Victoria seeks to tighten laws after pair avoids prison over paramedic assault

Victoria seeks to tighten laws after pair avoids prison over paramedic assault

Posted May 16, 2018 16:17:17 Photo: Ambulance Victoria boss Tony Walker says the workforce is angry and frustrated about the case. (Twitter: Danny Hill) Related Story: Teen, woman charged, third suspect hands herself in, over alleged attack on paramedics Related Story: Ambulance officer undergoes surgery after ‘disgusting attack’ A fierce …

Canberra one-punch attacker who left victim in hospital avoids jail

Canberra one-punch attacker who left victim in hospital avoids jail

Updated May 15, 2018 17:51:16 A Canberra man has avoided jail after admitting to a coward punch which left a man in need of immediate surgery. Justice Michael Elkaim said Paul McNeill, 27, became involved in a fight, after he received a call from a friend during a drunken night …

Neil Erikson, who ambushed Sam Dastyari on video, avoids jail for contempt of court

Neil Erikson, who ambushed Sam Dastyari on video, avoids jail for contempt of court

Updated May 11, 2018 15:27:26 Related Story: ‘Are you not pathetic?’ Judge scolds ‘childish’ far-right activist Related Story: Far-right activist in contempt for failing to pull down Dastyari video A far-right activist who ambushed former Labor senator Sam Dastyari for a social media video will have to pay $10,000 if …

Former Melbourne councillor avoids conviction over illegal nomination

Former Melbourne councillor avoids conviction over illegal nomination

Updated April 19, 2018 15:21:51 A former City of Melbourne councillor has avoided conviction for helping a council candidate make an illegal nomination which was only discovered after he reported it. Richard Foster, 44, pleaded guilty to helping Brooke Wandin make an unlawful nomination in the 2016 council election by …

Finke race helicopter pilot avoids jail for endangering lives of spectators, competitors

Finke race helicopter pilot avoids jail for endangering lives of spectators, competitors

Updated April 13, 2018 13:59:40 Video: Helicopter pilot Lyndon Curr faced court for his actions at the Finke Desert Race. (ABC News) A 49-year-old helicopter pilot has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to operating a plane recklessly and endangering life at the Finke Desert Race, near Alice Springs, in …

Woman who stole $46k from Flight Centre to pay son’s drug debt avoids jail

Woman who stole $46k from Flight Centre to pay son’s drug debt avoids jail

Updated April 04, 2018 17:38:17 A Tasmanian women who stole money while she was a Flight Centre travel agent to repay her son’s drug debt has escaped a jail sentence. Sally Anne Walters, 40, embezzled the money over 17 months between April 2014 and September 2015 when she was a …

Former CLP and Labor candidate avoids jail time for lying to court

Former CLP and Labor candidate avoids jail time for lying to court

Updated March 29, 2018 16:57:55 Disgraced lawyer and former political candidate Wayne Connop has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to perjury. The conviction was the result of a Supreme Court hearing in April 2016, during which Mr Connop was appealing a decision by the Law Society to cancel his …