Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 29 March to 4 April 2021

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

Watchdog Finds that Police Harassment of Lawyer Was “Serious Misconduct”, But Does Not Recommend Dismissal

The police “harassment and intimidation” of the lawyer to prevent him from attending court was “disgraceful… deliberate, deceitful and malicious”, but does not warrant dismissal.

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Federal Government Flouts the Rule of Law When It Comes to Refugees

The government proposes to deport a genuine refugee to his country of origin despite the fact he faces irreparable harm.

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Government Protects Vaccine Companies, But Rejects Compensation Scheme for Australians

The government granted immunity to Covid vaccine manufacturers, but has refused to establish a compensation scheme for those who may be affected.

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Mental Health Applications in the NSW Local Court: Section 14 Orders

New laws now apply to defendants with mental health issues.

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The Law, Defences and Penalties for Drug Importation in Australia

A prominent Sydney horse racing figure has pleaded guilty to importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug.

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Protesters Demand an End to the Narrabri Gas Project

“If we do not change our ways rapidly, we are never going to do enough work to safeguard the futures of our children…”.

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There May be Light at the End of the Tunnel for Biloela Family

Peter Dutton’s move from home affairs to defence offers hope that the family with two Australian-born infants will be returned to their community in Biloela.

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“We Need the People Behind Us”: Elizabeth Jarrett on the Sydney Black Custody Deaths Rally

People from all walks are life are standing in solidarity with First Nations people over continuing deaths in custody.

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What’s the difference between a ‘surety’ and ‘security’ in a NSW Bail Application?

There’s some misunderstanding about the meaning of the term ‘surety’ in the context of a bail application.

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Teflon Gladys: More Adverse Findings But Still No Accountability

The inquiry found the premier’s approval of questionable grants and the shredding of documents was a “clear abuse of the grants process”.

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Australia Suffering Biggest Impacts: An Interview With Climate Scientist Dr Andrew King

“Climate change has been enhancing short duration extreme rainfall. That’s rainfall that falls in the space of half an hour to an hour, causing flash flooding.”

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Medicinal Cannabis Is Effective in Relieving Pain, According to Patients

Patients are adamant that cannabis is an effective form of pain relief, but anaesthetists prefer to recommend drugs produced by big pharma.

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No Jab, No Work: Healthcare Workers May Be Required to Have the AstraZeneca Vaccine

Healthcare workers may not have a choice when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine.

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The Offence of Human Trafficking in Australia

A 29-year old Sydney man has been sent to prison for coercing his wife to leave Australia.

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As Trans Visibility Rises, Australian Conservatives Are Taking Aim

The Christian right is determined to maintain the suppression of transgender people.

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“A Fundamental Attack on the Rule of Law”: Shoebridge on NSW Police Intimidating Lawyer

The “disgraceful… deliberate, deceitful and malicious” police targeting of a lawyer to prevent him from attending court may amount to contempt of court and perverting the course of justice.

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