Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 13 to 19 December 2021

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

NSW Police Officer Found Guilty of Perjury

A police officer who lied in court to support false sexual assault claims by his partner has been found guilty of perjury.

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UK Offers US Assange on a Platter, as PM Washes His Hands Sealing the Australian’s Fate

Our government continues to look on as the UK prepares to extradite the award-winning Australian journalist to the US to face life behind bars for exposing the truth.

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The Law, Defences and Penalties for Shoplifting in New South Wales

Operation Lightfingers led to the arrest of 84 alleged shoplifters in the Sydney CBD and Eastern suburbs.

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Grassroots Opposition to the AUKUS Pact and War on China Is Mounting

“We hope to see the biggest coalition of trade unions come together to oppose this drive to war”.

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Is it Legal for Businesses to Refuse Entry Based on Vaccination Status?

Restrictions ease today for those who are not fully vaccinated, but some businesses look set to continue refusing entry.

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Yet Another Supreme Court Challenge Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Has Failed

There are concerns the legal challenges to COVID-19 vaccine mandates are shifting the focus away from the need for an entrenched, national bill of rights.

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Sydney Christian School Faces Fresh Allegations of Child Sexual Assault

The former Headmaster of Trinity Grammar School is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year old boy in a change room.

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The Offence of Supplying a Commercial Quantity of Prohibited Drugs in New South Wales

A 26-year old Bondi socialite has been sentenced to three years and ten months in prison after pleading guilty to supplying a commercial quantity of cocaine.

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Likely to Pass in NSW, Says Dying With Dignity’s Shayne Higson

A voluntary assisted dying bill has passed the NSW lower house by a large majority, and could soon become law.

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The Latest COVID-19 Rules in New South Wales

The new rules apply equally within the state for unvaccinated and vaccinated persons.

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COVID-19 Restrictions Cause Unprecedented Court Delays

The judge told the defendant, “[a] delay of over four years between your arrest and your sentence is, quite frankly, an atrocity.”

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Doctors Warn Assange’s Health Can’t Take Anymore AUKUS-Sanctioned Torture

A collective of over 300 medical practitioners has warned that the award-winning Australian journalist has become so frail he could perish in prison.

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NSW Venues Divided Over Whether to Allow Access to Unvaccinated Persons

Some pubs and clubs have decided the continue turning away those who are not fully vaccinated, despite the relaxation of the rules.

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How the Overturning of the US Right to Abortion Could Bode for Australia

There are concerns that moves in the US to overturn the right to an abortion will embolden conservatives in Australia to push for the same.

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Morrison Legislates to Enhance the Mass Deportation of Residents

The government is seeking to enhance its power to deport long term residents.

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Rights Infringements Are Likely to Worsen in an Era of Mounting Crises

Now the public is conditioned to accept unprecedented restrictions, it is likely governments will do all they can to preserve rights-eroding powers.

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