Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 22 to 28 March 2021

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

Can I Appeal the Refusal or Revocation of a Firearms Licence?

There are circumstances where an appeal can be lodged against a police refusal or revocation of a firearms licence.

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Australian Defamation Laws and Porters Advantage in their Delayed Reform

The attorney general will benefit from the delay in changes to defamation laws, which would have made a “public interest” defence available to reporters.

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Porter Sets Precedent Which Could Undermine National Redress Scheme

A “cult” accused of child sexual abuse has refused inclusion in the compensation scheme, stating “if it is proper for the attorney general to invoke the rule of law, it is also proper for us.”

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What are the Penalties for Sexual Assault in New South Wales?

The judge said a prison sentence is “inevitable” for NRL star Jarryd Hayne.

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Sydney Solicitor Sent to Prison for Stealing from Clients

A Sydney lawyer who stole $6 million dollars from his clients has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars.

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Coalition Slammed for Deporting Unaccompanied Teenager

The deportation of an unaccompanied 15-year old New Zealander boy has further strained relation with our former ANZAC ally.

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The Laws Relating to Driver Licence Suspensions, Disqualifications and Appeals

An outline of the rules relating to driver licence suspensions, disqualifications and appeals.

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Sex Discrimination Commissioner Tasked with Cleaning Up Parliament

Commissioner Kate Jenkins has her work cut out.

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Scott Morrison’s Pledge to Address Parliamentary Culture: Too Little, Too Late?

The PM has asked women to stand by him while he addresses misogyny in Parliament House.

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State-Sanctioned Violence Against First Nations Women: An Interview with Professors Carlson and McGlade

“Sexual violence in Australia is deeply grounded in our colonial history which condoned systemic rape and sexual abuse of Indigenous women”.

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Concerns Over Rising Hindu Extremism: An Interview With Humanism Project’s Haroon Kasim

There are concerns over the rising number of attacks on members of Sydney’s Sikh community.

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The Swan River Custody Deaths and the Fear of Police

The inquest into the deaths of two Aboriginal boys who drowned while being pursued by police highlights the need for systemic change.

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Morrison’s Retraction Doesn’t Ring True After Years of Thuggish Politicking

The PM’s belated undertaking to address rape allegations in parliament is seen by many as insincere.

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Watchdog Describes Conduct of NSW Police Towards Lawyer as ‘Disgraceful’

The Integrity Commissioner found that officers ‘target..[ed]’ and ‘harass..[ed]’ the lawyer, inventing breaches to prevent him from attending court.

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Calls for Justice as the System Fails Mhelody Bruno: An Interview With Artist Bhenji Ra

A former air force corporal has avoided prison despite being convicted of manslaughter for choking a trans woman who later died.

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COVID Cases Could Lead to Court Delays

Local courts are set to be inundated with challenges to Covid fines.

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The Offence of Procuring a Child for Unlawful Sexual Activity in NSW

An award-winning Sydney pianist is accused of using Facebook to lure a 13-year old student into a sexual relationship.

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The Offence of Aggravated Sexual Assault in New South Wales

A man has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault in relation to a ‘gang-rape’ at a restaurant in Sydney’s south.

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