Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 22 to 28 June 2020

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers

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

The Law, Defences and Penalties For High Range Drink Driving In New South Wales

A man is accused of driving his four-year old son while having a blood alcohol reading of 0.175.

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Now Is the Time for First Nations Justice and Systemic Change

There are calls to purge institutions such as Australian police forces and Houses of Parliament of systemic racism.

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The Law, Defences and Penalties for Dangerous Driving in New South Wales

A 37-year old man has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death after allegedly running a red light and killing a motorcyclist.

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The Law, Defences and Penalties for Assaulting Police in New South Wales

A man has been charged with assaulting police for allegedly punching three officers after a traffic stop.

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Fairer Fines for Social Security Recipients

Many fines will soon be halved for social security recipients.

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Are Non-Lawyers Allowed to Give Legal Advice?

Several non-lawyers have been prosecuted for giving legal advice, despite never claiming to be lawyers.

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Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone: An Activist-Run Police-Free Sector of Seattle

Seattle residents have declared a four-block autonomous zone where police officers are not welcome.

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Former High Court Justice Accused of Sexually Harassing Associates

“The legal profession’s dirtiest and darkest secret is no more… His repeated sexual harassment of young women… is known to many people.”

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The Successful Black Lives Matter Appeal: An Interview With The Wigs’ Stephen Lawrence

Barristers joined forces to successfully appeal the Supreme Court’s prohibition on the Black Lives Matter protest.

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Former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon: No Stranger to Controversy

Appointed by John Howard to the High Court and by Tony Abbott to head the Royal Commission into Trade Unions, the conservative judge accused of sexual harassment has had a controversial legal career.

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Vote 1 HEMP in the Eden-Monaro Byelection: An Interview With Candidate Michael Balderstone

HEMP Party President Michael Balderstone is campaigning for cannabis law reform to be put on the federal agenda.

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What Are the Penalties for Speeding in New South Wales?

Many believe speeding fines are primarily about revenue raising rather than road safety.

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Veteran Activists on How Protesting Really Does Lead to Change

Three seasoned activists explain how protests can make a real difference.

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Sydney Man Tasered in Face, as Australian Police Continue Assault on First Nations

An unarmed Aboriginal man was tasered in the face by NSW police, in yet another case of police brutality after the Black Lives Matter protests.

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When Can NSW Police Immediately Suspend My Driver Licence?

Police in NSW are empowered to issue on-the-spot licence suspensions ‘if it appears’ to them that a driver has engaged in certain driving behaviour.

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Freedom From Workplace Sexual Harassment “Is a Human Right”, Says Sydney Lawyer

“To live and work in an environment free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment is a human right – not a privilege”.

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Lawyer Secretly Prosecuted for Exposing Crimes of Australian Government

Those who expose the criminal conduct of our governments are being criminally prosecuted in secret.

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