NSW Courts Articles

Turnbull Government to Water Down Native Title Laws

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… Read more »

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Gordon Wood Sues NSW Government

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… Read more »

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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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