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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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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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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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What happened to section 10? What is a CRO?

What happened to section 10? What is a CRO?

Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Section 10

Dont’t worry, they haven’t been abolished, simply had a name change. What used to be a section 10 ( A non conviction order, is now a community release order without conviction (CRO). A CRO  (Section 10) dismisses someone’s charges without proceeding to conviction.   What is a CRO? (section 10) ? A CRO allows a […]

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Can I put my luggage on a spare seat on the train?

Can I put my luggage on a spare seat on the train?

Criminal Law, Recent Cases

Most people have done this at least once in their life, but it is in fact punishable by a fine. You are not permitted to have your suit case on a spare seat on a train in NSW. You are expected to put the luggage in the allocated space for bags. Yes, we agree with […]

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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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“Look no further”

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