Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 12 to 18 September 2022

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

High Court Rules Indefinite Detention of High Risk Offenders Is Constitutional

The highest court in the land has ruled that our constitution allows for the continued imprisonment of inmates well after they have completed their sentences.

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King Charles III: Why Is This Man the Australian Head of State?

The passing of Queen Elizabeth and accession of Charles has renewed calls for a move towards a republic and the appointment of an Australian as head of state.

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Road Safety Body Proposes Driving Ban on Males Under 21

A recent crash has led The Australasian College of Road Safety to propose a ban on males from obtaining driver licences before they reach the age of 21 years.

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Police Threaten to Taser Father at His Home Over Alleged Driving Offence

The allegation of unlicensed driving was thrown out of court and police ordered to pay legal costs after they threatened and arrested the man but failed to produce evidence.

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Professor Launches Legal Proceedings Against Queensland Police

Renowned author, academic and activist Professor Chelsea Watego has launched legal proceedings against Queensland police over her “unnecessary and unlawful” arrest.

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Free Ned Kelly: An Interview With the Indefinitely Detained Iranian Asylum Seeker

The High Court of Australia ordered his release last year, but Ned Kelly Emeralds continues to languish in detention for his ninth year.

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Displaced People Numbers Escalate Globally: An Interview With IMA’s Professor Bruno Di Biase

Multiple crises have contributed to the number of displaced persons worldwide surpassing 100 million.

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When Can the Government Order an Additional Public Holiday?

The day of mourning has generally been welcomed, but court participants and administrators, as well as many business owners may feel otherwise.

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NSW Coroner to Investigate Case of First Nations Man Sent Home from Hospital to Die

The family of a man sent home from hospital to die has welcomed the decision to hold a coronial inquest.

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“A Legacy of Deprivation”: The Death of Queen Elizabeth II

The outpouring of grief has overshadowed the atrocities of her empire.

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Offences of Administering, Encouraging or Helping to Avoid Detection of the Use of a Digital Platform for Child Abuse Material in NSW

R & B singer R Kelly has been convicted of offences which also carry hefty penalties in our state.

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While Legal Thai Cannabis Is Confined to Medicinal Use, It’s a Broad Definition

Thailand’s removal of cannabis from its illegal narcotic list has led to a sprawling new industry.

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What are the Rules Relating to Statutory Declarations in New South Wales?

This article explains what a statutory declaration is, when it can be used, who can witness it, how it is different from an affidavit and the consequences of lying in it.

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