Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 17 to 23 April 2023

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

Espionage and Foreign Interference Offences in Australia

A Bondi man has been refused bail over allegations he provided classified information to foreign intelligence officers.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries: Victims Continue to be Ignored

Thousands of Australians who have suffered harm due to Covid-19 vaccines are still waiting for compensation.

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Political Voices Unite Against Four-Year-Long Detention of Assange

Dozens of politicians from Australia and across the globe have called on the US attorney general to drop the charges against the award-winning truth-teller.

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Supreme Courts Rules COVID Fines Invalid as the Penalty Notices Did Not Specify the Offence

The government is under pressure to withdraw all outstanding Covid fines and refund those who have already paid.

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It’s Time to Reform Vaping Laws Through a “Harm Reduction Lens”

While it’s perfectly legal for adults in our state to buy cigarettes, a prescription is required to buy vaping fluid that contains nicotine.

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Queensland Police Officer Suspended Over Allegations of Assaulting Youth

An off-duty officer captured on video footage headbutting a 14-year old boy has been suspended on full pay while an internal investigation takes place.

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NSW Government Suspends Payment of Outstanding COVID-19 Fines

The Supreme Court’s decision that Covid fines were unlawful must have consequences for those who issued and enforced them.

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The Australian Government’s Improper Use of Espionage Charges

Allegations of espionage recently brought against a man from Bondi appear have little substance.

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How Can I Open a Strip Club in New South Wales

An outline of the rules that relate to operating adult venues in New South Wales.

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Can Consensual Choking for Sexual Pleasure Amount to a Criminal Offence in NSW?

The activity can carry serious risks, especially if taken a little too far.

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The Offence of Possessing, Producing or Disseminating Bestiality or Animal Crush Material in NSW

A video emerged in social media of a woman in stilettos crushing a kitten to death.

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Man Charged with Death Threats Against Brittany Higgins

A man has been charged over the threats, but reporters have not been charged with contempt for undermining the defendant’s right to a fair trial.

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The National Digital ID Will Fail Just Like the Others, Says Dataveillance Expert Dr Roger Clarke

The federal government’s push for greater access to a broader range of personal data should be of concern to all.

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Inquiry into Extralegal Nature of Dan Duggan’s US Extradition Warrants Stay, Lawyer Says

The lawyer for a father-of-six who faces extradition to the US for allegedly violating arms control laws has called for his client’s release.

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