Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 24 to 30 June 2024

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

The Right to Disconnect in Australia: What Does it All Mean?

Australian employees will soon have the right to refuse unreasonable employment-related contact outside their designated working hours.

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The New South Wales Drug Diversion Scheme is an Abject Failure

The Speakman-conceived and Minns-implemented scheme relies on police discretion and is not a great departure from the pre-existing regime.

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Julian Is Coming Home: Assange’s Plea Deal Freedom Is a Victory for Us All

Julian Assange has been released from prison in the UK and flown to a US territory, where he is to plead guilty to one charge and be allowed to return to Australia.

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Police Officer’s Sentence for Negligent Driving Occasioning Death Confirmed on Appeal

A New South Wales police sergeant who was convicted over a lethal pursuit has lost his appeal.

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Australian Vape Sales to be Restricted to Pharmacies

On 1 July 2024, our nation will become the first on earth to restrict vape sales to pharmacies.

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As Victoria Trials Pill Testing, It’s Time to Save NSW Youths Not Punish Them with Death

New South Wales used to be a leader in harm reduction, but has embraced the failed war on drugs and ignored its deadly consequences in recent decades.

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Duggan’s Stewing in Maximum Over US Extradition, But Like Assange, It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

Assange’s release gives hope to the family of Dan Duggan, as the Australian father-of-six continues to languish in prison after 20 months over a questionable US extradition request.

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Victoria Police Provoke Protest to Facilitate Harsher Laws, Says Renegade Solidarity Audio Force

The police crackdown on non-violent protests against the genocide taking place in Gaza is part of a broader campaign to silence dissent.

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DPP Discontinues Sexual Assault Proceedings Against Jarryd Hayne

The decision means that in legal terms, the former NRL star spent two years behind bars as an innocent man.

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White Man Terrorism Isn’t So Terrifying, as Far-Right Plan to Behead Labor MP Ignored

Authorities and the media are downplaying a white man’s planned beheading, while demonising Muslim youths over alleged thought crimes.

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