Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 24 February to 1 March 2020

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

NSW Police Officer Remains on Force Despite Being Guilty of Sexual Touching

The sergeant has been suspended on full pay despite being found guilty of sexual touching and a final AVO being made against him.

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As the Climate Ails, Fossil Fuel-Addled Politicians Call for More Coal and Gas

The government is pushing for further fossil fuel expansion despite the environmental impact.

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Harvey Weinstein Guilty of Rape, Not Guilty of Predatory Sexual Assault

A jury found the former Hollywood heavyweight guilty of some charges, but not guilty of the most serious ones.

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Police Lack Consistency When it Comes to Prosecuting for Domestic Violence

There is a lack of consistency when it comes to decisions on whether to prosecute alleged domestic violence offences.

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The Offence of Filming a Private Act Without Consent in NSW

A truck driver is accused of filming a naked woman in a shower at the offices of the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Private Criminal Prosecutions in New South Wales

A domestic violence complainant was forced to ‘go it alone’ after police refused to press charges.

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Pilger on Assange at the Sydney Extradition Rally

Veteran journalist John Pilger believes that if Australians push the government to act, Julian could still be returned home.

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Waanyi Nation Declares Its Independence to Run its Own Economy

“We the Aboriginal peoples of the Waanyi Nation in the Gulf of Carpentaria are taking control of our homeland”.

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Extended Supervision Orders in New South Wales

The government sought an order against a cannabis activist who said he’d ‘like to blow up Parliament House’, but the Supreme Court refused to make the order because he did not pose a sufficient terrorism threat.

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Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities in Public Places

With the Mardi Gras parade coming up this Saturday, it’s important to understand your legal rights and responsibilities.

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Australia Moves to Block an Investigation into War Crimes in Palestine

“Australia’s efforts to block an International Criminal Court investigation into alleged war crimes in Palestine are inexplicable”.

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Drug Alerts: Warning the Public About Toxic Batches of Illicit Drugs

NSW Health and the NUUA are publishing warnings about dangerous batches of illicit drugs, with a view to saving lives.

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“A Local Solution to a Local Problem”: An Interview With Uniting MSIC’s Dr Marianne Jauncey

Liverpool could have the state’s next safe injecting room.

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Should We Stop Deporting Kiwis Who Call Australia Home?

Relations with our former ANZAC partner have hit at an all-time low, as our government continues to deport Kiwis who’ve been here for decades.

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Offshore Political Prisoners: An Interview With Social Activist Stephen Langford

The activist is facing court for allegedly writing graffiti that is critical of the government’s treatment of asylum seekers.

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Good People Break Bad Laws: Illicit Drugs

Drug prohibition has led to the wholesale criminalisation of otherwise law-abiding citizens.

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White Supremacists: The Real Terrorism Threat

ASIO has expressed concerns about the growing threat of right-wing extremism to the safety of Australians.

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Are Cyclists in NSW Required to Wear Helmets?

Gone are the days when kids could just jump on a bike and ride.

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