Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 22 to 28 April 2019

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

Sydney Court Hears Sexual Slavery Allegations

The court heard that a sex worker was directed to “put up with” being spat on and hit by clients, in order to repay a $45,000 debt.

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Facebook Under Fire Over Fake News About Upcoming Federal Election

The social media giant has been criticised for allowing the spread of disinformation with the potential to sway voters in our upcoming federal election.

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The Offence of Jaywalking in New South Wales

A summary of the rules when it comes to crossing the road.

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More Police Does Not Lead to Less Crime

New research by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research suggests that an increase in police numbers does not lead to a reduction in crime.

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The Frontier Wars: The First Defence of Country

There is a push for greater recognition of the wars between First Nations people and British invaders, which raged across the nation until the 1930s.

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Lest We Forget the Futility of Gallipoli

Gallipoli was a futile battle primarily involving those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, carrying out the orders of imperialist forces.

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Driver Accumulates 28 Demerit Points in Road Blitz

A mother with three young children in the car accumulated 28 demerit points in one hit.

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Sydney Police Officer Charged with Neglecting his Duty

The officer faces a fine after failing to act on a complaint against a convicted sexual offender, who allegedly sexually assaulted a seven-year old girl shortly after the complaint was made.

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Sail For Justice: An Interview With the Manus Freedom Flotilla’s Izzy Brown

The Manus Freedom Flotilla aims to raise awareness about human rights abuses in offshore detention centres and West Papua, as well as the perils of climate change.

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Commit a Crime While on a Visa, and You’ll Face Deportation

The government is seeking to strengthen the ‘character test’, so visa holders convicted of a crime punishable by at least two years in prison face deportation.

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Civil Disobedience Required: An Interview With Extinction Rebellion’s Miriam Robinson

The power of protest is being used across the globe to bring attention to ecological issues, with a view to effecting real change.

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Drug Prohibition in Australia: Power, Politics and Prejudice

The decision about whether to criminalise a drug has little to do with how harmful it is.

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The Australian Government Abandoned Assange Long Ago

The Australian government washed its hands of Julian Assange once he became a target for exposing “the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars”.

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Police Cannot Persist with Questioning After Right to Silence Is Exercised

The NSW Supreme Court ruled that answers given during a police interview were inadmissible because the suspect had repeatedly stated his desire to remain silent.

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Public Drunkenness Laws Must Be Repealed

A 55-year old mother-of-five died from an injury she sustained after being arrested for public drunkenness.

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