Drug Offences

Doli Incapax – a twist on Oliver Twist?

Doli Incapax – a twist on Oliver Twist?

The law attributes criminal liability where a person has committed the criminal act (actus reus) with a criminal mind (mens rea), commonly referred to as ‘intent’. However, society does not hold young children accountable for their actions to the same extent as...

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Sharing the Love? New Laws on Revenge Porn

Sharing the Love? New Laws on Revenge Porn

Non-consensual pornography has been criminalised under recent amendments to the NSW Crimes Act 1900. The new offences are designed to target the growing trend of image-based abuse, which reportedly affects 1 in 5 Australians, and carry a maximum penalty of three years...

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Up against the wall, Sunshine

Up against the wall, Sunshine

Police powers to stop and search persons In NSW, police powers are established in the Law Enforcement Powers and Responsibilities Act 2002. The powers of the police to require a person’s identity to be disclosed are contained in Part 3 of LEPRA. Under Section 11,...

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