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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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Girls snapchat selfies in hospital after a car accident whilst their friend lays dead

Girls snapchat selfies in hospital after a car accident whilst their friend lays dead

Criminal Law, Recent News

A tragedy unfolded in Western Sydney last Sunday as a young female driver playing ‘chicken’ killed herself in a head on collision and caused fatal damage to the innocent car driver she collided into, she also injured her two passengers. The bizarre twist in this fatal tragedy was that her two passengers filmed the whole […]

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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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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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Initiatives and actions to reduce indigenous prison populations

Initiatives and actions to reduce indigenous prison populations

Criminal Law, Drug Offences, Section 32 Mental Health

They represent only 3% of the total population, yet more than 28% of Australia’s prison population are Aboriginal. Statistics show that a staggering 60% of Indigenous Australians aged between 19 to 20 reoffend and until they end up in prison.  How can we reduce these disproportionate incarceration rates? Here are a few examples of some simple ways to stop Aboriginal youths from reoffending and […]

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Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

Criminal Law

It has been just four weeks after the devastating mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Australis sets a world-first in passing legislation that governs the conduct of social media and online platforms. On Thursday the House of Representatives passed a law requiring social media platforms to remove content that shows murders, rape, kidnapping, terrorist […]

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Revolutionising paedophilia with a non-offending self confessed paedophile

Revolutionising paedophilia with a non-offending self confessed paedophile

Assault, Criminal Law, Recent News

A non-offending self-confessed paedophile is trying to raise awareness and revolutionise the public’s understanding of underage attraction. Nickerson, from Tennessee, USA wants to encourage paedophiles to seek help and get support for their sexual inclinations. Nick sees this as a sexual orientation, but knows and understands it is unethical to act on it. The 43 year old works […]

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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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