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What is a Community Correction Order in New South Wales?

by Sonia Hickey
Australian bikini model Stevie Bamford has found herself in trouble with the law again, this time for credit card fraud.  The model made global headlines in 2012 after lying about being sexually assaulted by a tuktuk driver while two other...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 20 to 26 June 2022

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: NSW Police Accused of Covering Up Killing of Mentally Ill Man The NSW Police Commissioner appealed to the Supreme Court to suppress evidence relating to...

Television Presenter Could Face Contempt of Court Charges

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The trial of Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019, was due to begin in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory on Monday. But an acceptance speech by television presenter...

After WA’s Historic Pardons, Further Police Accountability Is Needed for Baby Charlie

by Paul Gregoire
WA attorney general John Quigley this week apologised for the treatment the state and WA police subjected Tamica and Ted Mullaley to in relation to the circumstances surrounding the 2013 murder of 10-month-old baby Charlie. The minister also pardoned the pair...

“A Watershed Moment for Drug Policy”: Dr David Caldicott on the ACT Fixed Pill Testing Site

by Paul Gregoire
The greenlighting of a six-months trial of a fixed pill testing site in Australia’s capital is a “watershed moment” in terms of how the nation treats illicit substances, according to Dr David Caldicott, a long-term advocate for the nationwide rollout of...

Authorities Continue Crackdown on Climate Activism With Extralegal NSW Police Raid

by Paul Gregoire
NSW authorities continue their crackdown on climate protests, as those raising the alarm about the climate emergency escalate their response to the unwillingness of those holding the reins of government to take adequate action in regard to mounting crisis. Blockade...

Bungled Unwarranted Police Stakeout Results in Premature Raid, Says Climate Arrestee Nick Weaver

by Paul Gregoire
Last Sunday morning at around 8:30 am, two NSW police officers dressed in camouflage were surveilling a group of climate defenders from some bushes on a property in the town of Colo, northwest of Sydney, when they were spotted by some...

Victorian Government Backtracks on Promise to Decriminalise Public Intoxication

by Sonia Hickey
The government headed by Daniel Andrews in Victoria promised to decriminalise the crime of public intoxication following the tragic death of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day in 2017, but now says the offence won’t be repealed until at least next...

NSW Considers Medical Cannabis Driving Defence: Interview With Former Magistrate David Heilpern

by Paul Gregoire
The Turnbull government legalised medicinal cannabis use in 2016, along with the lawful cultivation, manufacture and distribution of it. But, six years on, and drivers who use the medicine continue to be penalised for having traces of it in their...

Calls for Police Guns Out of First Nations Communities and an End to the Intervention

by Paul Gregoire
Karrinjarla Muwajarri-Ceasefire protesters gathered out front of Sydney Town Hall on 18 June, as part of a National Day of Action calling for guns out of remote First Nations communities and an end to the imposed settler colonial police state...
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