Turnbull Government to Water Down Native Title Laws

Grievous Bodily Harm: That Bone of Contention

Gordon Wood Sues NSW Government

Federal Court Invalidates Landmark Native Title Agreement

Turnbull Government to Water Down Native Title Laws

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 13/03/2017

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Australian attorney-general George Brandis rushed a bill through the House of Representatives on February 16 to amend native title laws. If passed by the Senate, it will reverse the impact that a recent Federal Court ruling will have on past and future Indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs). The Noongar native title… 

Grievous Bodily Harm: That Bone of Contention

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 10/03/2017

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Late on the night of February 12, 2013, Jason Dewey heard voices coming from several men gathered out the front of his wife’s Cessnock home. The men were making threatening remarks directed towards him. After going out onto the front veranda, Mr Dewey saw a group of ten men,… 

Gordon Wood Sues NSW Government

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 04/03/2017

By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Several years after being acquitted of murdering his girlfriend Caroline Byrne, Gordon Wood has commenced civil proceedings against the State of New South Wales, seeking $17.8 million in damages for malicious prosecution and false imprisonment. The case In a famous miscarriage of justice, Mr Wood spent more than three… 

Federal Court Invalidates Landmark Native Title Agreement

By Paul Gregoire - Published 15/02/2017

On February 2 of this year, the Federal Court ruled that the largest native title settlement in Australian history was void. The Noongar native title settlement was worth $1.3 billion dollars. The court’s decision may have widespread implications for both past and future agreements. The settlement between the Western Australian government and the Noongar traditional…