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

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

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

The Laws, Defences and Penalties for Dog Attack Offences in New South Wales

A dog has allegedly bitten a police officer who was attending to a domestic violence incident.

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The Law, Defences and Penalties for Torture in Australia

A court heard the couple were beaten before being placed into a toolbox, screaming as they were dumped in a creek to die.

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Crown Resorts Under Fire for Underpaying Staff

The company underpaid hundreds of workers who were not covered by union collective agreements.

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NSW Police Officer Found Not Guilty of Assaulting Naked Teen

An officer who struck a naked teen 18 times with a baton as he lay on the ground handcuffed and yelling for help has been found not guilty of assault.

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Sexual Assault Allegations Plague Parliament

A Labor MP is the most recent politician accused of sexual assault.

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Winner of 2020 SCL Criminal Law Scholarship Announced

Warm congratulations to the worthy winner of the 2020 SCL Criminal Law Scholarship.

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Not Guilty Verdict for NSW Police Officer Highlights Bias in Criminal Justice System

The acquittal of an officer who repeatedly struck a naked 16-year old with a baton has raised concerns.

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NSW Drink and Drug Driving Laws and Penalties Part 1: PCA and DUI

The state government has increased the penalties for various driving offences, in a bid to reduce the road toll.

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NSW Drink and Drug Driving Laws and Penalties Part 2: Drug Driving and the Combined Drink and Drug Driving

The state government has increased the penalties for various driving offences, and introduced a new offence of drink and drug driving.

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Berejiklian Government Faces Fresh Corruption Allegations

NSW MP John Sidoti has resigned ahead of an ICAC hearing into allegations of corrupt property dealings.

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What is a Working With Children Check in New South Wales?

A clearance is required in our state to undertake paid or voluntary work with children.

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Greens Senator Wins Defamation Case

The Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by former Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm over defamatory comments he made about Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

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Should the Defence Minister Resign Over Her Handling of Sexual Assault Claim?

The Defence Minister has just apologised for calling Brittany Higgins a ‘lying cow’, but some feel it is too little, too late.

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Morrison Impoverishes Jobless, Calls It a Raise: An Interview With AUWU’s Kristen O’Connell

The federal government has reduced the unemployment benefit back below the poverty line, but is marketing it as a raise.

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Australia Must Declare Uyghur Genocide: An Interview With AUA’s Bahtiyar Bora

There are calls for our foreign minister to declare Beijing’s atrocities against Uyghur peoples as genocide.

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Release of Medevac Refugees Highlights Failure of Offshore Detention

The gradual release of former offshore detainees into the community evidences the failure of the government’s detention regime.

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Civil Liberties Advocates Call for End to Police Investigating Police

There are calls for the introduction of an independent body with real power to investigate and discipline police officers.

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Marketing or Informing? Daniel Andrews Spends Big on Social Media

Mr Andrews has been criticised for spending $800,000 of taxpayer funds on social media campaigns despite having free, daily access to mainstream media channels.

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Sexual Assault Is Rife Within Aged Care Facilities

There has been an abject failure to address the epidemic of sexual abuse within aged care facilities.

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