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Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 13 to 19 May 2019


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

A PM’s Faith Shouldn’t Be Steering a Secular Nation

Scott Morrison’s religious views have shaped a number of his discriminatory, divisive and dangerous policies.

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Catfishing Isn’t Illegal, But It Can Be a Way to Facilitate Serious Criminal Offences

Luring others by using misleading profiles is not a crime in itself, but has been used to commit fraud, child sexual assault and even murder.

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What is the Law on Defamation in NSW?

An outline of what it means to defame another person and the available defences.

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Free DT Zellanach: Government Attempts to Silence First Nations Protesters

The leader of a protest against a four-lane highway through sacred land has been remanded in custody over minor charges, just as the project is about to get underway.

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Banker Sent to Prison for Fraud

A former NAB employee who spent the proceeds of his fraud on luxury items including a Ferrari has been sentenced to a minimum of 8 months in prison.

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Eroding Our Civil Liberties Is a Bipartisan Move

The Coalition and Labor have both voted for laws that remove the freedoms and legal safeguards of everyday Australians.

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Protecting Civil and Digital Liberties: An Interview With the Pirate Party’s Sara Joyce

Sarah Joyce is running for the federal senate on a platform of transparency, liberty and digital rights.

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The Law on Destroying or Damaging Property in New South Wales

A man has been arrested for allegedly smashing the glass walls of Parramatta Local Court.

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Making False Claim of Indecent Assault

A man stopped to help a woman, who had been involved in a collision.

She falsely reported to police that the man groped her breasts and genital area.

The man was arrested, charged, spent time in a maximum security prison and was fired from his job.

Luckily for him, CCTV footage revealed the woman was making it up.

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Murdoch’s Politicking Is Business as Usual. But Is His Influence Waning?

News Corp has hit new lows in its campaign to sway public opinion towards its LNP ally, but the media juggernaut may not have the same influence as years gone-by.

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Making False Indecent Assault Allegation

A Sydney man’s life has been left in tatters after he was falsely accused of indecently assaulting a woman that he went out of his way to assist.

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Government Tightens Screws on Unjust Drug Driving Regime

From Monday, police officers rather than the courts will decide at first instance whether a person will be suspended and fined for low-range drink driving and drug driving.

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Sexual Harassment Rife Within the Legal Profession

A new survey has found that the Australian legal profession has one of the highest rates of workplace harassment and bullying in the world.

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New Drink Driving and Drug Driving Laws in NSW

From tomorrow, police rather than the courts will be empowered to decide at first instance whether a person will be suspended and fined for drug driving and low-range drink driving.

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The NZ Cannabis Legalisation Referendum: An Interview With NZ Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick

New Zealand’s justice minister has confirmed the nation will have a referendum on a legal and regulated cannabis market.

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