Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 2 to 8 August 2021

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

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

Do I Have to Go to Court During Lockdown?

Courts are postponing cases and have imposed new rules for attendances during lockdown.

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Should Australia Have a Bill of Rights?

Flashback from 2015:

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The Laws Governing the Military’s Deployment on the Australian Public

Australian troops have been deployed on their own people, which the government says is necessary to enforce lockdown restrictions.

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NSW Police Target Western Sydney When Enforcing COVID Restrictions

NSW Police Target Western Sydney When Enforcing COVID Restrictions

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Lawyers and Judges in Nazi Germany

Flashback from 2016:
“[I]t seems that a significant part of our general population has been conned into believing the wholesale removal of our protections is necessary and will keep us safe.”

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NSW Police Force Ensures There Will Be No Protests During Lockdown

The Police Force has flexed its muscle to ensure citizens remain under lock and key until further notice.

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Unclear and Inconsistent COVID Advice Leads to Unfair Penalties

A couple in their sixties who thought they were doing the right thing are facing a $14,000 bill.

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PM Facilitates Green Energy for Singapore and Gas for Australia: An Interview with 350’s Lucy Manne

Our PM is letting Singapore use Australia to fulfil its green energy needs, but is determined not to advance our own green sector.

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COVID Passports On The Way for Australia

The federal cabinet has backed a proposal to restrict international travel to those who are fully vaccinated.

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NSW Government’s Attack on Civil Liberties

Flashback from 2016:

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Indefinite Detention Without Trial, That Is Australia, Says SA Barrister Claire O’Connor SC

The Barrister explains our nation’s rights-undermining policies towards genuine refugees.

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Sky News Ban: Google Cracks Down on Murdoch Spreading COVID Misinformation

The week-long ban was welcomed by some, while criticised by others.

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Man Has Seizure After Being Arrested for Not Wearing a Mask

Queensland police have been accused of heavy-handed tactics after a man had a seizure while arrested and handcuffed for not wearing a mask.

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In a Time of Mounting Crises, Morrison’s Political Cunning Does Not the Leader Make

Our PM’s success in securing the top job through tricky political manoeuvres hasn’t translated into an ability to effectively run the country.

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Can an Employer Force an Employee to Obtain a COVID-19 Vaccination?

Yesterday, the PM stated that “[b]usinesses have a legal obligation to… eliminate or minimise… the risk of exposure to COVID-19.”

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Australian Government Shuts Journalists’ Mouths

Flashback from 2016:

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Biosecurity Policing: The Securitisation of Public Health in the Pandemic Era

“Stopping the spread of the virus needed a public health approach rather than the criminalisation path we went down”.

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Australia’s Shift Towards Totalitarianism

Flashback from 2016:

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A Last Resort? NSW Police Powers to Arrest Without a Warrant

The common law makes clear that arrest is a measure of last resort, but the government at the behest of police has done its best to legislate this rule away.

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