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Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 1 to 7 April 2019


In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:

Isolating Extremists Increases the Danger

A study of prison culture suggests that isolating extremists tends to strengthen their resolve to commit crimes, whereas dispersing them amongst the general prison population is cheaper and increases the likelihood of rehabilitation.

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Use of Defence Lawyer As Informant Labelled ‘Negligence in the Highest Order’

Top brass ignored warnings by junior officers that persuading a criminal defence barrister to divulge legally privileged information could put convictions at risk and undermine the integrity of the system.

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The Law Relating to Search Warrants in NSW

The man believed to be responsible for the Christchurch massacre has formally complained about his treatment in custody.

Meanwhile, Australian authorities have applied for search warrants for properties associated with him.

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Death by Stoning for Sodomy, Adultery and Rape in Brunei

The Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei has implemented the death penalty for sodomy, adultery and rape, while thieves face amputation.

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Twilight of the Federal Coalition: It’s Time for Change

The federal government’s time in office has been characterised by divisive policies, the erosion of civil liberties, political in-fighting and a ballooning deficit.

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First Nations Suicide Prevention: An Interview With R U OK?’s Dr Vanessa Lee

The Aboriginal owned and run ‘Stronger Together’ campaign seeks to provide culturally appropriate support for Indigenous youths who feel desperate and hopeless.

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Muslims Are the Main Targets of Hate Crimes in NSW

Over 70% of religiously motivated crimes in our state are perpetrated against Muslims.

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Cannabis Legalisation Must be Accompanied By Overhaul of Drug Driving Laws

As the nation’s capital looks set to legalise cannabis possession, there is a corresponding need to amend laws which make it a crime for a person to drive with minute traces of the drug in their system.

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Study Finds that the Recollection of Eyewitnesses Can be Enhanced

An Australian researcher suggests there may be a way to enhance the reliability of eyewitness testimony.

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Government Slammed for Inaction Over Mass Incarceration of First Nations Peoples

The Law Council has slammed the federal government over its failure to adopt the ALRC’s recommendations to address the “national and international embarrassment” of having the most incarcerated peoples in the world.

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NSW Magistrate Guilty of Sexual Offences

Magistrate Graeme Curran is facing sentencing for seven counts of indecently assaulting a teenage boy.

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