Posts Categorized: Criminal Law

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 »

Sentence Reduced as Judge Overstated the Objective Seriousness of the Offence

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim At around 9.50 pm on 24 June 2017, Jayden Mason was forcibly ejected from the Wyong Leagues Club for being drunk and disorderly. On his way out of the premises, the 21-year-old commenced threatening staff, and as he walked down Lake Haven Drive, he continued this same behaviour with… Read more »

NSW Considers Banning the Public Display of Nazi Symbols

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Any suggested government-imposed prohibition on the public display of a particular symbol is likely to provoke responses opposing the proposition as being yet another expression of Australia’s increasing authoritarian drift. However, according to NSW shadow counterterrorism minister Walt Secord, the proposal he recently tabled in his private members bill,… Read more »

Know Your Rights, as Lockdowns Lift

Know Your Rights

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim After 107 days of being ordered to stay at home, Sydneysiders emerged from the pandemic lockdown on Monday. This saw numerous restrictions eased, including requirements to carry a mask at all times, as well as having to show proof of residence. However, the current system of opening up continues… Read more »

Sentencing Courts Cannot Draw Adverse Inferences From a Defendant’s Decision Not to Testify

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By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim After being found unconscious at his mother’s Biggera Waters home on the Queensland Gold Coast, 4-year-old Tyrell Cobb passed away in hospital on 24 May 2009. The child died as a result of two abdominal injuries caused by blunt force trauma, which occurred within 48 hours of his death…. Read more »