Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 28 November to 4 December 2022

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

Court Calls for Cancellation of Clive’s Coalmine

The Court recommended the government refuse the application for the Galilee Mine Project as it will unjustifiably impact on both present and future generations.

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Morrison’s Multi-Ministry Power Grab Had Nothing to Do with the Pandemic

The Bell inquiry’s finding that Morrison’s justification for his secretive power grab was nonsense raises serious questions about the state of our democracy.

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Sydney Police Constable Charged After Allegedly Threatening Junior Officers

The officer is facing four criminal offences after he allegedly threatened two probationary constables.

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Conviction For Assaulting Baby Quashed Due to Insufficient Evidence

The appeal court found the trial judge could not have been satisfied that the baby’s grievous injuries were caused by her foster mother.

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The Great China Reset: It’s a Little Too Early to Put Your Weapons Back in Storage

While there’s a lot of talk about our PM’s meeting with Xi Jinping, the reality is tensions remain high between China and Australia.

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Report Confirms Endemic Misogyny and Racism Within Queensland Police Service

The report is scathing of the toxic culture that pervades the state’s police service.

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Appointing Deputy Commissioner to Reform QPS Is a Mistake, Warns Whistleblower Rick Flori

Appointing a senior officer with a track record of punishing those who speak out against crime and corruption to reform the Queensland Police Service has doomed the process.

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The History of Laws Against Cruelty to Animals

The nonsensical historical view that non-humans can’t feel pain has long been rubbished. But laws against animal cruelty still have a long way to go.

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Turning Lip Service into Action: An Interview with Labor Candidate Stephen Lawrence

“I will be a voice for vulnerable people, for disadvantaged people, for people struggling with cost-of-living pressures, and all the pressures of modern life.”

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What is a Malicious Prosecution?

The man whose reputation was “comprehensively destroyed” after being falsely accused of murdering William Tyrell has been awarded nearly $1.5 million in damages.

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Nonviolent Climate Defender Sentenced to Imprisonment

Well known climate defender Violet Coco has just been sentenced to 15 months in prison for her part in a nonviolent protest.

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Half of All COVID Fines Revoked, as NSW Supreme Court Rules Three Invalid

The Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate three COVID fines has forced Revenue NSW to withdraw over 33,000 more.

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Sydney Deputy Mayor Calls Out Heavy-Handed NSW Police, Ahead of WorldPride

The deputy mayor says the priority is to “keep everybody safe and having a good time’, not being heavily policed… over summer.”

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City of Sydney Calls on Perrottet to Revoke Draconian Anti-Protest Laws

The deputy mayor is calling on the state government to revoke draconian anti-protest laws and police to stop brutalising demonstrators.

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Dog Attack Offences in Queensland and New South Wales

A meter reader was mauled to death by dogs yesterday. Here’s what the law says.

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The Offence of Damage, Destruction or Obstruction of Major Bridges, Roads and Tunnels in NSW

Climate defender Violet Coco has been sent to prison for her part in a nonviolent protest in Sydney.

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