Posts By: Paul Gregoire

Drink Driving and Drug Driving Laws in NSW: An Inconsistent and Unjust Regime

Driving Offences

“The risk of being involved in a serious car accident increases significantly when the driver’s blood alcohol range substantially exceeds the basic legal limit,” outlines a 2023 NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research report on sentencing high range prescribed concentration of alcohol drivers. “In particular”, underscored the BOCSAR researchers David Saffron and Marilyn Chilvers,… Read more »

A Rundown of the UK High Court Decision to Greenlight Assange’s US Extradition

High Court decision on Assange

The UK High Court of Justice ruled on 10 December last year, that the decision not to permit the extradition of Australian journalist Julian Assange, handed down by District Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser on 4 January 2021, be overturned. Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett and Lord Justice Timothy Holroyd made the decision based on two… Read more »

A Prosecutor’s Duty of Disclosure in the NSW Local Court

Law book and a scale

Legal Aid NSW solicitor Tim McKenzie emailed Wollongong police senior sergeant Ryan on 4 April 2019 to remind the most senior police prosecutor at the local station about the duty of disclosure requirements that prosecutors in NSW Local Courts must adhere to. The prosecution in general must follow a duty of disclosure when undertaking a… Read more »

The NSW Police State Laws Paving the Way for One Nation Measures

Police guarding building

Cancel culture is the practice of boycotting a well-known personality or company for espousing objectionable or offensive views. NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham has a special aversion to this emerging trend, which he perceives as a threat to freedom of speech. “This is anti-intellectualism at its core,” Latham told the Bolt Report mid-last year…. Read more »

Guilty Plea Overturned Due to Criminal Defence Lawyer’s “Seriously Flawed” Advice

Downing Centre Court Complex

Daniel Foran was working as security at Pyrmont’s Harlequin Hotel in the early hours of 21 June last year, when he was required to remove a patron from the establishment. After the inebriated man swung at him several times, Foran punched him, causing the customer to fall to the ground. Following the removal of the… Read more »