Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 30 October to 5 November 2023

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

Judge Criticises Cowboy Prosecutors and Calls on Government to Pay Defendant’s Legal Costs

The judge called upon the government “to right a wrong that has been done to a vulnerable mentally ill man through the failings of the CDPP”.

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Israel’s Right to Self Defence Does Not Extend to Genocide

Israel’s right to defend itself does not extend to the mass murder of civilians or excuse its blockade of food and medicine.

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The ABC’s Decision to Disclose its Sources Marks a Dark Day for Democracy

The ABC’s decision to give police footage of activists it promised to protect will further suppress free speech and dissent.

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We Don’t Sell Tickets! Qantas Files its Legal Defence

The national carrier is defending its decision to sell tickets to over 8,000 cancelled flights by saying it sells rights and not tickets.

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Another Teen Death in Custody, Despite 30-Year-Old First Nations Advice to Parliament

Another teen has taken his own life at a facility notorious for its harsh conditions, overcrowding and abuse of youths.

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Does Australia’s “Significant” Deployment to the Middle East Anticipate Joining a Regional War?

Our subservient PM’s decision to send Australian troops to the Middle East will do more harm than good for our nation.

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The Law, Penalties and Defences Relating to Child Prostitution in NSW

Conduct relating to child prostitution is treated very seriously by the law in New South Wales.

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Can Good Character References Be Used During Sentencing Proceedings for Child Sex Offences?

There is a campaign to prevent child sexual offenders from using character references in court.

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The Offence of Female Genital Mutilation Does Not Apply to Adult Females

The appeal court overturned the conviction of a body modification artist who performed cosmetic labiaplasty on a consenting woman.

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