Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 11 to 17 July 2022

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

Government Scraps Paid Pandemic Leave

Despite Covid cases peaking across the country, the federal government has done away with paid leave for those who self-isolate.

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Bail Granted Under Tough New Law When ‘Special Circumstances’ Found

The Supreme Court granted bail despite tough new laws against release, after finding the applicant had demonstrated special circumstances.

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If Assange Is Sent to the US, He Will Die, Pilger Says, as Australia Continues to Collude

“[I]f Julian goes to the United States… that will be the end of him… Literally, he will die.”

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Man Acquitted of Police Killings After 22 Years Behind Bars

A Victorian man convicted on doctored police statements of killing two officers has been acquitted after spending decades in prison.

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Government’s Disaster Payments Labelled ‘An Insult’

The federal government’s $1000 relief payments to flood victims have been labelled ‘an insult’, with calls for our leaders take real steps to protect vulnerable areas.

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Family Demands Inquest, After Hospital Sends Kamilaroi Dunghutti Man Home to Die

The family of a man who was sent home and died after presenting to Dubbo Hospital with a treatable condition is demanding answers.

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Good Luck if Government Thinks It’s Shutting Down Climate Action, Says Father of Gaoled Activist

An activist’s father arrived in Sydney to protest the draconian imprisonment of his son.

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Opposition to Santos Gas in the Pilliga Is the Largest Ever Seen, Say Gomeroi Women

Opposition to a multi-national destroying the Pilliga is the strongest it’s ever been.

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The Crackdown on Climate Defenders Will Result in an Escalation in Tactics

Activists have vowed not to allow the Perrottet government’s draconian new anti-protest laws silence them, despite the consequences.

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Albanese Goads Greens on Climate, Yet the Party Is Offering the People’s Targets

The new prime minister has made the astonishing claim that the Greens are to blame for a decade of climate inaction.

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The Historical Offence of Carnal Knowledge in New South Wales

Chris Dawson has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his ex-wife as well the offence of ‘carnal knowledge’ of his student.

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The Trans-Tasman PM Meeting Resulted in No 501 Deportation Regime Reforms

Albanese has made clear he will continue to deport New Zealanders, regardless of how long they have been in Australia.

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