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How Common Are False Sexual Assault Claims?

A sexual assault allegation is very serious matter, so why would a person make a false one? In this blog, we explore how common false sexual assault claims are and why they may be overreported. We’ll also look at why it’s important to recognise when a claim is false, and what consequences a person may […]

Explaining Domestic Violence and Common Assault(s) in Relationships

Domestic violence is often talked about in our society and on the news – but what does it look like in a legal sense? Here is a basic overview of how domestic violence and assault in relationships are categorised by the law. What is domestic violence? Domestic violence in NSW law is classified as an […]

Understanding the Basics of Consent

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An important deciding factor in many sexual assault cases is whether both parties consented to the activity. While you may understand logically what consent is, you may not know all the ways in which it can be applied under the law. Here are the most important basics for understanding the laws of consent in NSW. […]

What is Sexual Assault? Part 2

In Part 1 we explored the basic definitions of sexual assault as understood in our community. Part 2 will cover classifications of sexual assault under the law. We will look at how sexual assault is defined under the law, the importance of consent, and the five main sexual assault offences. Defining sexual assault under the […]

What is Sexual Assault? Part 1

Sexual assault is a broad term which can be used to describe many different types of unwanted or abusive sexual encounters. It is important to understand that this term is not only for severe actions such as rape and can be applied to many other situations. Part 1 of this topic is designed to cover […]