NSW Courts Articles

Federal Court Invalidates Landmark Native Title Agreement

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… Read more »

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Woman Who Stole Dying Nurse’s Handbag Given a Good Behaviour Bond

We previously reported on the case of 44-year old Silvia Schreuder who, along with 42-year old Jason Hall, was charged with larceny and fraud offences after stealing 62-year old aged care nurse Kay Shaylor’s handbag as she lay in a critical condition after a car accident. The collision occurred when Mr Shaylor’s vehicle was hit… Read more »

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NSW Court Rules that Eavesdropping Evidence is Admissible

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Czaba “Chubby” Magyari ran a well-organised drug syndicate selling large quantities of heroin and cocaine. The Hungarian national lived in a Drummoyne unit and had a premises in Bexley North he ran as a drug safe house. His groups was comprised of seven members – his ex-girlfriend Lilla Toemoeskoezy, who… Read more »

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Family Court Decides on Whether Abusive Father Can Visit Child

By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim The Family Court of Australia examined the distinction between lawful physical discipline of a child and unlawful abuse in a recent child custody dispute. The case involved a father who beat his two eldest children with a cricket bat, but argued he should still be allowed to see his six-year-old… Read more »

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