Sydney Criminal Lawyers Weekly Rundown – Articles from 3 to 9 September 2018


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

Do I have to attend the court if subpoenaed?

Those who are subpoenaed to attend court or produce materials have certain rights and obligations.

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Appeals Court Finds Sentence for Drug Offences to be Manifestly Excessive

The length of the appellant’s prison sentence was reduced on appeal.

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Indigenous Inmate Dies at the Hands of Prison Staff

Mr Morrison had no criminal record and was on remand when left brain dead during a transfer.

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Catholic Church Continues Refusal to Report Child Sexual Assaults

Australian priests have vowed not to report information received during past, present or future confessions about child sexual abuse, enforcing concerns the Catholic Church will continue to protect predators and absolve their sins.

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Family Court ‘Expert’ Under Investigation

An expert report writer for the family court is under investigation over allegations he prepared “grossly inaccurate” reports about claims of child abuse and family violence.

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Ousting Dutton: An Interview With Greens Candidate Benedict Coyne

Human rights lawyer Benedict Coyne is running against Peter Dutton for the marginal seat of Dickson.

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How the Government’s New Laws Will Unlock Citizens’ Private Data

The federal government has introduced frightening new laws designed to access personal communications.

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Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Public Service Scammers

An internal investigation found that employees of the Department of Home Affairs were caught colluding to fraudulently claim sick leave.

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Stopping Abuses Behind Bars: An Interview With Churchill Fellow Steven Caruana

It’s important in any civil society to protect those in custody against abuse.

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Rugby League Players Charged with Obscene Exposure

Two Bulldogs players are facing court over their conduct during ‘Mad Monday’ festivities.

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