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

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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 Engaging in Unqualified Legal Practice in Australia

A retired Qantas pilot has been sentenced for pretending to be a lawyer.

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Robodebt Report Reveals Federal Government’s Obsessive Demonisation of the Unemployed

Senior politicians and bureaucrats knew the scheme was illegal but continued the extortion despite the devastating consequences.

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Magistrate Slammed for Forcing Defendant to Plead and Disparaging Superior Judges

The magistrate acted against the interests of justice while making ‘highly inappropriate remarks which had the tendency to disparage judges’.

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Drug Driving Offences: Queensland Adds Cocaine to the List of Drugs Tested

Queensland has joined NSW by adding cocaine to the list of tested illicit substances.

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Which Driving Offences are Considered ‘Major Traffic Offences’ in New South Wales?

Having a prior major traffic offence can double the disqualification that applies to a later one.

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Taxpayers Will Fund Any Criminal Defence Scott Morrison May Face

The attorney general has ensured taxpayers will fund any criminal or civil case brought against his mate Scott Morrison over Robodebt.

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Minns Needs to End the NSW War on People Who Use Drugs, as Have the ACT Labor-Greens

The premier says drug reform warrants a look into, but there is more than enough expert advice to swiftly make changes.

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What is the Definition of ‘Driving’ Under New South Wales Traffic Law?

The meaning of the word may seem obvious, but like many other areas of the law it’s not so straightforward.

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Can I Check if I’ve Been Caught by a Speed Camera in New South Wales?

Several online articles have titles which suggest you can check if you’ve been caught by a speed camera.

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Can I Be Fined for Driving Too Slowly?

Being stuck behind a slow driver on a one-lane road can be annoying. But what does the law say about driving too slowly?

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There’s a Desperate Need for Reform in the NSW Police Force

A spate of deaths by police including the recent killing of a great-grandmother, and a mentally ill man on Wednesday, highlight the need for change.

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US Citizens Will Effectively Decide Whether Our Nation’s Constituents Enter War With China

Recent military arrangements with the United States essentially mean the superpower will decide whether we enter any future war with China.

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