Security Licences - Loss and Revocation

Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide a summary and general overview only. It is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, legal advice. You should seek legal advice from a barrister or solicitor working in the area of employment, criminal and/or human rights law before acting or relying on any of its content. Are you a security guard or company that has lost their security licence? The granting, regulation and revocation of security licenses in New South Wales is governed by the Security Industry Act 1997. Section 26 of that Act sets out the circumstances in which a security licence may be revoked. It reads as follows: (1) A licence may be revoked:(b) if the licensee: (i) suppli

Parole - what happens once I get out of gaol/jail?

Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide a summary and general overview only. It is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, legal advice. You should seek legal advice from a barrister or solicitor working in the area of criminal and/or human rights law before acting or relying on any of its content. What is parole? When a person is sentenced to imprisonment for more than 6 months the court must set a ‘non-parole period’. This is the time the person must spend in custody. For example, a 6 year prison term could have a 4 year non-parole period. Whilst that person must remain in gaol for 4 years they may be allowed to serve the remaining two years of their sentence on parole. Parole

Firearms Prohibition Orders ('FPO's')

Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide a summary and general overview only. It is not intended to be, nor does it constitute, legal advice. You should seek legal advice from a barrister or solicitor working in the area of criminal and/or human rights law before acting or relying on any of its content. The Commissioner of Police may make a Firearms Prohibition Order against a person if in the opinion of the Commissioner the person is not fit, in the public interest, to have possession of a firearm: s 73 Firearms Act 1996 (NSW). To date, hundreds of people in NSW have been served with a Firearms Prohibition Order. The overwhelmingly majority of those issued with such orders are suspec

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