Option backdating and its implications
The supply offences arose out of the supply of methylamphetamine to an undercover police officer on 5 occasions over a period of 10 days.
Applicant poured petrol over victim (a former girlfriend) & set her alight.He loaded the weapon & subsequently threatened 2 further police officers.When arrested, he struck a police officer with a bottle. Prior offences - alcohol problem - sought to take part in drug & alcohol programme whilst on remand but received no response from prison authorities.Both vehicles stopped at traffic lights whereupon appellant & at least one other male approached victim's car then pulled him from the vehicle. Aged 47 at time of offences - troubled upbringing - poor health - lengthy criminal record - priors include offences for violence, property & driving - previous imprisonment in 3 Australian states.Victim attempted to defend himself with a clublock, which was taken from him. Whether conviction unreasonable having regard to the evidence - whether witnesses 'coached'- whether undue weight given to evidence of witnesses. RAE, Stephen John - CCA, Giles JA, Sully & Levine JJCitation: R v Rae  NSWCCA 545Sentence appeal.