Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 29 April to 5 May 2019

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

The Law on Making a False Declaration

Former One Nation Senator Rod Culleton has been referred to police over allegations he made a false declaration on his nomination in the upcoming federal election.

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The Crime of Bestiality in New South Wales

A 34-year old man is accused of having sexual intercourse with at least 19 dogs.

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Partner of Deceased Refugee Sues Australian Government

The wife of a 23-year old refugee who set himself alight and died after 3 years of being held in Nauru immigration detention centre has commenced legal proceedings.

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Man Faces Court for Filming Under Cubicle Door

A 30-year old man is accused of filming a woman in a toilet cubicle at a Sydney bar.

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Canberra’s Second Pill Testing Trial Hailed a Resounding Success

The trial potentially saved the lives of seven young Australians, who disposed of their pills when a potentially deadly substance was detected within them.

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Woman Are Less Likely to Support Cannabis Legalisation Than Men

A study has found that women are generally less likely to support cannabis legalisation because they tend to be more conservative and religious.

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End Prohibition. Vote HEMP: An Interview With Dr Andrew Katelaris and Michael Balderstone

Having been at the forefront of cannabis activism for decades, Dr Katelaris and Mr Balderstone are now running in the federal election.

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Police Officer Found Guilty of Homicide

A United States police officer who shot dead an Australian woman is facing up to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of third-degree murder.

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Free Ola Bini: “Assange-Linked” Digital Rights Activist Arbitrarily Detained in Ecuador

Ola Bini is an online activist being arbitrarily detained in Ecuador over unsubstantiated claims he was trying to destabilise the country.

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PM’s Retrograde Domestic Violence Counselling: An Interview with WDVCAS’ Hayley Foster

Those working on the frontline have strongly criticised the Morrison government’s plan to fund counselling service for couples in abusive relationships, rather than use those funds to support victims who leave.

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Australia Prosecutes Whistleblowers Who Expose Government Misconduct

Australian authorities are prosecuting the whistleblowers who revealed our government’s illegal bugging of the East Timorese cabinet.

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Woman Charged with Blackmailing Grieving Parents

A young mother is accused of demanding money for the return of a phone containing pictures of a dying baby.

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Family of Australian Woman Shot Dead by Police to Receive Record Payout

The family of an Australian woman killed by a US police officer will receive $US20 million in compensation.

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