Deliberately lit fires: Arson is a criminal offence

LATELY, Queensland has been subjected to a number of bush fires which has put all our firefighters under substantial strain. While some of these bushfires have started from natural causes, some of these fires have been deliberately lit. Under section 461 of the Criminal Code, arson is when any person wilfully or unlawfully sets fire to any building, structure, motor … Read More

Walker PenderDeliberately lit fires: Arson is a criminal offence

Posting revenge images on social media is an offence

THE Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2019 makes it an offence for a person to “distribute, or threaten to distribute, an intimate image or prohibited visual recording”. Intimate image has a wide definition and is set out in s207A of the above Act. An “intimate image also includes an image that has been altered or photo-shopped … Read More

Walker PenderPosting revenge images on social media is an offence


A cornerstone of the Common Law upon which the Australian Legal System is based is the “presumption of innocence”. This means of course that if you are accused of a crime, you do not have to prove you are innocent.  Instead, it is the job of the Prosecutor to prove you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Consistent with this … Read More


Scam Alerts

Scammers are a common problem these days, whether its by phone, email, post or knocking on your front door. They will try anything. Lately Pender Accounting Group has been receiving, a higher than usual, amount of calls regarding the legitimacy of emails and phone calls. We urge all our clients to keep their personal information secure and to report any … Read More

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