Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 17 to 23 September 2018

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

Britain May Ban Secret Facebook Groups

A bill has been introduced to outlaw ‘secret’ social media groups on the basis that they are fertile ground for unchecked hate speech and ‘fake news’.

The proposal also seeks to ensure page administrators are held legally responsible for illegal material posted by others.

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Girl Who Refused to Sing Anthem Triggers Nationwide Debate

Justified stance or intolerable disrespect?

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Two Die at Defqon 1, But NSW Government Still Refuses to Allow Pill Testing

Festival goers continue to die as the NSW government maintains its refusal to allow users to have their drugs tested for deadly fillers.

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Supreme Court Grants Bail to Renowned Medicinal Cannabis Doctor

The court found that medicinal cannabis advocate Dr Andrew Katelaris does not pose an ‘unacceptable risk’ to the community.

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Statistics on NSW Drugs Busts Exaggerated

Many drug busts were ‘double counted’ in the statistics – further supporting the argument that the war against drugs is futile.

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Sexual Harassment Rife in Australian Workplaces

A new report suggests sexual harassment is on the rise in Australian workplaces.

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Does Circle Sentencing Work?

A new research project will seek to determine whether circle sentencing reduces reoffending rates.

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Sleeping Rough in Sydney: An Interview With Martin Place Mayor Lanz Priestley

Activist Lanz Priestley speaks about our state government’s continuing assault on the rights of the homeless.

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Driver Laughs as he Mows Down Mob of Emus

It has been reported that the man suspected of the sickening attack is a police officer’s son.

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Indigenous Deaths in Custody Continue Unabated

More than 25 years on from the Royal Commission, Indigenous people continue to die in custody at alarming rates.

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Know Your Rights This Music Festival Season

It’s important for everyone to know their rights when approached by police.

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Morrison Confirms Innocent Children Will Remain in Detention

The man who professes “to act with compassion and kindness” will leave kids languishing in despair on Nauru.

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ABF and Police Powers to be Further Expanded

The government proposes to expand the powers of law enforcement officers at airports even further.

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The Frontier Violence Perpetrated by the NSW Mounted Police

The mounted police was a paramilitary force charged with quelling Aboriginal resistance to the British colonising forces, and has a history of cold-blooded mass murder.

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