Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 20 to 26 December 2021

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

NSW Government Backflips on Speed Camera Warning Signs

Speed camera warning signs are set to be reintroduced after a public backlash against their removal.

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Sentence Reduced as Judge Overstated the Objective Seriousness of the Offence

A man convicted of manslaughter had his sentence reduced on appeal because the sentencing judge incorrectly categorised his conduct at the “highest end of culpability”.

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NSW Set to Criminalise Coercive Control

Our state will soon criminalise the use of unacceptable levels of control in personal relationships.

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Imagining Prison Abolition Is Not Difficult, Says Sisters Inside’s Debbie Kilroy

Lawyer Debbie Kilroy is campaigning for a reduced emphasis on imprisonment, arguing that prisons generally do more harm than good.

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US Votes Against UN Adopted Anti-Nazi Resolution, While Australia Abstains

Australia abstained from voting on a resolution to ban the glorification of Nazism and neo-Nazism.

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Calls to Legalise eScooters and to Increase Power and Speed Caps for eBikes in NSW

There are calls to legalise the use of eScooters on public roads and footpaths in New South Wales, as well as to increase power and speed caps for eBikes.

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The Queen Is “Completely Anathema” to Australia: CLA’s Bill Rowlings on a Republic

Civil Liberties Australia is reviving the debate over whether this country should cast off the shackles of the British Monarchy.

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Road Fatalities on the Rise Despite COVID Lockdowns

The road toll has increased over the past year despite lockdowns and travel restrictions.

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Demerge Mega-Councils: An Interview With Residents for Deamalgamation’s Andrew Chuter

The merger of local councils has resulted in poor outcomes for residents.

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Have Yourself a Very Perrottet Christmas

The new premier says there will be an emphasis on personal responsibility rather than strict control.

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The Impact of Family Court Decisions on the Christmas Holidays

Our thoughts go out to those unable to be with their loved ones today.

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NZ and US Pass Laws to Reduce Smoking Harms, While Australia Makes it Harder to Quit

Unlike other nations, our government treats harm reduction measures such as alternatives to smoking with disdain.

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The Doctrine of Discovery: The Church Legalised the European Colonial Project

The Church decreed that non-Christians are non-humans with no rights, thereby legitimising genocide under the name of Christ.

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