Co-authored by: Grace Jolly KEY TAKE OUTS: The NSW Government is set to introduce a complete shake-up of current existing NSW drug laws by broadly expanding… Read More »NSW’s Shift to Decriminalise Illicit Substances
Co-authored by: Grace Jolly KEY TAKE OUTS: A new Bill has been assented in NSW Parliament to increase the penalty rates for possessing, carrying, and using… Read More »The NSW Government’s crackdown on knife related crimes
Child Sex Offender Register Impacts and Procedures KEY TAKE OUTS: The Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000 (“the Act”) governs the NSW Child Protection Register… Read More »The Child Sex Offender Register Impacts and Procedures Explained
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan Property Settlement Mediation KEY TAKE-OUTS: To ensure that the financial relationship between you and your ex-partner is officially severed, an agreement must… Read More »What to expect at your property settlement mediation?
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE OUTS: From April 2024, New South Wales drivers will be able to lose one demerit point from their record if… Read More »Rewarding Safe Drivers with NSW’s New Demerit Point Initiative
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE OUTS An application for an Apprehended Violence Order (‘AVO’) can be made by the Police on the victim’s behalf or… Read More »Understanding AVOs: Who can apply and what do you have to prove?
KEY TAKE-OUTS: Science has overturned Australia’s greatest miscarriage of justice. Kathleen Folbigg has been unconditionally pardoned for her wrongful convictions in 2003 after killing her… Read More »Australia’s Worst Female Serial Killer Pardoned and Set Free
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE OUTS: The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia has recently updated its ‘Family Violence Plan’ and ‘Family Violence… Read More »The FCFCOA’s Enhanced Approach to Family Violence
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE OUTS: The use of artificial intelligence is entering into the legal sphere, in particular Family Law. In practice, we… Read More »AI in Family Law: Risks and Rewards in Using Artificial Intelligence
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE-OUTS: Former NRL superstar has been found guilty of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent. Jarryd Hayne has been… Read More »Verdict Reached: Jarryd Hayne Convicted of Sexual Assault
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE-OUTS Former New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro was charged with assault and malicious damage in August 2022. The… Read More »John Barilaro’s Mental Health Diversion: Analyzing Assault Charges under Section 14
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE-OUTS: New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced his intentions to crack down on domestic violence if he is… Read More »Addressing Domestic Violence: NSW Government’s Comprehensive Reforms
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE-OUTS: NSW has officially become the second state in Australia to ban the display of the Nazi flag following Victoria’s… Read More »NSW Bans the Nazi Flag & Symbols: What does this mean for Perrottet?
KEY TAKE-OUTS: Child Support is designed to ensure that children receive a proper level of financial support from their parents. Parents are able to choose whether… Read More »Child Support – Who pays for back to school?
KEY TAKE-OUTS: Andrew O’Keefe has had a spectacular fall from grace with multiple criminal charges. On November 23 2022 Mr O’Keefe was arrested for breaching… Read More »Andrew O’Keefe arrested again for breaching bail
Co-authored by: Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE-OUTS Brittany Higgins alleges that she was sexually assaulted by her co-worker Bruce Lehrmann in 2019 in a ministerial office.… Read More »Brittany Higgins: Lehrmann Sexual Assault Trial
Co-authored by Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE-OUTS: Coercive control is now illegal with the passing of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022 by the NSW… Read More »Deciphering the New Coercive Control Laws: What You Need to Know
Co-authored by Isabel Strahan KEY TAKE-OUTS: Defamation can be brought though commercial litigation or as a criminal charge under section 529 of the Crimes Act… Read More »Understanding Defamation in NSW: Is It Considered a Criminal Offense?