Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 1 to 7 June 2020

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers

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

Government to Refund $720 Million Extorted Through Robodebt

Following an adverse court decision and in the face of a class action lawsuit, the federal government has decided to refund the proceeds of its illegal scheme.

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End Immigration Detention: Car Convoy Protest Descends on Villawood

Dozens of cars joined a cavalcade protest to Sydney’s Villawood Detention Centre to demand the release of refugees.

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“I Can’t Breathe”: ISJA’s Raul Bassi on the George Floyd-David Dungay Rally

The police killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd bears similarities to the death in custody of Dunghutti man David Dungay at a Sydney prison.

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Unjust Outcomes: Extended Supervision Orders in New South Wales

An Aboriginal man who was placed on a five year extended supervision order was given lengthy prison sentences for minor breaches, up to 11 years after the order was first imposed.

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Stop Police Brutality: NSW Police Officer Assaults Indigenous Teen

As officers in the US join protests against police brutality, footage has emerged of a Sydney officer pinning the arms of a teen behind his back, turning him around and sweeping him to the ground.

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Stop Black Deaths in Custody: An Interview With Gomeroi Activist Gwenda Stanley

Stop Black Deaths in Custody rallies are taking place across Australia to send a strong message to law enforcement officers that brutality will no longer be tolerated.

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Expert Family Court Witness Guilty of Child Sexual Assault

An expert family court witness who worked as a scout leader and a psychologist for television show Big Brother has pleaded guilty to historical child sexual abuse charges.

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Public Health Orders in New South Wales

NSW Police Force have warned that officers will be out in force enforcing the new orders.

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“I Can’t Breathe”: ISJA’s Raul Bassi on the George Floyd-David Dungay Rally

The Stop All Black Deaths in Custod Rally and Vigil for George Floyd will now be meeting ‪at 3 pm on Saturday 6 June‬ at Sydney’s Town Hall, due to increasing numbers, organisers advise.

It will then be marching down to Central’s Belmore Park, where the vigil will be held.

The event will be COVID safe, without compromising the integrity of it’s aims.

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Uprising in West Papua: An Interview With Journalist John Martinkus

Renowned Australian journalist John Martinkus has released a fascinating new book tracking the reignited independence movement in West Papua.

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Family of First Nations Teen Subjected to “Brutal Police Assault” Demands Justice

The family of a teenager assaulted by police is demanding that criminal charges be brought against the offender.

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Australian Police: The History of Systemic Brutality Continues to This Day

“Australian police forces were… founded on violence: racist violence, imperial violence and settler colonial violence”, becoming “known for their… savage acts of brutality.”

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“I Can’t Breathe”: ISJA’s Raul Bassi on the George Floyd-David Dungay Rally

NSW Court of Appeal overturns ban on Black Lives Matter demonstration.

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Legalising Cannabis Is Way Overdue: An Interview With Australian Greens Leader Adam Bandt

There is a push for cannabis possession to be legalised nationwide.

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Child Sexual Assault Network Smashed, AFP Reports

Nine men have arrested and charged with child sexual offences, including sexual intercourse with children under the age of ten years.

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The Offence of Unlawful Assembly in New South Wales

The NSW Court of Appeal cleared the way for tens of thousands to protest against police brutality.

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