NSW Courts Articles

NSW Serious Crime Prevention Orders Are Lawful, High Court Rules

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 5 October last year, NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller commenced civil proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court seeking to have serious crime prevention orders (SCP0s) imposed upon alleged Rebel motorcycle gang members Damien Charles Vella, Johnny Lee Vella, and Michael Fetui. The orders sought to restrain and prohibit… Read more »

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Section 32 Mental Health Applications Require a Treatment Provider and Plan to be Specified

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim As Keith Saunders was walking down a street in Surry Hills on 27 February 2016, he spat in the face of a baby being pushed along in a pram by her grandmother. The man spat a sizeable amount of phlegm into the 3-month-old infants’ face, for apparently no reason…. Read more »

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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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