Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 2 to 8 May 2022

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

Court Dismisses Application to Halt Brittany Higgins Sexual Assault Trial

The defendant’s application for a permanent stay of proceedings due to adverse publicity was refused.

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“A Lack of Teachers”: That’s Why NSW Educators Are Striking on Wednesday

“[U]ncompetitive salaries and unsustainable workloads” are causing staff shortages and impacting on the quality of education.

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Chris Dawson to Face Judge-Alone Trial for the Alleged Murder of his Wife

The former rugby league player is set to face trial before a judge-alone in Sydney next month.

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NSW Youth Koori Court Keeps First Nations Youth Out of Prison, Reports Finds

Those who come before the court are less likely to reoffend.

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When Can Police Shoot to Kill?

The shooting of a young Indigenous man who was holding a spear has raised questions about when police are allowed to use deadly force.

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Out of Increasing Discontent in Government, Dawns the Hope for Liberties Forged

A growing number of Australians are turning to minor parties and independents to bring back our freedoms and legal safeguards.

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Protecting the Pristine Takayna/Tarkine: An Interview With Bob Brown Foundation’s Scott Jordan

A Chinese state-run mining company is attempting to dump toxic waste into Australia’s largest temperate rainforest.

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“We Have a Conservative Anti-Protest Consensus in Politics”, Says Legal Observers NSW’s Anastasia

The new anti-protest laws empower authorities to silence demonstrations as they please.

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NSW Regional Health Crisis: Emergency Rooms Without Doctors, Cooks Caring for Patients, Systemic Misdiagnoses and Critical Errors

The final report of a parliamentary inquiry has delivered a scathing assessment of regional health in New South Wales.

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The War Against First Nations Hasn’t Ended, It’s Just Become More Subtle

Many Australians state “[t]hat was 200 years ago. It’s not my fault” while at the same time commemorating intergenerational events such as Anzac Day and ignoring that the oppression of First Nations people continues to this very day.

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Rights-Based NGO Rates Political Parties on Trade Justice

The report from Australia’s leading international trade watchdog informs those for whom fairer trade is important.

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Disturbing New Crime Trend Goes Viral on Social Media

Young people desperate for fame have allegedly been uploading their crimes to TikTok.

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Police Officer Sent to Prison Over Fatal Collision

An officer whose speeding led to a crash which killed a male pedestrian and left his wife with permanent injuries has been sent to prison.

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The Link Between Rising Authoritarianism and the Protection of Big Business

A primary objective of laws which criminalise dissent is the protection of large corporations and ineffective government.

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