NSW Courts Articles

Drugs Being Found in a Common Area is Not Enough to Prove Possession

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 22 March 1978, NSW police detective Watson introduced himself to Edward Paul Filippetti and his mother at Port Kembla Courthouse. The detective explained that he had received information about Mr Filippetti having a large number of “buddha sticks” concealed at his Lake Heights house. Buddha sticks are often made… Read more »

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Driver Acquitted Despite Drugs Being Found in Car

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim At around 9.30 one morning, NSW police officers were at a flat on Murray Street in Port Macquarie investigating an incident, when the phone rang. An officer answered and told the caller the occupant wasn’t home. The caller rang again two minutes later. This time, the officer recognised the… Read more »

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Court Rules Overdrawing $2 Million is Dishonest, But It’s Not Fraud

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim When Luke Brett Moore opened his Complete Freedom savings account at the Goulburn branch of St George bank, he was unaware just how much freedom the financial institution would afford him. But Mr Moore soon found that he was at liberty to make quite a range of large withdrawals…. Read more »

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