Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 25 September to 1 October 2023

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

What Constitutes ‘Penetration’ for a Sexual Assault Offence in NSW?

The law requires actual penetration for an offence of sexual assault to be established.

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The Legal Defence of Necessity In New South Wales

Three men are stranded for days on a lifeboat, without food or water. A desperate plan is hatched. The survivors say their conduct was necessary.

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Terrorism Offences: Judges Must Properly Consider Mitigating Factors During Sentencing

The sentencing judge failed to adequately take into account the impressionable teen’s mental illness and good prospects for rehabilitation.

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Vatican Accuses Australian Bishop of Sexual Offences

A report commissioned by the Vatican has accused a Western Australian Bishop of sexually assaulting four youths and grooming dozens of others.

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Calls for a Royal Commission, as NSW Police Killing Spree Continues

Many believe police killings of our most vulnerable will continue unless a new approach to law enforcement is formulated and implemented.

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The Constitution “Has Never Been Part of Our Law”: Aboriginal Tent Embassy’s Jessica Savage on the Voice

The iconic Aboriginal Tent Embassy is continuing its 51 year campaign for “absolute sovereignty” over “ancestral lands”, rather than bickering over a Voice.

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Rights Commission Confirms Torture and Abuse Are Rife in Australian Detention

“Australia used to be a world leader in human rights”, but our “continued noncompliance with… obligations” signifies the nation’s descent towards authoritarianism.

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Subs or No Subs, US Domination of Australia Is Absolute and so Is Its Call to War

The submarine saga exemplifies US domination over our nation.

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Dictator Dan’s Legacy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The outgoing Victorian premier’s tenure has been marred by controversy, but will his successor fare any better?

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The Criminal Offence of Contempt of an Australian Senate Inquiry

An arrest warrant could be issued against former Qantas CEO Alan Joyce if he fails to return from Europe to face a Senate Inquiry.

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Special Inquiry Hears Evidence of Prison Officer Sexually Assaulting Inmates

The inquiry hopes to understand how the chief guard got away with sexually assaulting female inmates for years.

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