Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 13 to 19 January 2020

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers

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

Catholic Priest Dies Before Being Sentenced for Child Sexual Abuse

A former priest who was found guilty of sexually abusing six teenage boys has died, shortly before he was due to be sentenced in Downing Centre District Court.

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The Offence of Public Mischief in NSW

A Sydney professor is facing court for allegedly making false claims about being harassed.

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What is Stalking in New South Wales?

The meaning of stalking in the criminal law.

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Dutton Slammed for Locking Up a Blind, Mentally Ill Refugee for a Decade

The federal court was scathing in its criticism of Mr Dutton, who ensured that a blind man suffering from schizophrenia and dementia remained locked up for a decade despite being declared a refugee within months of his arrival.

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Volunteer to Help Get Rid of Drug Dog Operations at Festivals: An Interview With Sniff Off

Sniff Off is calling for new volunteers to attend festivals and inform patrons of their rights, as well as spread the word about the intrusiveness, ineffectiveness and dangers of sniffer dog operations.

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Adverse Inferences Cannot Be Drawn About a Defendant’s Unchallenged Silence

The appeals court found that negative inferences should not have been drawn regarding the defendant’s silence.

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Waves of Anti-Government Protests Are Sweeping the Planet

People are demanding change not just in Australia, but across the globe.

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The Offence of Assisting a Suicide

Laws have been passed in WA enabling terminally ill adults to receive help to end their lives. But assisting a suicide remains a crime in New South Wales.

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Fund Climate Action, Not Submarines: An Interview With Wage Peace’s Margaret Pestorius

There are calls to redirect the $225 billion in taxpayer funds slated for building submarines into dealing with more pressing issues, including the unfolding climate crisis.

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Inside the World’s Largest Refugee Camp: Conversations With Rohingya Refugees

The over 600,000 Rohingya at Kutupalong refugee camp just want to safely return home.

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Suspicious Circumstances: Patrick Fisher Fell to His Death Whilst Pursued by Police

Patrick Fisher fell to his death when police came into his apartment.

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Myanmar Cuts Off Aid to Devastated Rohingya Populations

The Myanmar government has blocked aid organisations from providing life-saving assistance to desperate Rohingya.

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Muslim Minorities Are Facing Genocide in Asia

Muslims populations in China, India and Myanmar are increasingly being targeted by genocidal policies.

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Is it legal to record a phone call in Australia?

The rules vary across the nation when it comes to the legality of recording telephone calls.

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