Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 10 to 16 April 2023

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

Former Rugby League Star Charged with Drug Possession

It’s not the first time he has found himself on the wrong side of the criminal law.

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Australia Card Mark II: NSWCCL’s Michelle Falstein on Labor’s Proposed Digital Identity System

Labor wants to introduce a scheme which would enable the government to increase the monitoring, surveillance and control of Australian citizens.

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Senator Shoebridge Is Consulting the Community on Legalising Cannabis This Year

The community is being encouraged to provide input on the plan to legalise the plant, and introduce cannabis cafes and homegrow.

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The Historical Use of Bomb Threats and the Current Crime of Bomb Hoax in Australia

Bomb threats have been used for centuries to achieve a range of objectives, from narcissistic satisfaction to political gain.

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Reducing Road Deaths: Prevention is Better than a Cure

A range of initiatives have been proposed for reducing the road toll, from increasing the age for licences to better education.

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As Protests Grow Globally, Police Are Increasingly Using Nonlethal Weapons on Civilians

Police around the world are increasingly resorting to the “unnecessary and disproportionate use of force” against protesters.

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Aussie Politicians Join International Calls for Assange’s Release

Having sat on their hands for years, Australian politicians are now jumping on the international bandwagon of calls for the truth-teller’s release.

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Contract Killings: Arranging Murders for Vengeance, or Political, Social or Financial Gain

Assassinations have managed to shape history since time immemorial.

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Does the Dalai Lama’s Conduct Amount to a Child Sexual Offence?

Some see the spiritual leader’s request for a young boy to lick his tongue as appalling, while others believe it has been misunderstood.

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With Increasing Interoperability Between Australian and US Forces, Just Who’s in Control?

Australia has been increasingly pandering to our masters in the United States, to the detriment of our economy and our security.

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Jarryd Hayne Refused Bail Under Section 22B of the Bail Act 2013

The judge accepted the prosecution’s submission that ‘special or exceptional circumstances’ did not exist to grant bail.

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Victoria May Finally Abolish the Crime of Public Intoxication

The Victorian premier has been promising to repeal the crime for years, but may finally make good on his assurance to the state.

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Should Jarryd Hayne Be Behind Bars?

The former NRL star has been refused bail while awaiting his sentencing on two counts of sexual assault.

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Under the NSW Antiprotest Regime, Oppressive Bail Conditions Are the True Punishment

Police prosecutors are opposing bail or insisting on harsh bail conditions to deter protesters and silence dissent.

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Queensland Police Banned from Using Chokehold

The Queensland Police Service is angry officers have been prohibited from using the potentially deadly technique.

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