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      Couple Charged with Sexual Assault After Alleged Sex Slave Operation Busted

      A couple have been charged with multiple sexual assault offences after Police stormed an alleged ‘sex slave’ operation. 35-year-old Matthew James Markcrow and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Crystal Marie Sawyer are accused of giving several women drugs and using them as prostitutes. The allegations include tattooing the women as the ‘property’ of Mr Markcrow. It is […]

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      Man Found Not Guilty of Murder of Police Officer and Grandmother Due to Mental Illness

      A man has been found not guilty of murdering his grandmother as well as a retired policeman, by reason of mental illness. Murray Deakin was charged over the deaths of his grandmother Gail Winner, and retired police officer Michael Horne as well as causing grievous bodily harm to his grandfather, Thomas Winner. The 20-year-old was […]

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      Criminal Lawyer Explains Why NRL Star Sam Burgess Was Found Guilty and AVO Made

      NRL star Sam Burgess has been found guilty of intimidation and an AVO has been made for the protection of his former father-in-law, Mitch Bourke. An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) was also made for the protection of Mr Bourke. The 32-year-old was convicted and sentenced to a two-year community corrections order. He spoke to media […]

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      McDonald’s QR Code Offender Sentenced at Blacktown Local Court

      A man who made national headlines after throwing a cash register at McDonald’s has been sentenced at Blacktown Local Court for damage property. Jake Sinderberry was alleged to have verbally abused employees at Kellyville McDonald’s as he refused to check in using a QR code. The 25-year-old has been ordered to attend counselling for anger […]

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      How To Get an AVO Dropped – Step by Step Guide

      A common situation faced by lawyers, Police and the Courts is when a defendant or complainant asks how to get an AVO dropped. Often the defendant and protected person will have resolved the situation. Or the anger and acrimony between them has subsided. Many people think that it is as simple as the complainant saying […]

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      School Principal Extradited to Australia on Sexual Offences

      A former school principal has been extradited from Israel to Australia to face sexual offences. Malka Leifer, who was the headmistress of Elsternwick’s Adass Israel School between 2001 and 2008 was flown out of Israel by authorities to Germany and then to Australia last month. It brings a six-year saga to an end after Police […]

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      MP Calls for ‘Grants Rorts’ Inquiry into NSW Premier’s office

      A member of parliament has renewed calls for an inquiry into NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s office after a report found evidence of documents being shredded relating to a $250 million grants scheme. The State Archives and Records Authority report determined that the Premier’s office broke the law by shredding the documents. However, the Authority has […]

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      Is it Illegal to Flash Your Headlights to Warn of Police?

      Imagine this – you’re driving down an open road, pass a police car and decide to flash your headlights to warn of police. Drivers travelling in the opposite direction will no doubt be thankful. Indeed, some would say it would be un-Australian to act in any other way. But could you be committing an offence? […]

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      Channel Nine Boss Avoids Jail for High Range Drink Driving at Hornsby Local Court

      The director of Australia’s largest television network has narrowly avoided jail for high-range drink driving. Darren Wick, Channel Nine’s director of news and current affairs appeared at Hornsby Local Court on 20 January 2021 after being caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) more than four times over the legal limit.  It was Wick’s […]

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      Casino Prevented from Opening due to Money Laundering Concerns in Sydney

      NSW gambling regulators have banned Crown Resorts from opening its new Sydney casino due to money laundering concerns. The NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) made the decision after the company made admissions that money laundering had likely occurred through its accounts. The inquiry was initially set up to investigate suspicious activity. The amount […]

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