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Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 13 to 19 May 2019


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: A PM’s Faith Shouldn’t Be Steering a Secular Nation Scott Morrison’s religious views have shaped a number of his discriminatory, divisive and dangerous policies. Click here to read the article Catfishing Isn’t Illegal, But It Can Be a Way to …
NZ Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick

The NZ Cannabis Legalisation Referendum: An Interview With NZ Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick


New Zealand justice minister Andrew Little announced on 7 May that all three political parties that from the minority coalition government have agreed to the foundational elements of a legal and regulated cannabis market that the nation is set to vote on at next year’s national election. The minister confirmed that the referendum outcome will …
Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual Harassment Rife Within the Legal Profession


It’s a well-publicised fact that sexual harassment is prevalent in the legal profession, and now a new survey suggests that Australia has one of the highest rates of bullying and harassment amongst law professionals in the world. Australia provided the highest number of respondents, accounting for about 13 percent of responses to the survey of …
False accusation

Woman Pleads Guilty to Making False Claim of Indecent Assault


19-year old Caitlan Gray was involved in a collision in the western Sydney suburb of Bankstown on the evening of 22 November 2018, before pulling into a nearby BP service station. 36-year old Kenan Basic took it upon himself to assist the stranded woman by repairing her damaged radiator, before driving away. However, the good …
Parramatta courthouse

The Law on Destroying or Damaging Property in New South Wales


A 52-year old man has been arrested for destroying or damaging property after allegedly using a claw hammer to smash several glass panels near the entry to Parramatta Local Court at around 7.15pm last night. Video footage of the incident shows a man using what appears to be a hammer smashing several glass panels, before …
Daily Telegraph

Murdoch’s Politicking Is Business as Usual. But Is His Influence Waning?


There’s been talk of News Corp ramping up its anti-Labor coverage over the last six months, as if it’s some sort of deviation from the norm. However, what’s closer to the truth is, the Murdoch press has been sticking to its regular form, as it’s intensified its support of its beleaguered political ally. The real …
Pirate Party’s Sara Joyce

Protecting Civil and Digital Liberties: An Interview With the Pirate Party’s Sara Joyce


Australia is the only democratic country in the world not to have a national bill of rights. This effectively means that citizens’ human rights and civil liberties aren’t protected under the nation’s laws. The Australian Constitution provides a couple of safeguards. Section 41 ensures that citizens have the right to vote. Section 51 maintains that …
Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison

Eroding Our Civil Liberties Is a Bipartisan Move


Australians are heading to the polling booths this Saturday. And with the Coalition racking up its 54th consecutive Newspoll loss earlier this month, as well as a number of key Liberal ministers who’ve been jumping ship like rats, it seems we might have a new government quite soon. And as the remaining Coalition MPs make …

Banker Sent to Prison for Fraud


The former banker who defrauded the NAB for $640,000 over a period of four years by exploiting its ‘introducer’ scheme has been sentenced to eight months behind bars. In 2015 Andrew Matthews was celebrated by the bank for his work ethic, winning the National Australia Bank’s internal award for the best mobile banker of the …
Free DT Zellanach

Free DT Zellanach: Government Attempts to Silence First Nations Protesters


Spiritual leader and one of the most vocal activists at the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy, DT Zellanach is currently being detained by Victorian authorities on remand over some ridiculously minor offences. Zellanach’s charged with driving on an expired licence and verbally disrespecting a police officer. For these summary offences, he was denied bail and …