Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 12 to 18 February 2024

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

The Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program in NSW

Magistrates are empowered to compel those who are suffering from severe dependency issues to undertake treatment, provided certain criteria are met.

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Restore UNRWA Funding: Photos of 18th Gadigal-Sydney Rally Against Gaza Genocide

Sydney rallied against the genocide in Gaza are for the eighteenth straight week, with protesters calling on our government to restore humanitarian aid.

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The Criminal Offence of Vehicular Manslaughter Across Australia

A rundown of laws across Australia relating to careless driving conduct that unintentionally causes death.

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Stealing, Theft and Larceny Offences Across Australia

A summary of the laws that relate to taking physical property with the intention of permanently depriving the owner.

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Is Doxxing a Criminal Offence In Australia?

New criminal offences are being proposed after a group of prominent Australians came together to target those critical of Israel’s genocide in Gaza.

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Employers May Face Criminal Charges for Contacting Employees After Hours

New laws will give employees the right to disconnect after work and prescribe hefty penalties for employers who break the rules.

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Truth Is Misinformation: Wong-Albanese Doublespeak on Gaza

Our leaders have taken a page out of George Orwell’s 1984 in their use of rhetoric regarding the genocide in Gaza.

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NSW Bans the Use of Spit Hoods in Places of Detention

Our state has banned use of the device that brought Australia to international shame.

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Criminal Charges Against Cannabis Campaigners Dropped, Despite Police Attempts to Convict

SCL succeeded in having criminal charges dropped for two cannabis campaigners who were prosecuted for projecting images onto the Opera House.

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NSW Government is Fine with Placing Young Lives at Risk This Mardi Gras

Visitors may be surprised to learn those in NSW are still unable to have their drugs tested or access clean needles and syringes.

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When Can Legal Costs Be Ordered Against Police in the NSW Local Court?

The charges brought against a duo for projecting a pro-cannabis message on the Opera House were withdrawn, and legal costs awarded in their favour.

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The Hickey Family Continue to Demand Justice for TJ, 20 Years On

The family continues to fight for justice, two decades after 17-year old lost his life while being pursued by police.

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Wage Peace Activist Margaret Pestorius on Police Framing Antiwar Actions as Violence

Police are increasingly labelling those who disagree with the government as criminals, targeting and bullying individuals as well as groups into silence and submission.

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NSW Police Pursuits Surge by Over 70 Percent in Eight Years

Despite some Australian jurisdictions banning or severely restricting the use of pursuits, the dangerous practise continues to increase in NSW.

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The Laws Relating to Joint Criminal Enterprise in Australia

A person may be found guilty of a crime in certain situations even if they did not physically participate in it.

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Senator Thorpe Introduces Bill to Facilitate the Prosecution of Genocide Domestically

The senator has introduced a bill to federal parliament that would, if passed, make it easier to prosecute those in Australia involved in international genocide.

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Can Sexual Offenders Be Subjected to Chemical Castration in New South Wales?

A sexual offender has been release on home detention after agreeing to take ‘libido suppressing drugs’.

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