Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 28 August to 3 September 2023

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

The Offence of Causing Grievous Bodily Harm By Misconduct in New South Wales

A Sydney man has been charged over crash that killed his nephews and seriously injured his daughter.

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Spain’s ‘MeToo Moment”: Sexual Touching or Blown Out of Proportion?

The public is polarised over how Spain’s football president should be dealt with for grabbing and kissing a player after the win.

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An ‘Absolute Dog Act’: Queensland Government Suspends State’s Human Rights Act

The move has been described as a “disgraceful abuse of parliamentary process” and the “biggest affront to democracy in Queensland’s history”.

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Federal Human Rights Protections Could Halt Our Descent Towards Totalitarianism

“More power to the people is a better path than more power to politicians, most people believe.”

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Legal Costs Can Be Ordered in Favour of Legally Aided Defendants, Court Confirms

The court of appeal overturned a decision which had ruled that a cost application cannot be made in favour of legally aided defendants.

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Wage Peace Receives Global Antiwar Award for Persistent Protesting of Weapons Industry

The global peace organisation has deservingly been recognised for its efforts in “diplomacy, collaboration, and human rights”.

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“We Won the Battle But the War Continues”: Opera House Cannabis Activists Zammitt and Stolk on Their Day in Court

A high-ranking police officer involved himself in prosecuting a fine-only offence, before buckling under questioning when ordered to court.

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The Finance Department’s Digital ID Explanation Still Seems to Suggest Mass Surveillance

The Federal Department of Finance emailed us last month to point out “inaccuracies” in our article, but in fact they’re the ones misleading the public.

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Qantas Slammed Over Shady Business Practices

The consumer watchdog has filed legal proceedings accusing the national carrier of ‘false misleading or deceptive conduct’.

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Why a Criminal Case Review Commission Is No Panacea

There are calls for a body with power to review cases that have exhausted the appeal process, but some fear it’s not the solution.

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Queensland Government Referred to UN Committee Against Torture

The Queensland government has been referred over its decision to suspend the state’s Human Rights Act.

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NSW Premier Says No to Drug Decriminalisation, as the ACT Embarks on Bold Health Approach

Premier Minns has made clear drug decriminalisation is not on the agenda, despite its proven social, health and economic benefits.

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The Law, Defences and Penalties for Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion in Australia

Understanding the law can make it a little easier if the ATO decides to set its sights on you or your business.

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