Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 12 to 18 April 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:

Can I Have My Criminal Charges Dismissed Due to Mental Health? Section 14 Orders in NSW

A summary of the law relating to mental health applications in the local court.

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Criminal Negligence and Breach of Duty of Care in New South Wales

A couple was charged with manslaughter for allegedly failing to provide adequate care to an ailing woman under their roof.

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NSW Police Rejected Three Opportunities to Take Statement on Porter Accusations

NSW Police were able to conduct interviews with Mr Porter’s accuser via three different methods, but rejected all of them.

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Judges and Politicians Face Dismissal for Sexual Harassment

Reforms will close a legal loophole which exempts politicians, magistrates and judges from laws against sexual harassment.

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“They Say Accident, We Say Murder”: 474 First Nations Custodial Death 30 Years On

Too often are First Nations people entering the criminal justice system and coming out in body bags. And no one is ever held to account.

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Morrison’s Public Humiliation of Former Aust Post CEO: Yet Another Example of Misogynistic Leadership

The PM claims to be supportive of women, but his actions tell a very different story.

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How long does it take to get demerit points back in New South Wales?

An outline of the rules relating to the deletion of demerit points in New South Wales.

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A “Totalitarian Regime With a Sunny Climate”: McBride on Whistleblower Persecution

Former military lawyer David McBride is facing up to 50 years in prison for exposing war crimes in Afghanistan.

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The Law, Penalties and Defences for Aggravated Sexual Assault in Company

NRL star Jack de Belin is being tried for a second time after the initial jury was unable to reach a verdict.

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Regulated Drug Market Could Reduce Deaths from Overdoses and Impurities

A report has found that ‘cocaine-induced deaths’ have doubled in Australia over the past 5 years.

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“A Sword and Not a Shield”: Professor Simon Rice on Latham’s Religious Freedom Laws

“Instead of protecting people from discrimination, [the Bill] allows people to assert their religious beliefs in a way that enables them to discriminate”.

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Tony Mokbel’s Drug Importation Charge Withdrawn

The DPP did not pursue a second trial after conceding the first was a miscarriage of justice.

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Legalise Cannabis WA Takes Two Upper House Seats: An Interview With MLC Sophia Moermond

“[O]ur message was very simple: legalise cannabis. And that resonated with a lot of people.”

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The Unholy Alliance Between Latham and Berejiklian Endangers Our Diverse Society

A trend in politics has seen One Nation draft divisive laws and the Coalition endorse them.

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Aim to Establish First Nations Political Party, as Still No Justice Thirty Years On

The presence of First Nations people in parliament would go some way towards ensuring injustices are addressed.

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