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NSW Police Officer Charged Over Jai Kalani Wright’s Death in Custody

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The NSW Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) announced on Monday, that the NSW police officer who fatally swung an unmarked police car out in front of a trail bike that 16-year-old Jai Kalani Wright was riding has been charged over...

The Criminal Offence of Hindering an Investigation in NSW

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A New South Wales woman pleaded guilty to criminal charges following a vehicle collision at Yanco near Leeton in the Riverina region of New South Wales on 4 April 2023, which resulted in the death of a mother and her...

When It Comes to Kneejerk Criminal Law Enactment, Antisemitism Is the New Terrorism

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Following the 2001 9/11 attacks in New York City, the Australian government, like many others, embarked on a terror law enacting bonanza. And because our nation, unlike any other western democracies, is devoid of federal rights protections, our terror laws...

“We Will Remain Here as Long as It Takes”: Interview With the 24/7 Gaza Picket at the PM’s Office

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Right now, there’s a 24/7 protest camp set up outside Anthony Albanese’s electoral office in Marrickville, which is demanding that the prime minister act in a manner that would at least be an attempt to bring an end to the...

Historical Sexual Assaults: Women Cannot Be Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Boys

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In a decision which shows just how far sexual offence laws have changed over the decades, the highest criminal court in the state, the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal (NSWCCA) recently found that a female teacher prosecuted over...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 12 to 18 February 2024

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In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: The Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program in NSW Magistrates are empowered to compel those who are suffering from severe dependency issues to undertake treatment,...

Criminal Offences of Blackmail and Extortion Across Australia

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Acts described as blackmail typically involve demanding a benefit from another person in exchange for refraining from engaging in conduct they would not otherwise wish to undertake, while acts of extortion generally involve obtaining a benefit through the use of...

Can Sexual Offenders Be Subjected to Chemical Castration in New South Wales?

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It has been reported that a South Australian man convicted of sexual assault has been released from prison ro home detention after agreeing to take “libido suppressing drugs”. Troy James Power, 45, was convicted of the offence in 2008 and...

Senator Thorpe Introduces Bill to Facilitate the Prosecution of Genocide Domestically

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Right now, those opposing the Albanese government’s support of Israel in its military assault on the 2.3 million Palestinians trapped in the 41 kilometre long and at its widest 12 kilometre wide walled-in Gaza Strip, are discussing the potential for...

The Laws Relating to Joint Criminal Enterprise in Australia

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The doctrine of ‘joint criminal enterprise’ – also known as complicity or acting with a common purpose – provides that a person may be found guilty of a criminal offence in certain circumstances, even if they did not physically participate...
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