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Instant loss of licence for low range drink drivers

Instant loss of licence for low range drink drivers

Drink Driving, Drug Offences, Miscellaneous, Traffic Law

A new NSW penalty regime is being enforced on 20 May 2019 that will see anyone over the alcohol or drug limit in NSW receive an immediate licence suspension and fined almost $600. Roads Minister, Andrew Constance says NSW is taking a “zero-tolerance” approach to drink and drug-driving. The new regime will include low-range drink and drug driving for […]

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Second pill-testing trial at ‘Groovin the Moo’ hailed a success as seven partygoers dump dangerous drugs that were tested as deadly

Second pill-testing trial at ‘Groovin the Moo’ hailed a success as seven partygoers dump dangerous drugs that were tested as deadly

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News

Second pill-testing trial at ‘Groovin the Moo’ hailed a success as seven partygoers dump dangerous drugs that were tested as deadly Over 230 party goers used the pill testing service that was made available at Groovin the Moo festival in Canberra on the weekend. This is more than double the 85 that were tested last year, and the recent results were indicative of why pill testing services should be […]

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A young Woman was issued a staggering 28 Demerit points over Easter long weekend

A young Woman was issued a staggering 28 Demerit points over Easter long weekend

Miscellaneous, Traffic Law

All the warnings of Easter Double Demerits weren’t enough for one 24 year old female driver from Umina. Driving in a Northerly direction on the M1, she was caught by police driving her car at 110km/h whilst holding a mobile phone in her right hand. When the police approached the driver after pulling her over, […]

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Should companies be held accountable for producing products with cancer forming chemicals?

Should companies be held accountable for producing products with cancer forming chemicals?

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News

Following our previous blogs on ‘new enforced laws’ for social media companies to be held accountable for illegal materials being shared on their platforms, leads us to question whether other companies should be held accountable for the effects of their products on the public. We are more aware these days of the side effects of […]

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Federal Budget dedicates $7.8 million for a child sex offender list – The search will be easy as a pin on a map

Federal Budget dedicates $7.8 million for a child sex offender list – The search will be easy as a pin on a map

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Federal Budget dedicates $7.8 million for a child sex offender list Australians will soon be able to search for local child sex offenders, see their photograph and details. The Federal budget has allocated 7.8 million for this initiative, and Australians will access a wealth of information. This 2019-2020 budget will create an extensive National Public […]

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Is it illegal to drive with a cracked windscreen?

Is it illegal to drive with a cracked windscreen?

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Windscreen chips and cracks could make your car unroadworthy, and you could receive a fine if the crack is in sight of your driving. Is it illegal to drive with a cracked windscreen? Strictly speaking, it is not illegal to drive with a cracked or chipped windscreen, however, it could render your vehicle as ‘a […]

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Social media executives may be jailed and their companies fined billions of dollars if they fail to remove terrorist material

Social media executives may be jailed and their companies fined billions of dollars if they fail to remove terrorist material

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

Could social media be accountable for the spread of terrorism? Social media executives may be jailed and their companies fined billions of dollars if they fail to remove terrorist material, like the Christchurch massacre live stream, under proposed new laws. The Australian Government is pledging to introduce the Bill to Parliament next week after the tragic loss of 50 […]

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ICE…It’s about to get a whole lot harder. The melting pot of crystal methamphetamine

ICE…It’s about to get a whole lot harder. The melting pot of crystal methamphetamine

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases

The cracks are in the ice   It has been twelve months since the last ‘Ice’ enquiry  (Letters Patent dated 28 November 2018 appointed by Professor Dan Howard SC  as Commissioner. And now there is to be a new enquiry. What is this enquiry for? In simple terms this enquiry may strengthen NSW’s response to ice and illicit amphetamine type stimulants […]

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Is it a crime for a dog to excessively bark?

Is it a crime for a dog to excessively bark?

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous

  If a neighbour’s dog is excessively barking day and night, there are ways to reduce the noise or to fix the problem. There is no crime against dogs barking excessively, however, there is a process that should be followed, and if the owners do not comply, then they could face a fine and have […]

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Would a criminal record stop you from doing drugs?

Would a criminal record stop you from doing drugs?

Miscellaneous

  If you are a first-time offender and have been arrested for possessing drugs you could be given a criminal record and a fine. If you are a first-time offender and have been arrested for possessing drugs, you could end up with a criminal record. Some Magistrates are deciding to hand out criminal convictions rather that a Community Release Order […]

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Can I drive with my arm out of the window and can I cycle with no hands?

Can I drive with my arm out of the window and can I cycle with no hands?

Miscellaneous

The answer is no. Riding a bike with ‘no hands’ is illegal Australia-wide. All states in Australia have the same laws that  when cycling, cyclists must always keep a minimum of one hand on the handlebars at all times. If a police officer catches you doing so then you could receive a heavy fine. You cannot have a part […]

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Defqon.1: Two deaths and two in a serious condition

Defqon.1: Two deaths and two in a serious condition

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Section 10

Closing down festivals isn’t the answer, Gladys: Pill testing is!Gladys Berejiklian vows to do everything she can to shut down hardcore music festival Defqon.1 in the wake of two suspected overdose deaths in Sydney overnight.   Source: NSW Premier vows to shut Defqon.1 down after suspected overdose deaths

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