Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 23 to 29 January 2023

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

The History of Murder: The Most Serious Offence in Criminal Law

From Cain killing Able, to political assassinations, genocide and the serial killers of today, the motives for murder are as varied as the crimes themselves.

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A ‘Pandemic Treaty’ May be On its Way

The World Health Organisation wants to make COVID restrictions legally binding across its 194 member nations.

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Courts Must Apply a 25% Sentencing Discount for All Early Guilty Pleas

The appeal court reduced the original sentence as “the applicant should have been afforded a discount of 25 percent and was not.”

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The Offence of Taking or Being Carried in a Conveyance Without the Owner’s Consent

Four men are facing court over a police pursuit on Sydney’s Northern Beaches allegedly involving a ute used without the owner’s consent.

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The Offence of Contravening a Court Suppression or Non-Publication Order in NSW

Suppression orders can prevent the mainstream media from destroying a person’s right to a fair trial through biased, selective and inaccurate reporting.

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Australia Again Misses Deadline on OPCAT, the UN Rights Treaty to Protect Detainees

Our government continues to breach its legal obligation to establish a national preventative mechanism against human rights abuses.

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The Belmarsh Tribunal: “In Short, Free Julian Assange, Without Further Unconscionable Delay.”

The award-winning Australian journalist who has faced years of persecution for exposing the truth must be released without any further delay.

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Labor to Reintroduce Alcohol Bans in Remote Indigenous Communities

Our PM is set to implement the populist but paternalistic, discriminatory and ineffective measure at the behest of the opposition leader and mainstream media.

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“Vote No to Referendum”, Say Grassroots First Nations, “We Deserve More than a Voice”

The illegally dispossessed traditional custodians of this land deserve more than just a ‘voice’.

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The US-Australia Military Alliance Serves Washington’s Interests, Not Ours

Our nation’s blind allegiance to the US leads to insecurity and undermines our own international standing.

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Enshrine Protest in Law as Our Future Depends on It: Shoebridge on Protecting the Right

A law is being introduced into federal parliament aimed at protecting the right to protest at a national level.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries Have Largely Been Ignored

While “COVID deaths” are well-documented, the adverse effects of vaccines have been largely overlooked.

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Rejecting Your Strawman: Dr Kaz Ross on the Rising Sovereign Citizen Movement

‘Sovereign citizens’ claim they are not subject to legislation, but do their assertions hold up to scrutiny?

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Doomsday Clock at 90 Seconds to Midnight, Due to Unprecedented Dangers

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has set the Doomsday Clock at 90 seconds to midnight, the closest we’ve ever been to oblivion.

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