Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 22 to 28 August 2022

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

NSW Police Claim Ignorance of the Law, As They Continue to Illegally Strip-Search Kids

Officers who illegally strip-searched children claimed to be unaware of the laws relating to the humiliating and harmful practice.

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NSW Supreme Court Explains Local Court’s 5 Year Limit on Consecutive Prison Sentences

The Supreme Court made important findings about the Local Court’s limitation on imposing consecutive prison sentences.

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Morrison’s Secret Concentration of Power Highlights Flaw in Our Democracy

There are calls for procedures to be implemented to prohibit PMs from having themselves appointed to multiple ministries without prior disclosure.

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Wikipedia Is Influencing Judicial Decisions, Study Finds

Cases summarised on the unreliable platform are cited 25% more often, raising concerns about the potential impact on judicial decisions.

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Court Orders Sydney Casino to Pay Disabled Man’s Jackpot

The Star refused to pay a disabled man’s $285,000 pokies jackpot on the basis that an excluded person had helped him to push the buttons.

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Australia Has a Nasty Habit of Incarcerating Children It Doesnt Want to Kick

Despite campaigns to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14, nearly all states and territories continue to lock-up kids as young as 10.

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“A Crime Against Humanity”: Independent MP Andrew Wilkie on Ending Mandatory Detention

Mr Wilkie has introduced a bill which would, if passed, dismantle our inhumane mandatory detention regime which locks up asylum seekers for years on end.

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Father of Deceased Alleged Child Sexual Assault Victim Permitted to Sue Catholic Church

The court has allowed the father of a deceased former choirboy who reported being sexually assaulted by George Pell to sue for damages.

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“A Legal Quagmire”: Georgatos on Incarcerating Youths in Casuarina Adult Prison

Having children in adult prisons is not only harmful and dangerous, but also legally questionable.

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Barilaro Charged Over Altercation with Cameraman

The former deputy premier is charged with common assault and intentional or reckless damage over a late-night scuffle.

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Torres Strait Masig Statement Calls for Regional Autonomy by 2037

The people of the Torres Strait have released a statement calling for legal secession from Australia.

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Morrison’s Multiple Ministry Plan Was Hatched Early On, Suggests Solicitor General

Our former PM carefully planned his secret consolidation of power which breached our “constitutionally prescribed system of representative and responsible government”.

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Inside Bangkok’s Legal Cannabis Café

Thailand’s radical shift towards legalising cannabis has seen the start of a whole new industry.

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