NSW Courts Articles

NSW Local Court In Crisis

The annual review of the local court, which deals with more than 90 per cent of criminal matters in the state, shows a massive surge in the number of cases being dealt with by the court since 2013 – about 70,000 cases over the six year period. Last year, almost 340,000 criminal matters came before… Read more »

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Sydney Man Sentenced to 28 Years for Murdering His Girlfriend

Sydney Man Onitolosi Etuini Atiai Latu, aged 31, who was found guilty of the murdering his girlfriend Rhonda Baker in August 2016 has been sentenced to 28 years behind bars, with a non-parole period of 21 years. The maximum sentence for murder in New south Wales is life imprisonment, with a standard non-parole period (SNPP)… Read more »

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Prosecution Must Serve All Relevant Evidence on Defence

By Ugur Nedim and Zeb Holmes The Supreme Court of New South Wales has compelled the Commissioner of Police to serve the criminal histories of prosecution witnesses, despite objections by police. The judgment serves as a reminder that the prosecution is legally required to serve all relevant materials upon the defence. Facts of the case… Read more »

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