The Executive Chairman of Impulse said the reason he told the appellant was that he was interested in buying the appellant's residence in Rose Bay but would have to make a conditional offer while waiting for the merger to go through.He gave evidence that he told the appellant that because the appellant had been told this information, the appellant would not be able to trade in Qantas shares.Appellant gave each company a Nature 10 form showing the correct duty payable.
Appellant traded in Qantas shares after being informed by the Executive Chairman of Impulse Airlines that his company was awaiting ACCC approval for the merger of Impulse with Qantas.Counsel for appellant then informed the trial judge that he had instructions to enter pleas.Appellant was re-arraigned & pleaded guilty to all counts.At the sentence hearing, the judge sought confirmation from appellant as to the his understanding of the effect of pleading guilty & appellant said he understood completely.There was no suggestion that the pleas were other than voluntary.The applicant was sentenced upon the basis that his intent to inflict GBH was not premeditated. GAO, Zhen Yu Michael - CCA, Sully, Greg James & Adams JJCitation: R v Gao  NSWCCA 390Conviction and sentence appeal.1 x knowingly concerned in the importation of a commercial quantity of heroin.12y with NPP of 8y.Aged 25 at time of offence - no remorse or contrition - slim prospects of rehabilitation - prior violent offences. Appellant was charged with the above offence following a police surveillance operation. Applicant & her male co-offender committed the offences upon applicant's children. The co-offender received a total sentence of 8y with a NPP of 5*y.The victims of all offences were aged 14 or 15 at the time.Each of the victims was injured, although not seriously.Evidence of prior incidents of violence - whether wrongly admitted - relationship evidence - tendency evidence - probative value - unfair prejudice - whether directions adequate. WILSON, Linda - NSW SC, Miles AJ, Citation: R v Wilson  NSWSC 1257Remarks on Sentence. Offender went to trial on a charge of murder, however, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.The prosecution case was that the offender, who was the foster mother of the 2 year old deceased, had inflicted injuries upon the child with intent to cause GBH & that the child had died from those injuries.