Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 2 to 8 November 2020

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

Sydney Criminal Lawyers Criminal Law Scholarship 2020

Penultimate and final year law students are encouraged to apply for this year’s SCL Criminal Law Scholarship.

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The Crime of Trafficking Contraband Into NSW Prisons

Authorities say they’ve been cracking down on the smuggling of prohibited items into prisons.

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AFP Backs Down on Prosecuting Journalist Over ‘Afghan Files’

Police will not prosecute ABC journalist Dan Oakes over his reporting of atrocities perpetrated by Australian soldiers against Afghan civilians.

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Legalising Cannabis: New Zealand’s Referendum Setback Isn’t the End

New Zealanders voted against legalising cannabis, but the narrow loss is only a setback in the fight to legalise the plant.

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Strip Searching Women is Routine in Australia

There is justifiable outrage over the treatment of women at Doha airport, but strip searches are a regular occurrence in our own back yard.

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Freeing the Refugees Will Free Our Nation: Craig Foster Calls Game Over

Former Socceroo and SBS presenter Craig Foster is campaigning for the release of refugees detained for years on end.

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Calls for Police Officers to Stop Strip-Searching Kids

New South Wales police officers have been strip-searching children as young as 11.

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The Defence of Mental Illness in New South Wales

A man who killed his baby girl by throwing her into the Tweed River has been found not guilty of murder by reason of mental illness.

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US Election: Accusations of Fraud and Legal Challenges In a Divided Nation

The outcome of the United States election could have worldwide repercussions.

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Is Accountability Finally Coming for Aboriginal Deaths in Custody?

Recent developments suggest that justice may finally be on its way for the families of Aboriginal people who have died in custody.

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The Offence of Child Sexual Assault in New South Wales

A 65 year old man has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a boy in Sydney more than 30 years ago.

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Morrison Is Fast Turning Australia Into a Climate Pariah

Scott Morrison continues to steadfastly support his fossil fuel industry mates, refusing to commit to a 2050 zero emissions target.

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Johnny Depp Vows to Appeal Findings of Domestic Violence

The court found that reports of Johnny Depp being a “wifebeater” were “substantially true”.

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Desecration on Djab Wurrung Country: An Interview With Senator Lidia Thorpe

The Victorian government has cut down a sacred tree to make way for a highway, and attempted to shut down a protest camp established to protect the site.

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