Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 10 to 16 February 2020

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

Man Sent to Prison For Defrauding Desperate Farmers

A man has been sent to prison for obtaining payment from farmers for hay and grain but failing to deliver it.

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Beware: Your Private Data Could Be Shared With Strangers

Google has been sending the private videos of users to complete strangers.

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Imprisoning the Innocent: The Causes of Wrongful Convictions in Australia

Those who are wrongly convicted in Australia are often left to languish behind bars, without the benefit of a rigid Innocence Project like in the US or a Criminal Cases Review Commission like in the UK.

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Calls for a Parliamentary Inquiry Into TJ Hickey’s Death, Sixteen Years On

The teen was impaled on a fence while being chased by police.

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NSW Government Shuts Down Police Watchdog’s Strip Search Inquiry

The Berejiklian government has shut down the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission’s inquiry into the misuse of strip searches by NSW police officers.

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Should Catfishing be a Crime?

The parents of a 20-year old woman who disappeared after becoming a victim of catfishing are calling for the conduct to be made a crime in its own right.

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What You Paid for the PM to Settle Into His New Home

Taxpayers are footing the bill to cater for Scott Morrison’s lifestyle, including his extensive collection of wine.

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Digital Identity Theft and Online Fraud in NSW

Identity theft and other forms on online fraud are on the rise in Australia.

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“First Nations People Are Bearing the Brunt”: An Interview With Water Activist Bruce Shillingsworth

Activist Bruce Shillingsworth speaks about the devastation that First Nations communities are facing due to the human-caused water crisis.

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Books, Cartoons and Dolls Can Amount to ‘Child Pornography’

The laws against child pornography extend beyond sexualised images and videos of real children.

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Should Accused Sex Offenders Be Allowed to Use Dating Apps?

A recent ABC program was critical of the fact that man who was on bail for sexual assault was allowed to use Tinder.

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Kill the Religious Privilege Bill: An Interview With Satanic Australia’s James Sutekh

Many are rising against Scott Morrison’s Religious Discrimination Bill for promoting discrimination against non-believers.

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The Rights of the Elderly Are Ignored in Australia

There are calls for aged care facilities to be included in forthcoming inspections of places of detention.

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