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Should I tell my lawyer the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

by Jarryd Bartle
When engaging a criminal defence lawyer, clients are sometimes unsure about how much to say at the first meeting – concerned that telling their lawyers everything all at once could make it harder to achieve the best possible outcome. Indeed,...

Cannabis Possession Will Soon Be Legal In Canberra: An Interview With Cannabis Club’s Mark Hutchison

by Paul Gregoire
Just quietly, from Friday week onwards, if you’re in the ACT and you want to smoke cannabis in the privacy of your own home it will be completely legal. You’ll also be able have up to 50 grams of weed...

Australia’s First Privacy Breach Class Action: An Interview With Lawyer George Newhouse

by Paul Gregoire
It’s said that data has replaced oil as the most profitable commodity in today’s digital era. And like all things lucrative, the potential for data to be used in deceptive or illegal ways for financial benefit is not only there,...

Bring Berejiklian’s Strip Search Regime to an End

by Paul Gregoire
“Summer of Glove” posters have been springing up around Sydney’s CBD. They feature an image, depicting NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian pulling on some latex gloves in preparation, it would seem, for a rather invasive strip search she’s about to conduct....

Aussies Demand Climate Action, Scotty Delivers Marketing, and Anthony Rolls Over

by Paul Gregoire
The cooler, wetter weather over recent days has brought some respite from the months of sweeping bushfires, which have destroyed 10 million hectares nationwide and taken the lives of over two dozen people, along with those of an estimated billion...

Law Enforcement Integrity Commission Lacks Independence

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Well before the creation of the ‘Super Ministry’ – the Department of Home Affairs – headed up by Peter Dutton, the government created a key anti-corruption body. The problem is that not many have heard of it until recently. Despite...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 13 to 19 January 2020

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Catholic Priest Dies Before Being Sentenced for Child Sexual Abuse A former priest who was found guilty of sexually abusing six teenage boys has died,...

Is it legal to record a phone call in Australia?

by Jarryd Bartle
Is it legal to record a phone call in Australia? The rules vary across the nation when it comes to the legality of recording telephone calls. There are various reasons why someone might want to record a phone call, including...

Muslim Minorities Are Facing Genocide in Asia

by Paul Gregoire
Developments involving Muslim populations in India have echoes of the fate that’s recently befallen Islamic minorities elsewhere in the region. There are now fears that a new humanitarian crisis could unfold in India, similar to those involving the Uyghurs and...

Myanmar Cuts Off Aid to Devastated Rohingya Populations

by Paul Gregoire
As of last week, a humanitarian crisis began unfolding in Myanmar’s north eastern Rakhine state, as aid agencies, such as the International Rescue Committee and the International Organisation for Migration, have been blocked from entering the townships of Rathidaung and...
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