Posts Categorized: Criminal Law

NSW Youth Koori Court Keeps First Nations Youth Out of Prison, Reports Finds

Koori Court

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The latest NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) custody figures, which relate to the 2021 December quarter, reveal that in this state 43 percent of all young people being held in youth detention are First Nations children. This is despite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids only accounting… Read more »

High Risk Offender Who Breached Extended Supervision Order Has Sentence Reduced

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 9 April 2009, Simon Monteiro was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the aggravated sexual assault of his then girlfriend in her Bellevue Hill apartment on 2 January 2008. The rape was aggravated because the offender inflicted actual bodily harm before the non-consensual sex assault. The State Parole Authority granted… Read more »

Terrorism Offender’s Sentence Reduced, as His Words Weren’t as Serious as First Judged

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A 17 to 18th of December 2014 meeting of some Australian Muslim men in their early 20s was occurring in in the garage of the Regent’s Park family home of Sulayman Khalid, which involved them planning a series of serious terrorist attacks on Sydney’s AFP building and Lithgow Prison. Later… Read more »

The “Lost Utilitarian Benefit” of a Rejected Guilty Plea Should Be Reflected in Sentence

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In May 2014, two drive-by shootings were committed at the Bossley Park home of Wade Martinez. NSW police believed Gewargis Garmo was connected to these incidents. Martinez would not cooperate with inquiries into them. But it’s been suggested he thought to take care of the matter himself. Nine months… Read more »