Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 1 to 7 February 2021

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

What is ‘Child Abuse Material’ in New South Wales?

A 48-year old NSW police sergeant has been charged with accessing child abuse material.

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Can I Sue My Lawyer for Negligence? Advocates Immunity in Australia

‘Advocates immunity’ generally prevents lawyers from being sued for negligence, but there are exceptions to the rule.

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Australians Demand a Real Political Alternative

Labor needs to step up and present policies that protect the public rather than enrich big business if it is to succeed at the next federal election.

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Teflon Gladys: Inquiry Hears Fresh Evidence of Corruption

The inquiry heard that Ms Berejiklian approved a $20 million grant in a contested seat without following the required approval processes.

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Government vs Google: Will The Tech Giant Really Leave Australia?

Google claims it will be forced to make search unavailable in Australia if our government forces it to pay for certain news content.

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Berejiklian At It Again. This Time Using Desperately Needed Bushfire Relief Funds

“Instead of going on the basis of need, [the bushfire relief money] has clearly been doled out on the basis of political connection.”

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Save Our Public Housing: An Interview With Hands Off Glebe’s Emily Bullock

Residents in Glebe and Eveleigh public housing estates have been told that their homes will be demolished to make way for private high-rise apartments.

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The Offence of Fraud in NSW: Law, Defences, Penalties and Sentencing Considerations

A 58-year old woman has been charged with defrauding a local sports club of more than $1.1 million.

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Stop Handcuffing Refugees: An Interview With Doctors for Refugees’ Patrick Lukins

The paramedic demanded that Serco guards not handcuff a refugee who had to be taken to hospital for urgent treatment.

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Buprenorphine: Helping Prison Inmates to Stay Away from Illegal Drugs

The drug has been successfully used to reduce the craving for opioids.

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Homeless Woman Faces $5,000 Fine for Sleeping Rough During Lockdown

The council destroyed the woman’s belongings and threatened her with a $5000 fine.

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Victoria Criminalises Gay Conversion Therapy

Those who engage in conduct which aims to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity will face up to 10 years in prison.

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Morrison Drafts Laws to Placate Murdoch, as Google Threatens to Pull the Plug

Media moguls such as Rupert Murdoch are likely to benefit the most from new laws requiring big tech to pay for news content.

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Prosecution of Refugee Rally Organiser for Incitement Could a Have Chilling Effect

The activist’s prosecution could further impact the ability of citizens to peacefully protest.

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