Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 20 to 26 May 2024

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

Bail Applications in NSW: Showing Cause and the Unacceptable Risk Test

Some offences carry a right to bail, while others require the assessment of risk, and still others require both showing cause and the assessment of risk.

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Drug Supply Charges: Pleading Guilty, Remorse and Rehabilitation Can Significantly Reduce Sentence

A former AFL star who faced life in prison was sentenced to a minimum of three years after pleading guilty, showing remorse and undertaking residential rehabilitation.

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NSW Crackdown on Domestic Violence: Police Blitzes and Bail ReformsNSW Crackdown on Domestic Violence: Police Blitzes and Bail Reforms

NSW police arrested and charged 550 people with 1,070 domestic violence-related offences during a four-day statewide blitz.

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Domestic Violence Bail Amendments: A Kneejerk Reaction to a Far Deeper Social Problem

Although politicians claim tightening bail and forcing those released to wear trackers will reduce domestic violence, experts assert the measures could be counterproductive

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Australian Government Should Be Ashamed of Imprisoning McBride

Our government should hang its head in shame for imprisoning the former ADF lawyer who blew the whistle on Australian war crimes in Afghanistan.

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The Grim Choice of the 2024 US Election Will Be Replicated Here Next Year

The US has a choice between a bigoted megalomaniac and a genocide enabler, which is not dissimilar to our options.

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Thousands of Children Fined Over Alleged COVID Breaches, Report Finds

Data obtained by Redfern Legal Centre suggests the 3,628 fines were disproportionately issued to disadvantaged children.

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ICC Application for Warrant Against Netanyahu Signals Justice May Still Prevail

A prosecutor has applied for arrest warrants against two Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Palestinians of Gaza.

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Disappeared First Nations Women Are Murdered by the Settler Colonial State

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women do not just vanish from their homes, families and Country… they are disappeared.”

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A Glimmer of Justice for Assange Sparks Speculation There’s End in Sight

The UK High Court has found that Assange can appeal his extradition to the US on grounds that his right to free speech is protected.

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Police Powers in NSW: A Summary of Criminal Offences in the LEPRA

The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (LEPRA) is more about bestowing powers rather than responsibilities on police.

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Gaoling Kids to Make It Safer is Ridiculous, Says ALS’ Karly Warner, as Minns Does Just That

“Locking up children in prison and thinking that that is going to make communities safer is ridiculous”.

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With Boyle Next Up, It’s Time for Labor to Walk Its Talk on Whistleblowers

With David McBride sent to prison for revealing war crimes, the government is refocusing on imprisoning the man who exposed crime and corruption within the tax office.

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