Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 19 to 25 November 2018


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

Political Prejudice Shapes Perceptions of Crime

The political climate of a person’s late teens and early twenties shapes their perceptions of crime and criminals for the rest of their lives.

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Despite Rising Rights Awareness, Programs of Cultural Genocide Continue Globally

Populations across the globe such as West Papuans, Uyghurs, Tibetans and Rohingya continue to live under highly oppressive regimes.

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NRL Star Accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault

Former Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne was granted conditional police bail overnight after being charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault.

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Challenging the NSW Police Shutdown: An Interview With Bohemian Beatfreaks’ Erik Lamir-Pike

Organisers of the music festival have launched legal action against the NSW Police Force for trying to shut it down.

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NSW Magistrate Faces Misconduct Hearing

The magistrate is accused of misusing her position and causing injustice.

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Is it Legal to Eat or Drink While Driving in NSW?

A Perth driver was fined for eating cereal while driving.

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Drug Supply Sentence Reduced as Little Known About Substance

The appeals court reduced the sentence for a man who pleaded guilty to supplying a prohibited drug about which little is known.

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Parramatta Justice Precinct: The New Heart of the Sydney’s Legal System

Parramatta’s legal precinct has grown, and grown..

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Penalty for Arson to Increase in New South Wales

The maximum penalty for causing a fire which spreads is set to increase to 25 years in prison.

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Guards Who Have Sex with Inmates Now Face Prison

Corrections officers who engage in “sexual conduct or an intimate relationship” with inmates now face prison time themselves.

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Facebook Under Fire for Failing to Prevent Child-Bride Auction

The social media platform was used to sell a child-bride for cows, cars and money.

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Banking Royal Commission to Get More Funding

The government says it’s spending an extra $50 million to help make banks responsible for their misconduct.

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Victorian Liberals Vow to Shut Down Life-Saving Injecting Facility

Victorian Liberal Party Leader Matthew Guy says he will shut down the Richmond safe injecting room if he wins the election: a move that could cost lives.

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Police Officer Guilty of Assault

A police officer has been found guilty of assault after a handcuffed woman was dragged on the floor of a police station, kicked, stomped-on and stripped from the waist down in the presence of males.

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NSW Police Are Illegally Strip-Searching Aboriginal Kids

A lawyer from the Aboriginal Legal Service has reported that police are strip-searching children as young as 11.

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Legalising Cannabis Does Not Lead to a Rise in Crime

An extensive 25 year study from the United States found that legalising cannabis did not lead to an increase in violent or property crime.

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“The Final Nail”: Block Redevelopment to Expand With No Aboriginal Housing

A scheme that dispossesses tenants without providing alternative affordable housing has been called “the final nail in the coffin for… [the local Aboriginal] community”.

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Does Watching Aggressive Sport Increase the Likelihood of Violence?

A number of studies have attempted to determine whether there is a link between observing aggression in sport and engaging in violence.

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Fighting Police Corruption: An Interview With Former Queensland Sergeant Rick Flori

Officer Flori was criminally prosecuted for allegedly leaking footage of his colleagues bashing a man in a police station car park.

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