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Is Video Recording Someone in Public Illegal?

16.05.18

Is Video Recording Someone in Public Illegal? As photographer Ken Duncan took pictures at Sydney’s Barangaroo Reserve, he was accosted by rangers for engaging in commercial photography without paying a fee or obtaining a permit….

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Pill Testing at Music Festivals: How does it work?

11.05.18

Pill Testing at Music Festivals: How does it work? A 15-year-old girl from Sydney collapsed and stopped breathing at the Maitland leg of the Groovin the Moo festival in April. Fortunately, she was revived by…

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Cocaine: Australia’s new drug of choice?

04.05.18

Cocaine: Australia’s new drug of choice? In the 1990s there was a heroin crisis. More recently newspaper headlines were besieged with the horrors of people addicted to crystal meth. Are these still two of the…

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Can I Apply for Bail More than Once?

29.04.18

Can I Apply for Bail More than Once? Mr. Trinh was arrested for 158 indictable offences related to computer fraud. He appeared before the Burwood Local Court and applied for bail. His application was refused….

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How Prevalent is Drug Use in Minors – Should Parents be held Responsible?

23.04.18

How Prevalent is Drug Use in Minors – Should Parents be held Responsible? Minors take drugs for a wide number of reasons including wanting to feel different, the need to feel part of a group,…

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Adam appears at Burwood Local Court for ex-professional tennis player Nick Lindahl

16.04.18

Nick was charged with match fixing of a tennis match, following irregularities in betting prior to the match. The charges carried a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years. Nick ultimately received monetary fines for…

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Appealing a Decision of the Local Court: What to do when the Magistrate Gets It Wrong

09.04.18

Appealing a Decision of the Local Court: What to do when the Magistrate Gets It Wrong Many criminal prosecutions in NSW are resolved in Local Court. An accused who is convicted and sentenced by a…

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What to Do If You Are Charged with a Serious Criminal Offence

05.04.18

What to Do If You Are Charged with a Serious Criminal Offence In Australia, a serious criminal charge can have serious consequences. Gaining an early understanding of how you should respond to a serious criminal…

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The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Australia

07.03.18

The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Australia Every year, about 600 children under the age of 14 are incarcerated in Australian prison cells. Children between the ages of 10 and 17 make up 13% of…

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The Crime of Cyber-bullying in Australia

05.03.18

The Crime of Cyber-bullying in Australia Last month 14 year old Amy “Dolly” Jayne Everett took her own life after what her father claims was many months of severe online harassment and bullying. The suicide…

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