Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 18 to 24 January 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 a Control Order Under the Criminal Code Act 1995?

A Sydney man who was released after serving prison time for terrorism offences has been charged with contravening a control order.

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Drug Supply Charges Dismissed Due to Illegal Search

The judge threw out the drug supply charges despite drugs being found on the premises and the defendant’s DNA being located on the container, as the search was unlawful.

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Australian Police Stop Investigating the Catholic Church

Police will not investigate the purpose of large transfers from the Vatican to Australia, despite suspicions the funds may have been used as illegal ‘hush money’.

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Morrison Government’s Refusal to Censure Trump Is Implicit Support

Our PM happily accepted a medal from Mr Trump and, unlike other world leaders, has refused to condemn the outgoing president’s conduct in the lead-up to the raid on the US Capitol Building.

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What is the Offence of Larceny in New South Wales?

Five people are accused of larceny over what has been described as ‘The Great Australian Salmon Heist’.

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UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Enters Into Force: An Interview With Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope

Australia has resisted signing a treaty which aims to see the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.

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Strip-Searched Girl Seeks to Have Men Excluded from the Courtroom

The 16-year old girl does not want video of her strip-search to be played in front of male police officers or a male magistrate.

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NSW Government Refuses to Require Police to Hand Over Body Camera Footage

“And once again, we see the NSW Coalition far more focused on protecting police, than they are on providing genuine transparency for the public, let alone protecting the public’s legal interest as against the police.”

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Is Fascism on the Rise?: A Conversation With USYD Historian Dr Marco Duranti

There are concerns about the growing acceptance of right-wing extremism both in government and in society generally.

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Classifying the Houthis Movement as a Terrorist Organisation Is a Disaster for Yemen

Yemen could be plunged into famine after a US decision to designate the local Houthis movement as a terrorist organisation.

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Have Social Media Companies Become Too Powerful?

They have the power to make or break social movements, doctors and political leaders with the click of a button.

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The PM Has Overseen the Mass Deportation of Kiwis

Scott Morrison oversaw a regime that resulted in the deportation of thousands of our former ANZAC allies.

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Australian Extremists Aren’t That Different to Capitol Hill Rioters

The head of ASIO has warned about the “evolving threat” of “extreme right-wing individuals”.

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Did Donald Trump Incite the Capitol Hill Riots?

Trump told his supporters on the day of the riots, “We fight like hell, and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore. So we’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue… and we’re going to the Capitol.”

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