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The Offence of Intent to Murder in New South Wales

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A shooting at the offices of a Sydney law firm has led to the arrest of a 79-year old man, who has been charged with intent to murder.  The man opened fire at the offices of Van Cooney Lawyers on...

NSW Police Out of Mardi Gras Has Been a Long-Time Coming, as March Requests Cops Not Attend

The long-time-coming disinviting of the NSW Police Force from this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is no surprise. The circumstances that saw the Mardi Gras Board finally agree with long-term calls for the cops out of Mardi Gras...

The Offence of Assault Causing Death Whilst Intoxicated in NSW

A New South Wales man has been charged with assault causing death over the death of a security guard outside Royal Hotel at Sutherland in Sydney’s south.  The 30-year old security guard, who had moved from Saudi Arabia to Australia...

The Offences of Dangerous Driving and Negligent Driving in NSW

A male on a motorbike was travelling through an intersection in the northern-Sydney suburb of Macquarie Park at around 12.20 pm on 14 February, when a 20-year-old man driving a silver SUV in the opposite direction took a righthand turn...

NSW Police Officer Charged Over Jai Kalani Wright’s Death in Custody

The NSW Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) announced on Monday, that the NSW police officer who fatally swung an unmarked police car out in front of a trail bike that 16-year-old Jai Kalani Wright was riding has been charged over...

The Criminal Offence of Hindering an Investigation in NSW

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A New South Wales woman pleaded guilty to criminal charges following a vehicle collision at Yanco near Leeton in the Riverina region of New South Wales on 4 April 2023, which resulted in the death of a mother and her...

Historical Sexual Assaults: Women Cannot Be Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Boys

In a decision which shows just how far sexual offence laws have changed over the decades, the highest criminal court in the state, the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal (NSWCCA) recently found that a female teacher prosecuted over...

The Laws Relating to Joint Criminal Enterprise in Australia

The doctrine of ‘joint criminal enterprise’ – also known as complicity or acting with a common purpose – provides that a person may be found guilty of a criminal offence in certain circumstances, even if they did not physically participate...

Is Doxxing a Criminal Offence In Australia?

The Albanese government is  proposing a new criminal offences for ‘doxxing’, after chat logs of a pro-Israeli WhatsApp group in Australia were released online last week. The details were leaked by pro-Palestinian activists who were documenting the involvement of prominent...

AFP Radicalise Troubled Autistic Child Then Charge Him With Terrorism Offences

The Victorian Children’s Court heard last October that, after his parents attended a Victoria police station in April 2021 seeking assistance, a 13-year-old autistic boy, who’d developed an obsession with the Islamic State, was radicalised by law enforcement and entrapped into...
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