Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 26 September to 2 October 2022

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

How Can I Find a Lawyer in New South Wales?

So, you’ve been charged with an offence or served with papers bringing you into the legal process. What next?

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Millions at Risk of Identity Theft Due to Optus Data Breach

Current and former Optus users are being warned they are at risk of having their identities stolen.

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Whistleblower Faces Prison for Exposing Crimes of Australian Taxation Office

The former tax officer who reported extortionary conduct against our most vulnerable including Robodebt is facing criminal prosecution.

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The Offence of Assault Causing Death in NSW: Section 25A Crimes Act 1900

A man has been charged with a ‘one-punch assault’ after a local surfing champion died following an assault outside a pub over the weekend.

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“This Is Not a Bluff”: Nuclear War Draws Closer as Putin’s Threats Escalate

The world is reeling over the Russian president’s threat to use “all weapon systems available to us”.

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Class Action Could be Launched Against Optus Over Data Breach

The company that brands itself on the word ‘yes’ is saying no to customers seeking assistance. But a class action could change this.

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Wilkie Calls for an End to Tasmania’s Punishment of Child Detention Whistleblower

The independent MP is calling for an end to the persecution of the woman who exposed the sexual abuse of children in detention.

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Courts Cannot Consider Agreed Facts Relating to Coaccused During Sentencing

The court upheld the defendant’s appeal on the basis that the judge had improperly relied on facts he had not agreed to.

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Allegiance to the People, Not the King: Australian Republic Movement’s Sandy Biar on Severing Ties

“The idea a role as important as the Australian head of state could be limited to just one family and not even an Australian family, that should be a concern to all Australians.”

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Rescuing Elephants: An Interview With Thai Elephant Alliance Association’s Mr Kid

A first-hand insight into Thailand’s efforts to protect its elephants – gentle giants mistreated into submission for the ‘enjoyment’ of tourists.

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Peter Dutton Drops Defamation Case Against Refugee Advocate

The Coalition leader will no longer appeal against a decision which found that calling him a ‘rape apologist’ was not defamatory.

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Onus to be Placed on Employers to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

New laws will place a legal duty on employers to take proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

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What is the Age of Sexual Consent in New South Wales?

The age at which a person can legally consent to sexual activity is not as straightforward as some may think.

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E-Scooters Unlikely to Be Legal on New South Wales Roads Anytime Soon

Two Sydney councils have backed out of a trial which could have led to e-Scooters becoming legal on NSW roads.

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Bipartisan Coverup of Timor-Leste Bugging Continues, as Dreyfus Pursues Court Suppressions

The current federal attorney general is doing all he can to suppress information regarding Australia’s criminal bugging of the Timor-Leste cabinet.

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Unrestricted and Alive: Thailand Street Life in Pictures

Walking through the free and vibrant streets of Thailand has opened the eyes of many visiting Australians as to how controlled and sterile our nation has become.

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Climate Defender’s Mental Health Application Succeeds in Court

The magistrate dismissed a climate defender’s criminal charges after finding the impact of witnessing catastrophic flooding had contributed to their ‘crime’ of protesting.

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