Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 31 October to 6 November 2022

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

‘Covid Dictator’s’ Days in Politics are Done

NSW health minister Brad Hazzard is retiring from politics, and will perhaps best be remembered for his stern stance on lockdowns and vaccinations.

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Probative Value is of Primary Importance When Determining Admissibility of Tendency Evidence

The highest court in the land has clarified that probative value, rather than objective similarity of offending, is of primary importance when determining whether tendency evidence is admissible.

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NSW Police Escalate Pre-Protest Visits to Activists’ Homes to Intimidate and Silence Dissent

Officers have been turning up to the homes of activists unannounced in the lead up to protests in an attempt to intimidate them into not attending.

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The Law, Defences and Penalties for Attempted Murder in New South Wales

A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly holding a police sergeant’s head under water in a creek.

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The Offence of Importing a Commercial Quantity of Border Controlled Drugs into Australia

Coconut water packages allegedly containing liquid methamphetamine with a street value of $1.6 billion have been seized on their way to Australia.

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Domestic Violence Group Warns Proposed Coercive Control Laws Could Escalate Abuse

Proposed ‘coercive control’ laws have been criticised for failing to define the term and only applying to intimate partners.

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Humanising Delhi’s Homeless: An Interview With Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan’s Param Jeet Kaur

The road to humanising the homeless in Delhi has been long and arduous, with lessons on how to improve the lives of those on our own streets.

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The Main Bazaar in Delhi’s Paharganj: Digital Images of the Organised Chaos

The sights, sounds and smells of the Main Bazaar in Paharganj Delhi are the polar opposite of the sterile streets of Sydney.

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Talking Queer Feminist Rights With Delhi’s Nazariya Foundation

The organisation has been instrumental in assisting some of the most victimised and vulnerable members of society.

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The Impact of Juror Misconduct on the Right to a Fair Trial

The aborted trial of the man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins highlights the impact of juror misconduct.

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NSW Needs Less One Nation Representation in Parliament, Not More

One Nation leader Mark Latham has devised a way to get more of his party’s members into parliament.

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The McBride Public Interest Defence Fiasco Shows Labor Is Also Out to Get the Whistleblower

Labor has thwarted an attempt by the ADF lawyer who exposed war crimes in Afghanistan to establish his actions were in the public interest.

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Nuclear Capable B-52s in Australia Aimed at China? “Yes sir, Mr Biden,” Says Anthony

Australia continues to be a lapdog for the United States when it comes to entering wars.

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