Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 27 August to 2 September 2018

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

Hiding Amongst Us – Australia’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives

They are suspected of committing some of the nation’s most serious criminal offences.

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Ambos Under Attack: Paramedics Twice as Likely as Police to be Assaulted

The high rate of assaults on paramedics has led to calls for body cameras.

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Canada Accepts First Australian Refugee

The Refugee Board of Canada found that the Aussie’s life would be in danger if returned to Australia.

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US Inmates Hold Mass Strikes Against Unfair Exploitation

As Australia moves towards prison privatisation, inmates in the United States are generating hundreds of millions for government and big business.

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Parity in Sentencing: Similar Crimes Should Attract Similar Penalties

Those with similar involvement should be given similar sentences, while those with different levels of culpability should be treated accordingly.

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Scott Morrison: An Extreme Conservative with Divisive Policies

The man from the religious right is behind some of our nation’s most divisive policies.

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Aussies Demand Federal Corruption Watchdog, But Coalition Refuses

A new study has found that 85% of Australians believe most or all federal politicians are corrupt, but the Coalition continues to resist a federal ICAC.

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Should Politicians be Sacked if they Commit Crimes?

Calls to impeach the US president have triggered debate about whether political leaders who commit crimes should be removed from office.

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Democracy Is in Tatters Across the Globe

Democracy suffered “its most crucial crisis in decades” last year, continuing a 12-year decline in civil and political rights.

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Crime and Corruption Commission Turns it’s Back on Honest Cop

The CCC has refused to investigate reprisals against an officer who was prosecuted for leaking footage of colleagues bashing a man in a carpark.

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