. However, over recent years, the snail pace has developed into a gallop, as the nation, it was announced in January, has now one...

When Can a Police Officer Be Removed from the NSW Police Force?

The New South Wales police officer accused of murdering Jesse Baird and Luke Davies has been removed from the New South Wales Police Force.  Former senior constable Beau Lamarre-Condon was arrested on 23 February 2024 and charged with murdering the...

Law, Defences and Penalties for Speed Racing, Drag Racing and Burnouts in NSW

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The adrenalin that comes with having a drag race or doing a burnout may be appealing to some, especially younger drivers who revel in the thrill of driving powerful cars. But it’s important to be aware undertaking these activities on...

New South Wales Introduces Fining Scheme for All Prohibited Drugs

The Minns government launched the Early Drug Diversion Initiative (EDDI) on 29 February 2024 with little fanfare, which is a shame because it does mark a long-pushed-for improvement on the zero-tolerance law enforcement approach to personal drug possession that had...

Terrorist Act Against Pro-Palestinian Not Regarded as Terrorism at All

A resident of Botany and his partner came across a do-it-yourself bomb sitting atop the bonnet of his ute parked in his driveway, near the Palestinian flag he’d erected by his letterbox, along with a message board expressing his dismay...

Cold War Implications of Dan Duggan Extradition Heat Up as Security State Closes Ranks

The extradition case involving Australian citizen Dan Duggan, which has seen the father-of-six remanded in prolonged isolation on request of the US for over 500 days now, has always maintained an air of legitimacy about it, despite its stark anomalies,...

Former NSW Magistrate David Heilpern Condemns Absolute Liability Drug Driving Ruling

Right now, the New South Wales drug driving laws that facilitate police roadside drug testing are unjust, and, over the last decade, when this open secret has been raised in parliament, conservative MPs feign a lack of understanding regarding the...
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