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

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

Kimberley Kitching’s Death Highlights ‘Mean Girls’ Culture in Australian Politics, Mainstream Media Claims

The mainstream media has been reporting that bullying and harassment contributed to the senator’s sudden death.

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Fixated Persons Unit Was Monitoring Friendlyjordies Long Before the Langker Arrest

The NSW Police Force’s Fixated Person’s Unit has been suppressing criticism of politicians for years.

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Friendlyjordies Producer May Sue the NSW Police Force

The producer for the political commentators is considering legal action after police withdrew charges that he intimidated John Barilaro.

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Extradition Draws Closer for Assange, as Key Appeals Avenue Refused

The highest court in the UK has refused the award-winning journalist’s appeal against extradition to the United States.

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The Historical Offence of Act of Indecency in New South Wales

The former NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services is accused of sexually abusing a 17-year old boy in 2013.

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Victoria Police Settles Civil Proceedings Over Leaked Arrest Photos

Taxpayers will foot the bill after officers posted arrest and interview photos of a former AFL player, together with offensive remarks.

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Legislating the Will of the People: David Shoebridge on the Coming Greens Senate

“[W]e’ve seen a government lurch from crisis to crisis and fail in everyone, whether it was the fires, the pandemic or the floods.”

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Boycott Elbit Systems: An Interview With Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Australia

There are called for our government to boycott an Israeli weapons manufacturer accused of assisting in the commission of war crimes.

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Forget Closed Court Orders, Now Collaery Can’t Even See Evidence Against Him

Prosecutors are intent on imprisoning the barrister whose client exposed the Australian government’s criminal bugging of the Timor-Leste cabinet.

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The Offence of Misconduct with Regard to a Corpse in NSW

A man was arrested after allegedly stealing body parts from a cemetery.

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Woman Sacked for Attending Freedom Protest Awarded Compensation

A NSW government worker will receive compensation after being dismissed for attending a freedom rally in Sydney.

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Aggravated Robbery Sentence Reduced Due to Upstanding Nature of Offender

A convicted robber had his sentence reduced on appeal as the sentencing judge failed to properly consider his otherwise good character.

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Rolfe’s Acquittal Highlights Australia’s Well Oiled Settler Colonial Machinery

The acquittal of a police officer who shot dead a First Nations teen highlights the racism inherent in Australian criminal justice systems.

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With the Climate Duty of Care Overturned, Extinction Rebellion Calls for People to Act

The Federal Court overturned a decision that found the environment minister has a duty of care to protect against climate harm.

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