Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 13 to 19 June 2022

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

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

What are the Defences to Defamation in New South Wales?

The recently-introduced defence of ‘public interest’ provides some protection to those who criticise politicians and other public figures.

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In the Final Hours of the Assange Extradition, Doctors Call on UK Home Secretary to See Reason

There are calls for the Home Secretary to intervene and bring an end to the persecution of the award-winning Australian truth-teller.

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Albanese “Is Not a Prohibitionist at Heart”: PM’s Political Roots Include Drug Law Reform

The current PM spoke out against Howard’s rejection of heroin trials in the late 90s. But will he be any different?

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The Offence of Subornation of Perjury in New South Wales

Amber Heard in under investigation for allegedly lying to an Australian court and demanding that an assistant also lie for her.

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High Court Strikes Down Dutton’s Citizenship Cancellation Terror Powers

The highest court in the land found that laws empowering the immigration minister to cancel citizenship are unconstitutional.

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The Law, Penalties and Defences for Possessing a Commercial Quantity of Unlawfully Imported Border Controlled Drug

A Sydney man has been released on a $1 million security after being charged in relation to an alleged 347 kilogram importation of heroin.

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Critical Incident Investigation to be Launched into Pepper Spray Death

Police have launched an investigation after a man died when pepper sprayed by officers.

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“Cautiously Optimistic”: NSW Council for Civil Liberties Josh Pallas on Albanese

With a federal ICAC in the works, the cashless welfare card abandoned and positive rhetoric about restoring rights, there are signs this government could undo some of the Coalition’s harm.

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Home Affairs Minister’s ‘God-Like Powers’ are Unconstitutional, High Court Rules

It is unconstitutional for the minister to be the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to cancelling citizenship.

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Albanese Won’t Lift the Unemployed Above the Line, Says Antipoverty Centre’s Jay Coonan

Our PM speaks of his welfare roots but doesn’t plan to raise payments for those living in poverty.

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The ACT Government Has Greenlighted Drug Decriminalisation

There are calls for the rest of Australia to follow the ACT’s lead by decriminalising the personal possession of illicit drugs.

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The Defence of Lawful Correction of a Minor

A single mother has been sentenced to nine-months’ probation for smacking her 10-year old boy with a wooden spoon.

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Drug Law Reformists Call on Albanese to Legalise Recreational Cannabis

The ‘Tell Albo: Legalise Cannabis Now’ campaign is calling on our new PM to take the lead in bringing about legalisation across the nation.

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NT Government Continues Youth Detention Torture Regime at Don Dale

The systematic mistreatment of children is alive and well at the notoriously cruel detention centre.

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