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Prison Guard Charged with Murder of Aboriginal Detainee

by Paul Gregoire
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) NSW announced on 10 August that it was applying to the NSW Supreme Court to have a charge laid against a Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) officer, who shot a Wiradjuri man in...

Senate Probe Reveals that Albanese is Not Taking Action on Assange

by Paul Gregoire
Award-winning Australian journalist and truth-teller Julian Assange has been remanded in custody on behalf of the United States in London’s notorious Belmarsh Prison for three years now. The UK’s treatment of the Wikileaks founder inside has been deemed torture by the...

Google Fined for Unlawfully Collecting Australian Consumer Data

by Sonia Hickey
Google and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s (ACCC’s) long running battle over the unlawful collection of data has been settled with the tech giant agreeing to pay $60 million.  In April 2021, the Federal Court found that Google had...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 8 to 14 August 2022

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Defendant’s Perception Is Crucial When Assessing Manslaughter Based on Excessive Self-Defence The appeal court reduced the defendant’s sentence because the initial judge failed to sufficiently...

Mounting Corruption Likely the End for the NSW Coalition Government

by Paul Gregoire
Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro called in sick on Friday, prior to his scheduled appearance before the NSW Legislative Council Public Accountability Committee. The ex-NSW Nationals leader cited mental health as the reason why he couldn’t front up to...

First Nations Prison Rate Climbs, Despite Pandemic Drop in Overall Inmate Numbers

by Paul Gregoire
The NSW Bureau of Crimes Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) just released its state custody figures for June 2022, which indicate that inmate numbers have continued on with their downward spiral that commenced at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mid-year, there...

Corrective Services Officers Strike Over Upgrading of Charges Against Colleague

by Sonia Hickey
More than 5,000 New South Wales Corrective Services officers are on a 24-hour strike in protest over the upgrading of a colleague’s charges from manslaughter to murder following a review by the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) into...

Former US President Could Face Criminal Charges

by Sonia Hickey
Legal commentators in the United States suggest that former President Donald Trump could face criminal charges for anything from failing to send classified documents to the National Archive to the offence of tax fraud, and potentially be disqualified from running...

Government Will Keep its Crimes a Secret, While Continuing to Prosecute Whistleblowers

by Paul Gregoire
Attorney general Mark Dreyfus’ decision to drop the Bernard Collaery prosecution on 7 July was praised, as the ACT barrister was facing multiple charges over allegedly exposing our nation having bugged the Timor-Leste cabinet offices in 2004 to gain unfair advantage...

Stop the Waste-to-Energy Incinerators, Demands Western Sydney Direct Action’s Melinda Wilson

by Paul Gregoire
Right now, Next Generation and Cleanaway are proposing to build waste-to-energy incinerators in Western Sydney, despite a long-term public campaign against their establishment, which, last year, led the NSW Liberal Nationals government to rule them out. Waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration involves the...
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