Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 24 to 30 October 2022

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

Land of the Gods: Nepalese Hindu Deities in Pictures

As Western nations move away from faith-based beliefs, religion and spirituality are alive and well in South Asian countries like Nepal.

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“Birds Without Wings”: Undocumented Tibetans Refugees in Nepal Await Return Home

Tibetan refugees living in Nepal want one thing above all else: to safely return home.

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Standing With Thorpe: An Uncompromising First Nations Voice in Parliament

The mainstream media were looking for any excuse to attack the Aboriginal senator who has bravely stood up for the civil, political and cultural rights of her people.

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The New Offence of Threatening a Criminal Defence Lawyer in New South Wales

Protections which currently apply to prosecutors, judges, jurors and witnesses are set to extend to criminal defence lawyers.

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Invited UN Inspectors Cut Visit Short, as Rights Violations Continue Under Albanese

Australia’s “already embarrassing human rights reputation” will further suffer, after our politicians reneged on a promise to allow the inspection of prisons for possible rights violations.

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Criminal Defence Lawyers to Get Better Protections Against Harassment, Intimidation and Reprisals

The laws have been introduced after police officers “harassed and intimidated [a lawyer] to such an extent that he could not represent [his client] to the best of his abilities”.

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Home and Away Catfisher’s Sentence Increased on Appeal

The appeal court lengthened the prison term given to a woman who posed as celebrities to obtain intimate images she then used to blackmail, harass and intimidate victims.

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The Offence of Juror Misconduct in NSW: Section 68C Jury Act 1977

The so-called ‘Brittany Higgins sexual assault trial’ has been aborted after a juror was found to have brought external material into the jury room.

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The Coalition Has Made It That Much Easier for NSW Police to Access Electronic Devices

Digital evidence access orders empower police to demand a password whilst executing a warrant.

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ACT Decriminalises Drug Possession: Labor MP Michael Pettersson on Forging Reform

The new law will mean those caught with small quantities of illegal drugs will either get a fine or treatment, but not a criminal conviction.

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Nationwide Vigils After White Man Bludgeons First Nations Youth to Death

In an act reminiscent of the KKK, a ute full of white men allegedly hurled racist slurs towards the teen on a Perth roadside, before one of them jumped out and bashed him to death.

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The Unholy Alliance Between the Perrottet Government and 2GB Shock Jocks

“We need to listen to the experts, not the shock jocks, and… rethink our approach to law and order”.

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“A Case of Cultural Genocide”: Kathmandu Tibetan Refugee Welfare Office’s Karma Gyaltsen

“The Chinese have a very repressive policy in Tibet… we have no freedom to celebrate or practice our own religious activities. They’re trying to destroy our Tibetan culture and religion.”

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The Offence of Sexual Intercourse Without Consent in New South Wales

A Sydney pharmacist has been deregistered after being convicted of sexually assaulting a teen who was seeking the morning after pill.

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