Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 15 to 21 August 2022

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

The Offence of Displaying a Nazi Symbol by a Public Act Without Reasonable Excuse

The NSW government has criminalised the public display of Nazi symbols, subject to exceptions.

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Google Fined for Unlawfully Collecting Australian Consumer Data

The tech giant has agreed to pay $60 million dollars for illegally collecting the personal data of Australian users.

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Senate Probe Reveals that Albanese is Not Taking Action on Assange

Senate questioning has made clear that our government is doing nothing to push for the award-winning Australian truth-teller to come home.

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Prison Guard Charged with Murder of Aboriginal Detainee

It is the first time in Australia that a prison guard has been charged with murder in relation to the death of an Indigenous person in custody.

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Reason Party’s Fiona Patten on Public Religious Hospitals Denying Abortion in Victoria, Which Andrews Will Continue

Religious hospitals should have no right to refuse reproductive healthcare if they wish to receive public funding.

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The Commonwealth Offence of Possessing, Controlling Producing or Supplying Child Abuse Material

A detective senior constable of the NSW Police Force has been charged with sexual assault and possessing child abuse material.

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A Secret Consolidation of Power: Morrison Trashes Our Democratic System

“How can parliament hold… [Morrison] to account, when they don’t even know that he has this list of additional ministerial rights and responsibilities?”

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NSW Bail Applications: Supreme Court Decisions on Section 22B of the Bail Act 2013

Recent judgments shed light on the scope and application of new laws which require courts to refuse bail to certain defendants who plead or are found guilty.

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“Taking Back Control”: Greens MLC Abigail Boyd on Nationalising the Energy Sector

With energy prices rising and systemic mismanagement plaguing our energy sector, there are calls for government to take back control.

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Anglican Church Accused of Using Taxpayer Funds to Pay Child Sexual Abuse Claims

The tax-exempt entity which receives nearly $250m a year in taxpayer funds is accused of using part of that money for child sexual abuse payouts.

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Morrison’s Ministerial Deceits Exemplify a Democracy in Crisis

It is a flawed version of ‘democracy’ that enables such political deceit with impunity.

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Calls for PM to Keep Promise Regarding War Powers Reform

There are calls for Albanese to keep his pre-election promise to transfer the power to decide whether Australia goes to war from the PM to parliament.

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NSW Premier Vows to End Bullying and Harassment in State Parliament

Premier Perrottet has warned his ministers that disciplinary action will be taken for inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.

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