Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 17 to 23 May 2021

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

What is an Unlawful Detention?

Four men are being prosecuted over the alleged kidnapping of former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill.

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What Are Police Powers in NSW?

An outline of police powers to stop, search and arrest persons in New South Wales.

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Apartheid Israel Destroys Gaza Press Tower in Attempt to Silence Journalists

“The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened”.

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What is Vehicular Manslaughter?

A range of criminal offences may apply where a driver causes the death of another person.

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The International Crime of Genocide Continues to Be Perpetrated Globally

“Muslims around the world are suffering under oppression, including the Kashmiris, the Rohingyas, the Uyghurs and, especially, the Palestinians.”

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Australia Is Complicit in Israel’s Atrocity Crimes: An Interview With ACIJ’s Rawan Arraf

The Australian Centre for International Justice is calling on the government to condemn the bombing of Gaza and reconsider trade ties with Israel.

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Inmates Continue to Be Denied Medicare: An Interview With NSPTRP’s Connie Georgatos

“You’re not going to get proper healthcare if you are incarcerated unless it’s almost to the point of being lethal.”

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The Offence of Having Custody of a Knife in a Public Place or School

The government is reviewing a ‘legal loophole’ which enables some students to bring certain knives to school.

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New Government Laws Permit Indefinite Detention and Reversal of Refugee Status

The federal government has passed laws to prevent long-term immigration detainees from being released.

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What is Unconscionable Conduct in Australia?

Telstra must pay $50 million for exploiting ‘social, language, literacy and cultural vulnerabilities’ to sell mobile phones contracts.

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When Can a Child’s Case be Hearing in an Adult Court in New South Wales?

The case of a 17-year old driver who allegedly caused death by crashing while drunk may be referred to the District Court.

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What Happens If I Don’t Pay a Fine?

Sheriffs have attended the home of cancer conwoman Belle Gibson after she failed to pay fines of more than $500,000.

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Criminal Justice Policy is Key to Addressing Overincarceration of First Nations Kids

A recent report suggests that several important policy changes have contributed to a decline in Aboriginal youths locked up in NSW.

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Collaery Challenges Secrecy of His Whistleblower Trial

The lawyer being prosecuted for helping expose our government’s illegal bugging of the East Timorese Cabinet wants the public to have access to his trial.

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