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Can Men Get Sexually Assaulted by Women?


Can Men Get Sexually Assaulted by Women? According to the United Nations 92 people out of every 100,000 report a sexual assault in Australia. That puts us at one of the highest rates of reported…

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Should I Take a Traffic Offence to Court?


When deciding whether to elect to take a fine issued by police of the RMS authority, there are several considerations you must take into account. Firstly, you need to be aware of what your options…

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What Happens if I have been Pulled Over for a MDT?


When are the Police Permitted to Drug test you? Police do not have the power to drug test people randomly on the street for no good reason. Even after the police arrest you they do…

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What are the Worst Areas in Sydney for Drink Driving?


What are the worst areas in Sydney for drink driving? In NSW alone police have conducted over 6.5 MILLION random breath tests since January 2014. Of that 22,000 people were charged with drink-driving. That means…

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Majority Verdicts – How do they Work?


Majority Verdicts – How do they work? Our criminal justice system in Australia has, for hundreds of years, always known that an accused person tried before a jury could only be found guilty of the…

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What To Do When A Police Officer Wants to Search You


If you are approached by a police officer and asked to submit to a search, you can either consent or refuse a search. If you consent, remember to ask the officer for the reason of…

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Things To Remember When You Are Being Arrested and Taken Back To The Police Station


It is an unfortunate situation when you find yourself locked up in a paddy wagon and being sent to the police station. There are many things that you must remember if you have been arrested….

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What Happens If I Refuse To Undergo A Breath Test?


Refusing to submit to a roadside breath test or a breath analysis at the police station is a criminal offence in NSW and these offences carry harsh penalties.   When can police request a breath…

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The cost of jailing someone in Australia – Money well spent?


The cost of jailing someone in Australia – Money well spent? In 2013 – 2014, the prison system cost Australia $2.6 billion. This works out to about $100,000 per year per inmate. The Productivity Commission…

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Do we need to further tighten our gun laws?


Do we need to further tighten our gun laws? In 1996, Martin Bryant walked into a cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania and killed 35 people and wounded 23 others with a semiautomatic rifle and another…

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