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In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:
A woman has launched a private criminal prosecution after police refused to bring charges against her former partner for allegedly dowsing her with petrol and threatening to set her on fire.
A Sydney man accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year old girl in a toilet cubicle has been charged with an offence that carries a maximum penalty of life behind bars.
Those at the coalface including social workers, health professionals, families of users and former police officers support drug decriminalisation.
But our major parties will have none of it.
A remorseful mechanic who pleaded guilty after losing control of his car and severely injuring two women has had his sentence reduced on appeal.
Recreational cannabis possession is being legalised in a number of countries, lowering the social and economic costs of law enforcement, stimulating growth and generating revenue.
A United States police officer who shot and killed a 40-year old Australian woman could have his main charge upgraded to second-degree murder.
The High Court has lifted the lid on a criminal defence barrister who committed the most “fundamental and appalling” of breaches by informing on her very own clients, and the “reprehensible” conduct of police who “sanction[ed] atrocious breaches of the sworn duty of every police officer”.
A Queensland couple are facing a Supreme Court trial for using cannabis medicine to help their autistic son.
A new project seeks to change attitudes towards domestic violence “by offering journalists available and safe victim/survivors who they can interview”.
The government is rushing through new laws which give it greater power and control at the expense of individual liberties and legal safeguards.
Those under 18 who engage in consensual sexting will no longer be guilty of possessing child abuse material.
Councillor Tom Kiat was criticised and investigated for informing his Facebook followers about the presence of sniffer dogs.
New laws require companies to look into whether modern slavery is occurring in their supply chains, but won’t make the companies responsible for breaches.
A judge upheld former Adelaide Archbishop Phillip Wilson’s appeal against a conviction for concealing child sexual assault.
The officer and 7 of his colleagues smashed their way into the woman’s home. He punched her up to 7 times to the face and broke her nose. It took 22 years to bring the case to trial.
The NSW government has introduced a range of laws aimed at protecting children against sexual abuse, but priests remain a protected species.
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