Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 30 May to 5 June 2022

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

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

Biloela Family Will Return to Their Community, But for How Long?

The new government has kept its promise to return the Tamil family to Queensland, albeit on temporary visas for now.

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NSW Police Given the Power to Search Past Drug Offenders Without a Warrant

The powers further erode the principle that those who commit non-violent offences should be allowed to get on with their lives once they have served their time.

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Collaery Trial Date Set: Federal Government Continues to Prosecute Whistleblowers

There are calls for our new PM to intervene and stop the trial of the barrister whose client exposed the government’s criminal bugging of the Timor-Leste cabinet.

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Albanese Needs to Clean Up Our Nation’s Resident Deportation Regime

There are calls for our new PM to stop deporting New Zealanders who’ve made Australia home for years and even decades.

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Peter Dutton: A Man of Hypocrisy and Double Standards

The man who refused visas to the Biloela family and ensured a blind, mentally ill refugee was detained for a decade while intervening to keep au pairs linked to a colleague and relative in Australia is now trying to ‘soften his image’.

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“Frankly Fed Up” With Unjust Drug Driving Laws, Says Legalise Cannabis’ Bernard Bradley

A person can be convicted of drug driving well after the effects of cannabis have worn off.

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The Creativity of Inmates: An Interview With Paper Chained Magazine Editor Damien Linnane

The magazine benefits both prison inmates and the broader community by serving as an outlet for expression and a tool for rehabilitation.

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The Aboriginal Tent Embassy Doesn’t Support the Voice Referendum

“Let’s have a truth commission. Let’s start talking about reparations. And let’s start talking about the genocide, and how Australia was settled.”

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False Sexual Assault Allegations Ruin Lives

A timely repost of our contentious 2018 article, in the wake of yesterday’s Depp v Heard judgment in the US.

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False Domestic Violence Complaints Ruin Lives

A timely repost of our 2017 article, in the wake of yesterday’s Depp v Heard judgment in the US.

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Canberra and Beijing Scramble for Security Influence in the Pacific

As China gains dominance in the Pacific, our new government is working to repair the Coalition’s damage to our relations in the region.

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Police Commissioner Under Fire Over Vaccine Mandates

The Queensland Commissioner admitted not having read all relevant documents before requiring officers to be vaccinated.

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Dunghutti Activist Paul Silva Calls on Albanese to “Step Up” on Deaths in Custody

“It’s appalling that it’s continuing… Many people are not even found guilty of a crime – they’re in there on remand – and they are still coming home in a body bag”.

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‘Hey Dad!’ Star Granted Parole and Will Be Deported

Former actor Robert Hughes will be deported to the UK having served his time for child sexual offences.

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