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Trespass and Break and Enter (NSW)

In New South Wales there is a range of offences relating to trespass and break and enter ranging from relatively trivial offences to serious crimes. Offences relating to trespass are governed by the Inclosed Lands Protection Act 1901, while break and enter offences are governed by the Crimes Act 1900.

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The Defence of Self-Defence (NSW)

The law recognises a person’s right to protect themselves when they are being physically attacked or are faced with a threat of physical violence. The extent to which it is permissible to use violence in self-defence depends on the circumstances and the extent of the threat faced. In New South Wales, the defence of self-defence was codified in the Crimes Act in 2001.

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