Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 18 to 24 April 2022

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

Impact on Dependents is Relevant when Sentencing for Commonwealth Crimes

The appeal court found that the family impact must be considered when sentencing for federal crimes such as social security and tax offences.

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Police Accused of Protecting Politicians

Senior officers within Victoria Police are accused of blocking the arrest of Andrews government members over the ‘red shirts rort’.

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High Court Delays Collaery Decision as Government Seeks Further Secrecy

The government is determined to prevent the public from knowing about the prosecution of the barrister for the whisltleblower who exposed Australia’s criminal bugging of the Timor-Leste cabinet.

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NSW Police Officers Keep Their Jobs Despite Having Domestic Violence Convictions

Dozens of officers have been charged with domestic violence offences and many allowed to keep their jobs despite being found guilty.

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ASIO Depoliticises Its Far-Right Surveillance Targets, Yet Continues Its Islamophobia

The intelligence agency continues to demonise a whole religion while neglecting to do the same for far-right extremism.

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When Can Police ‘Caution’ a Young Person in New South Wales?

The mother of teenage girl subjected to a savage attack by a group of teens resulting in 5 days in hospital is disappointed the assailants were ‘cautioned’ rather than charged.

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Climate Revolution Now: An Interview With Scientist Rebellion’s Karin Xuereb

Scientists are taking to the streets to raise awareness of the dire need to protect our planet.

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The Offence of Contravening an Order to Leave or Not Enter a Court in New South Wales

The chief magistrate of the NSW Local Court has made fresh orders regarding who may enter a courtroom and what must be done on entry.

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Imprisoned for Defending the Climate: An Interview With Blockade Australia’s Max Curmi

While many avoid prison for violent crimes, an activist has been imprisoned for climbing a crane in protest over climate inaction.

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“An Extraordinary Wave of Extreme Sentences” as the Coalition Stamps Out Dissent

Courts are sentencing climate activists to imprisonment under draconian new anti-protest laws brought in by the Coalition.

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Defamation Trial Hears Evidence of Atrocities by Australian Soldiers in Afghanistan

Newspapers are relying on the defence of truth in the defamation case brought by Ben Roberts Smith.

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Campaigning 2022: Which Major Can We Trust to Treat Refugees With the Most Cruelty?

Morrison and Albanese sought to outdo one another in terms of their cruelty towards those escaping war and persecution.

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Coalition Attempts to Retake Warringah Using Extreme Anti-Trans Bigotry

The Liberal party has placed a vocal anti-transgender candidate in a key seat with a view to defeating independent Zali Steggall.

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