Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 15 to 21 May 2023

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

Can I Visit My Children If I Have an AVO?

Whether you are allowed to live with, visit or even contact your kids will depend on the conditions of your AVO and any family court order.

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Can My Criminal History Be Brought Up During a Trial or Defended Hearing?

While the general rule is a person’s criminal history cannot be used during a trial, there are exceptions.

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Is ‘Lolicon’ Manga and Anime Legal In Australia?

Lolicon is an obscure subgenre of Japanese manga and anime, the possession, sharing or production of which can land you on the wrong side of the law.

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NSW Police Officers Charged with Perverting the Course of Justice

The employment status of two officers is under review after they were charged with perverting the course of justice.

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Minns, Time to De-Christianise Parliament in Multifaith/Nonreligous NSW, Say Rationalists and Greens

There are calls for the state government to abolish religious practices in parliament, such as the Christian prayer.

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Queensland Police Commissioner Bows to Police Union by Backflipping on Chokehold Directive

The Commissioner recently banned the dangerous technique following a 12 month review, but has now reinstated its use due to union pressure.

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I Got a Fine for Running a Red Light, But I Stopped. Can I Fight It?

So you slammed the brakes and did your best to stop before the line. Here’s an outline of the rules that apply.

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The Right to Legal Representation in Serious Criminal Cases

Members of a religious group who allowed a child to die rather than seek medical help are refusing legal assistance.

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AUKUS Powers Are Militarising Papua New Guinea in Preparation for War with China

“A US-China conflict could play out across the whole Pacific… which puts PNG and the Solomons firmly in the spotlight”

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NSW Police Allegedly Taser 95-Year Old Woman in Nursing Home

An elderly woman with dementia is fighting for her life after allegedly fracturing her skull when tasered by police at a nursing home.

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Dodgy DNA Testing Casts Doubt on Thousands of Criminal Convictions

A scathing report about Queensland’s DNA testing methods could lead to convictions being overturned on appeal.

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Is It a Crime to Lie About Your Age for Sex?

Fraudulently inducing another to engage in sexual activity can amount to a criminal offence.

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Can You Trick a Drug Sniffer Dog In Order to Avoid Detection?

Those in possession of drugs have come up with several creative methods designed to avoid detection.

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The Offence of Fraud: Companies Generate Billions Without Criminal Consequences

The executives of large companies that commit multi-million dollar systemic fraud are virtually never criminally prosecuted.

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Crimes That Cross State Borders: Where Will You Be Charged?

A person stands on one side of the border and fatally shoots a person on the other. Which state’s laws will apply?

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Albanese Condemns Australia to Decades of Austerity, as Bipartisan Militarisation Continues

The $368 billion second-hand submarine deal alone will cost taxpayers $35 million a day for the next 30 years.

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Can Children Be Placed on The Child Sex Offender Register

A person who commits a ‘registrable offence’ while a child can only be placed on the register in certain limited situations.

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McBride Continues to Be Prosecuted, Despite War Crime Coverups Long Exposed

The ADF lawyer who exposed war crimes for which Australian soldiers have just recently been charged continues to be prosecuted for his efforts.

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Sisters Inside Condemns Palaszczuk’s Youth Crime Crackdown, as Viable Alternatives Exist

Locking kids up is against the interests of society, as it increases the likelihood of troubled children becoming life-long criminals.

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