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      Are Steroids Legal in Australia?

      The question of whether steroids are legal in Australia has gained prominence in recent years due to their increased popularity. Each state and territory have specific laws governing the possession, use, and distribution of anabolic and androgenic steroidal agents, generally classifying them as prohibited or controlled substances with varying penalties for offences. These penalties can […]

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      Are Magic Mushrooms & Psilocybin Legal in Australia?
      Posted By , on July 3, 2024

      Laws in Australia are strict about whether it is legal to possess magic mushrooms containing psilocybin and psilocin. This is because they can cause hallucinations and dangerous side effects. However, they have been used by Indigenous communities for over a thousand years. Interest in their potential to treat mental health conditions like depression and PTSD […]

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      Is Financial Abuse a Crime?

      With stricter domestic violence laws being introduced, a common question being asked is whether financial abuse is a crime. While this has previously been seen in the context of family law proceedings, the introduction of coercive control as a criminal offence has expanded the consequences of financial abuse. This is because control of finances is […]

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      Jarryd Hayne Freed from Jail After Appeal Win

      NRL star Jarryd Hayne has been released from jail after his sexual assault appeal was allowed and convictions overturned. This is the second successful appeal for the two-time Dally M winner. He has been through three trials to date. Hayne was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman at her Newcastle following a District Court […]

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      New Knife Laws NSW
      Posted By , on June 9, 2024

      The NSW government has passed new knife laws giving police unprecedented powers to use ‘wanding’ after a spate of high-profile stabbings. Police will now be able to use a hand-held metal detector without warrants in certain locations. The new legislation is not without criticism, with the opposition claiming it does not give police enough power, […]

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      First-Time Domestic Violence Offender
      Posted By , on June 2, 2024

      First-time domestic violence charges are taken very seriously by the courts. In today’s climate, it is not unusual for sentences of imprisonment to be imposed for these offences. Generally, an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) will be applied for by police on behalf of complainants. This can significantly restrict a defendant’s behaviour. Can You Go […]

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      Can you get an AVO for Verbal Abuse?
      Posted By , on May 28, 2024

      An AVO for verbal abuse is a way for victims to protect themselves against further conduct. Verbal abuse is a way for an abuser to gain control over their victims by creating an unbalanced power dynamic between them. Verbal abuse can have complex effects on the victim’s identity and sense of self especially if it […]

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      How to get a Private AVO
      Posted By , on May 27, 2024

      A private AVO is beneficial for those who seek protection against another person when police are unwilling to help. Applying for a private AVO is a long process and can be confusing if you are uninformed about the many steps of the procedure. The below article will explain the process. What is a private AVO? […]

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      Age of Consent Laws Australia
      Posted By , on May 15, 2024

      The age of consent varies across Australian states. The idea of an age of consent is designed to protect children, who are incapable of consenting due to their lack of maturity. Due to the complexity of sexual assault charges, it is important to consult an experienced criminal defence lawyer if the age of consent is […]

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      Are Laser Pointers Illegal in Australia?
      Posted By , on May 8, 2024

      In recent years there has been an increase in the prominence of laser pointers and their use in various contexts. A number of pieces of legislation in NSW deal with the legality of laser pointers and potential penalties. What Are Laser Pointers? Laser pointers are compact, battery-powered devices made to project a concentrated laser beam. […]

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