Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 21 to 27 February 2022

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

Is Failing to Disclose HIV/AIDS Status Before Sexual Intercourse a Criminal Offence?

A Sydney man who did not inform his sexual partner that he had HIV has been found not guilty.

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Courts Must Take Social Disadvantage into Account During Sentencing

A defendant’s deprived and abusive history must be taken into account during the sentencing process.

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Police Ordered to Pay Legal Costs for Failing to Bring Witness to Court

Taxpayers will foot the bill for the prosecution’s failure to ensure its star witness attended court.

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Go Fiona! Patten Legislates for Drug Decriminalisation in Victoria

The champion of reason is campaigning for the decriminalisation of drug possession in her home state.

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Thorpe Condemns Torture Treaty Delay in Harming First Nations and Elderly

The PM has broken his promise to comply with laws requiring independent inspections of detention facilities.

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Join the Radical Counter Mardi Gras: An Interview With Pride in Protests’ Wei Thai-Haynes

The now over-commercialised event must revert to its radical roots and fight against the government’s relentless attack on LGBTIQ rights.

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Roadside Drug Testing Aims to Punish Illicit Users, Not Save Lives

Roadside drug tests punish those who have minute amounts of residual drugs in their system, rather than only levels that impair driving.

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Death in Custody Questions Mount as Dunghutti Teen Dies After Police Collision

Questions remain after an Indigenous teen on a bike died when hit by a police vehicle.

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Victoria Decriminalises Sex Work: A Victory for Workers

Victoria has become the third jurisdiction in Australia to decriminalise sex work.

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Sexual Consent Education to be Introduced into Australian Schools

Teens will be taught about the rules surrounding sexual offences, including forthcoming laws which require ‘affirmative consent’.

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Police Found Guilty of Depriving George Floyd of His Rights

Three officers have been found guilty of failing to intervene or provide aid to the dying man.

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Multiple National Security Bills Facilitate Dutton’s ASD Domestic Target Wet Dream

Recent years have seen a dramatic shift from countering foreign threats to targeting, silencing and controlling Australian citizens.

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