Online Trolling or Freedom of Speech?

  • 04 February 2021
With the onset of social media and various reviews software platforms such Google review and the like growing expediently every day. Our social media interactions are as real as any other inter

Police Use of Force – UN/Reasonable?

  • 26 October 2020
Police can use ‘reasonable force’ when they are arresting a person suspected of a crime. Reasonable force has no exhaustive legal definition and what will be considered reasonable f

Self Defence – when does it apply?

  • 08 September 2020
There is a common perception that you can act in Self-Defence of yourself and /or others when there is danger present. Whilst this is true you must be aware of just when and how you can claim S

Phone & Internet Use – Cybercrime

  • 21 July 2020
Be careful how you use your phone or social media, it may result in a Criminal Cybercrime offence We have become a society that relies heavily on our phones, emails, instant messages, Facebook,

Increased reliance on the internet means increased capacity for harm, especially in the post COVID-19 era

  • 19 June 2020
As our reliance on the internet grows, from buying food, working from home, organising our finances to research for education, there are those who would use this technology towards criminal ends. E

The Dying Presumption of Innocence – Part 3

  • 16 June 2020
In previous blogs we have discussed the presumption of innocence as it has been affected by the media and effectively wiped out with regards to bail. Today we shall look at the capacity for you to

Why you need to know a good criminal lawyer

  • 04 June 2020
Before explaining why someone experienced on your side can be invaluable when you are charged with any criminal offence, I’d like to ask you something. When watching the news, and you see a h

How Cyberspace Enables Fraud and Extortion: Catfishing

  • 26 May 2020
Love, Money and Extortion The rapid expansion of social media has become an integral part in everyday life for the majority of the Australians. Social media norms have evolved from solely conne

The Crime of Genocide and Australia’s First Peoples

  • 21 May 2020
There are four crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. These crimes include crimes against humanity, war crimes, the crime of aggression and genocide. Article 6 of the R

Dangerous driving, imprisonment and the purposes of sentencing

  • 16 April 2020
On the 2nd of March 2019, John Pagakis drove his car over 210kms/hour. When leaving the M2 at Baulkham Hills, Mr Pagakis lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an SUV that was stopped at a re
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