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Habitual Offender Legislation changes

For many years it wasn’t uncommon to be approached by convicted traffic offenders who had been disqualified by the courts for significant periods. Sometimes in the vicinity in excess of 10 years. In addition to the person serving their period of disqualification they then received a further 5 years from the RMS pursuant to the …

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Whatever floats your…submarine

Australia backs out of contract with French company Naval Group In 2016, Australia signed a contract with French company Naval Group to supply Australia with 12 diesel-electric Barracuda submarines over a 25 year period. In mid-September 2021, Australia unceremoniously withdrew from its contract with France and signed a new defence treaty with the United Kingdom …

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Viva resistance – Unsuccessfully challenged the Health Minister

Teachers, health and construction workers have unsuccessfully challenged the Health Minister A group of workers made up of teachers, health and construction workers have unsuccessfully challenged the Health Minister, Brad Hazzard’s vaccine mandate, in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The public health orders require teachers, aged care workers and health care workers to …

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Revenue Reprieve – Double Demerit Points

In an unusual move, the State Government has given drivers in New South Wales a one-off reprieve from double demerit points. David Elliot, the Police Minister announced the reprieve was to provide lockdown citizens a break, especially since travel around New South Wales was suspended. Double demerit points were introduced in 1997 as part of …

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The higher the pedestal, the further the fall

Premier of NSW retires The first female premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, announced her retirement as Premier and from Parliament on 1 October 2021. The announcement came after the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) announced it was formally investing the Premier’s alleged involvement in a grant sought by her then partner Daryl Maguire. It …

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COVID 19 Restrictions: To ride or not to ride?

Motorbike riding restrictions in place The question that appears to be on everyone’s mind at the moment is whether to ride or not. Here’s our preliminary view: It would appear that we are governed by the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020, which appears to have been signed by Brad Hazzard …

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