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

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

Christian Porter Resigns, But Questions Remain

The former chief law officer’s decision to resign follows pressure to reveal who paid his legal fees.

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A Prosecutor’s Duty of Disclosure in the NSW Local Court

Prosecutors are bound by the duty to serve all relevant materials on the defence.

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Religious Discrimination Laws to be Passed in New South Wales

The NSW Attorney-General says he will follow the PM’s lead by introducing laws which allow persons of faith to discriminate against non-believers.

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NSW Paramedic Launches Legal Challenge to COVID Vaccination Directive

A paramedic has been suspended after commencing legal proceedings against the directive for all health workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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The Far-Right Has Infiltrated the Anti-Lockdown Movement

Trade unions assert that recent anti-lockdown protests have been “heavily infiltrated by neo-Nazis and other right wing extremist groups”.

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Ditch Latham’s Anti-Trans Laws: An Interview With Equality’s Ghassan Kassisieh

“It is just dressing up discrimination in another way because they know that the vast majority of Australians are fair-minded and don’t want to see discrimination against anyone”.

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Tradies Fight to Protect Their Livelihoods

Construction workers are fighting to ensure they are able to work without having to be vaccinated.

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“We Should Be Outraged”: AWPR’s Dr Alison Broinowski on the AUKUS Pact

Australia’s commissioning of nuclear powered submarines is “extremely provocative… [and] China is not in a mood to be provoked at the moment.”

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Police Brutally Assault Anti-Lockdown Protester

The dangerous assault rendered the lone, unarmed man unconscious in a pool of blood and urine.

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Disparities in Berejiklian’s COVID Response Are Leaving Vulnerable Communities Unprotected

The fact that “the most marginal communities… [are] not getting the protection that they deserve… is a crisis that is hitting the hardest on those with the least.”

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Extreme COVID Law Enforcement Has Helped Fuel the Anti-Lockdown Movement

The heavy-handed police enforcement of COVID restrictions has intensified divisions and emboldened protesters.

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With No Plan, Morrison Implies Committing to Net Zero Is Un-Australian

Our PM’s nonsensical excuse for failing to accept climate targets is that “in Australia it’s not enough to have a commitment to something, you’ve got to have a plan to achieve it”.

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Police Officer Charged with Misconduct Over Alleged COVID-19 Breaches

It is alleged the officer allowed his daughter to cross the border without an exemption.

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Police Brutality Escalates Under the Cover of COVID

While the mainstream media paints protesters as aggressors, the footage tells a different story.

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