Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 25 February to 3 March 2019


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

When is a Person Eligible for a Judge-Alone Trial in NSW?

The judge found one of the nation’s most violent offenders guilty of another murder.

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From Committal to Verdict: The Criminal Trial Process in NSW

Basic steps in the NSW trial process.

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George Pell Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

The Cardinal has been found guilty of sexually assaulting choirboys.

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Driver Fined for Leaving Car Unlocked at Sydney Service Station

The driver was fined $112 during his Friday morning meat pie stop.

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Police Officers Allegedly Assaulted by Intoxicated Group

Footage aired in the mainstream media suggests the officers were assaulted by an intoxicated group, but the full video shows what occurred beforehand.

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Police Officer Avoids Prison Despite Sharing Arrested Woman’s Private Photos

He avoided prison despite arresting a woman over a traffic incident, using police software to access images of her genitals and uploading the images to a closed Facebook group comprising four other serving police officers.

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New Zealand Warns Australia Against Deporting Long-Term Kiwis

The relationship with our former ANZAC ally is at risk due to our government’s policy of deporting long term residents on character grounds, regardless of how long they’ve been here.

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Shut It Down: Berejiklian’s Botched Festival Licensing Scheme

Recognising “there has been a huge backlash”, Premier Berejiklian is now selecting the festivals to which her new licensing scheme will apply.

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Relaxing the Lockouts for Mardi Gras Exposes the Flaws in the Law

Many believe that if lockout laws are not required on such a busy night, they are not justified at all.

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For the Crime of Genocide: An Interview With the Aboriginal Tent Embassy’s Robert Corowa

Plans have been announced to take the federal government to the High Court for the crime of genocide.

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Sniffer Dogs, Searches and Your Rights at Mardi Gras

With the Mardi Gras parade set to rock Sydney, it’s important to know your rights when approached by police.

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Homophobia Within the NSW Police Force

As thousands celebrate today’s Mardi Gras parade, it is important not to lose sight of why the event began and how those who are policing it continue to conduct themselves towards the LGBTI community.

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Towards a Regulated Drug Market: An Interview With Robert Richter QC

The renowned barrister is a vocal critic of drug prohibition and has long called for a legally regulated drug market.

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There’s a Deafening Silence on the Current ‘Debt and Deficit Crisis’

During the 2013 election campaign, Tony Abbott accused Labor of creating a ‘debt and deficit crisis’, but both gross and net debt have risen dramatically under the Coalition.

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Lack of Ministerial Accountability Stifles Prosecution

Prosecutors say the refusal of Senators Michaelia Cash and Michael Keenan to assist police in their investigations has made it impossible to build a criminal case.

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