Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 16 to 22 December 2019

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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 Choking, Suffocation and Strangulation in New South Wales

Prosecutions for choking have dramatically increased since the offence was recently broadened.

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Get Your Priorities Right, Scott Morrison

While the nation burns, our PM prefers to focus on religious freedoms.

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The Law, Defences and Penalties for Larceny as a Clerk or Servant in NSW

A bank employee has been charged with stealing from the bank’s vault after flaunting his riches on social media.

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How Do I Write an Affidavit for Court?

There are certain rules to follow when writing an affidavit for court.

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The Wild Horses Sting? Police Breath and Drug Test Patrons Evacuating Festival

Patrons directed to evacuate a festival due to a bushfire threat were then bottlenecked into one lane and tested one-by-one for alcohol and drugs.

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Aussies Launch Petition to Oust Morrison

While our PM enjoys his Hawaiian vacation, tens of thousands of Australians have signed a petition to dissolve his government.

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Empowering First Nations Kids to Hold Police Accountable: An Interview With ALS’ Jeremy Styles

The Aboriginal Legal Service has launched a campaign to empower First Nations youth with knowledge of their rights when approached by police.

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Thousands of Drivers Allegedly Caught by Mobile Phone Detection Cameras

New mobile phone detection cameras have allegedly caught out thousands of drivers.

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“The Coal Industry is Dead”: An Interview With Miner Turned Activist Micah Weekes

The magistrate congratulated the miner-turned-activist on the strength of his convictions.

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NSW Justice Amendment Package Part 3: Police Given Greater Powers to Access Personal Information Without a Warrant

Police have been given greater powers to access personal information without a warrant and to refuse bail.

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Australians Are Losing Their Basic Freedoms, Global Monitor Warns

“[T]he most alarming deterioration in civic space is occurring in Australia”.

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Drivers Face Fines for ‘Normal’ Passenger Behaviour

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Climate Activists Bring Sydney Traffic to a Standstill

Activists took over a street in the Sydney CBD for nearly two hours to demand action on climate change.

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