Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 17 to 23 August 2020

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

Police Shoot Through Car Window of Man Who Allegedly Ignored Curfew

According to police, the man was at a service station after curfew hours and drove towards officers after ignoring directions to turn off his vehicle.

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Parramatta Local Court Reports Positive COVID-19 Case

It has been reported that a contractor who last worked in Parramatta Local Court on 12 August 2020 has tested positive for coronavirus.

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NSW Greens Push for Laws to Prevent Discrimination Against Sex Workers

“No one should face discrimination inside or outside of the workplace, no matter their chosen profession”.

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Beware of COVID-19 Scams

Scamwatch has reported a significant increae in individuals impersonating government agencies to steal personal information.

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Drug Importation in Australia

Three men have been charged with importing hundreds of kilograms of cocaine into Australia.

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Defending Black Lives Matter: An Interview With Barrister Felicity Graham

“[S]ometimes a case demands exposing abuse of power by executive officers.”

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Lawyers Condemn UK Over Assange Extradition, as US Submits New Indictment

“[O]ne of the most dangerous features of… [the Assange] case is the idea that the US can seek to extradite any person, anywhere in the world, if they upset US interests”.

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The War Between Google and the ACCC: What Does it Mean for Users?

Google claims that forcing it to share ad revenue with news outlets could lead to a user pays system.

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The Rule in De Simoni: A Court Cannot Sentence on Facts that Indicate a More Serious Offence

A judge or magistrate cannot sentence a defendant upon facts that indicate a more serious offence than that for which they are before the court.

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COVID Vaccine Will Be ‘As Mandatory As Possible’

No jab, no freedom. Thoughts?

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“This Is Indefinite Detention”: Councillor Jonathan Sri on the Kangaroo Point Standoff

The movement to free refugees who’ve been detained for years has only become stronger during the current pandemic.

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Enhanced COVID Policing Is Fast Becoming the New Norm

Police are out in force across the nation asserting the power given to them during the current pandemic.

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How To Use Legal Principles To Protect Your Client and Get a Better Result – A Simple Guide to ‘Parker Warnings,’ ‘Double Counting’ and ‘De Simoni’

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Sexual Harassment Can Amount to Common Assault

A 41-year old man has pleaded guilty to common assault after slapping a 22-year old bar tender on the bottom.

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Latham Targets Trans Children for Political Gain, Regardless of the Harm

Mark Latham has launched yet another attack on transgender and gender diverse children.

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ACT Will Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Our nation’s capital will become the first jurisdiction to raise the age from which a child can be prosecuted for a criminal offence.

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Call Minister Tudge to Save Refugees’ Phones: An Interview With Mostafa Azimitabar

Refugee advocates will be making clear to the acting immigration minister that his proposal to allow the confiscation of detainees’ phones is unacceptable.

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Abducting Your Own Child Can Amount to a Crime in Australia

An 84-year old man has been sentenced for his role in enabling disgruntled parents to have their children abducted in breach of Family Court orders.

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