Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 27 September to 3 October 2021

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

Prosecutors Must Show Letters of Assistance to Defence Lawyers

Prosecutors are required to show defence lawyers any letter proposed for tender in court which outlines the assistance given by the defendant to authorities.

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Unvaccinated People Will Face Prison for Entering Venues, NSW Government Warns

The government has warned that those who are unvaccinated will face prison if they try to enter venues that are restricted to the vaccinated.

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The Quad, AUKUS, and Australia as the US Deputy Patrolling the Indo-Pacific

“Australia has turned itself into an adversary of China” through its “Cold War mentality”, and our biggest trading partner “will certainly punish.. [us] with no mercy”.

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Australian Government Establishes “Enduring Form” of Offshore Detention on Nauru

The Morrison government has signed an agreement to extend offshore processing capabilities on Nauru indefinitely.

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Queensland Premier Referred to Human Right Commissioner

The complaint alleges that restrictions on movement breach the state’s Human Rights Act.

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COVID Prisoners Defence Class Action: An Interview With Justice Action’s Brett Collins

Justice Action is launching a class action lawsuit for the release of low risk inmates due to the spread of COVID.

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Women Under Reimposed Taliban Rule: An Interview With DANA’s Barat Ali Batoor

There are calls to welcome persecuted Afghans into Australia, given the danger to those left behind.

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“Jesus Used It Back in the Day”: An Interview With Legalise Cannabis/HEMP’s Michael Balderstone

The HEMP Party has joined forces with other pro-legalisation parties to contest the federal election under the name Legalise Cannabis Australia.

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Victorian Government Charged Over Hotel Quarantine Safety Breaches

WorkSafe Victoria has brought 58 charges against the Department of Health which could cost taxpayers more than $1.6 million in fines.

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What Does ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’ Mean in the Criminal Law?

The prosecution bears the onus of proving each ingredient of any criminal charge it brings ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.

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Berejiklian Resigns as Corruption Investigation is Set to Begin

The premier’s resignation follows several corruption scandals and the ICAC’s announcement she will be directly investigated.

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First Nations Deaths in Custody Continue, 38 Years After Police Killed John Pat

This week marks the 38th anniversary of the killing of 16-year-old John Pat, who was bashed to death by police.

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COVID-19 Restrictions and the Civil Liberties-Human Rights Quagmire

There are hopes the attention that the current restrictions have brought to the lack of rights protections in Australia will lead to change.

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