Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 27 July to 2 August 2020

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

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Animal Cruelty Offences in NSW

A man has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly punching a police dog.

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NSW Lawyer Struck Off for Misappropriating Trust Money

The solicitor was struck off over his egregious breaches of professional obligations.

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Morrison Again Closes Parliament, as MPs Can’t Work Zoom

The PM has again shut down parliament due to COVID, but expects others to make arrangements to work remotely.

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Mass Police Presence Serves to Intimidate the Black Lives Matter Protest

Those who turned up to yesterday’s prohibited protest were greeted with a massive police presence.

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Should Protests Be Banned During COVID-19?

While many believe protests should be banned, others point out that they are fundamental to our democracy and that shopping centres, sporting events and schools have different rules.

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The Fight to Protect Gomeroi Sites From Mining Continues: An Interview With Dolly Talbot

Gomeroi traditional custodians are continuing their fight to save thousands of years old cultural sites threatened by the Shenhua Watermark mine.

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Illegal Strip Searches Are Sexual Assault, But Police Watchdog Has No Power to Discipline Offenders

“After they sexually assaulted us at Newtown Police Station, they let us walk with no charge.”

“We need a proper independent body to investigate strip searches, not this ridiculous excuse of a body: the LECC.”

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Latham Is Now Championing Morrison’s Religious Prejudice Crusade in NSW

One Nation’s Mark Latham has introduced a religious freedoms bill into state parliament as he believes Christians and heterosexuals are the victims of discrimination.

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Berejiklian’s Heavy-Handed Festival Laws Aren’t Reducing Serious Drug Incidents

The premier’s zero tolerance to drugs has done nothing to reduce the harms associated with drug use.

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Coronavirus Sceptic Faces Fines for Allegedly Breaching Public Health Order

Eve Black is facing thousands in fines after allegedly crossing the border without complying with a public health order.

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The Prohibition on Protests Is About Silencing Dissent, Not Stopping the Spread

Police have gone to great lengths to prohibit protests despite organisers providing masks and sanitiser, yet sporting events, shopping centres, supermarkets and schools have the green light.

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The Offence of Supplying a Prohibited Drug in New South Wales

The NSW Police Force has continued targeting drug offences, executing search warrants and charging several people with drug supply over the past few days.

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The Offence of Tax Fraud in Australia

A Sydney businessman has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for his role in a $105 million tax fraud scheme.

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