Sydney Criminal Lawyers Weekly Rundown – Articles from 13 to 19 August 2018


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

Changes to NSW Sentencing Options: Community Correction Orders

Community Correction Orders are expected to replace Community Service Orders and ‘Section 9’ Good Behaviour Bonds in NSW on 24 September 2018.

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Sydney Man Faces Prison over 3D Replica Firearm

3D printed gun, “$1 million – negotiable”.

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Law Society Opposes Changes to Sexual Assault Consent Laws

The President of the NSW Law Society has spoken out against proposals which could increase the likelihood of innocent people being convicted of sexual assaults.

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Prison Time Spent Interstate Must be Considered During Sentencing

The appeals court found that time spent behind bars outside NSW for closely associated crimes is to be taken into account during the sentencing process.

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Supreme Court Dismisses Gordon Wood’s Malicious Prosecution Claim

The court dismissed Mr Wood’s lawsuit despite finding that the prosecution’s evidence was “fundamentally flawed” and its approach “grossly unfair”.

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Government to Give Itself Greater Power to Seize the Assets of Citizens

Malcolm Turnbull is proposing laws which would allow the government to take assets where the owner hasn’t been charged with a criminal offence, let alone convicted of one.

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Australia’s Dirty Secret: Indigenous Youth Incarceration

Amnesty International is calling for a rise in the age of criminal responsibility and implementation of programs to address the “appalling” overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in custody.

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Low Range Dink Drivers to Face On-the-Spot Fines and Suspensions

Police may soon have the power to issue immediate fines and suspensions for driving with a low range prescribed concentration of alcohol.

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How to Become a Barrister in NSW

The idea of wearing a wig and gown in court is enticing to many.

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Government Seeks Power to Intercept Phone Communications

Malcolm Turnbull has proposed unprecedented new laws to enable the interception of personal communications.

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Fighting Police Corruption: An Interview with Justice Advocate Renee Eaves

Social justice advocate Renee Eaves has launched the Queensland Police Accountability Taskforce to highlight the lack of police accountability and push for real change.

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