Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 4 to 10 January 2021

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

NSW DPP Prosecuting Guidelines Part 2: Prosecution’s Duty of Disclosure, Immunities, Informants, Victims of Crime and Vulnerable Witnesses

An outline of prosecution policies relating to disclosing evidence, informants, complainants and vulnerable witnesses.

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COVID-19: What’s the Difference Between ‘Close Contact’ and ‘Casual Contact’?

There are different rules for those in ‘close contact’ and ‘casual contact’ with a positive case of COVID-19.

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Will My Case be Dismissed if the Alleged Victim Fails to Attend Court?

The court has a number of options when the complainant fails to attend a defended hearing.

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NSW to Expand the Prison System, Yet Again

The NSW government plans to further expand the state’s prison system, having already rolled out 7,000 new beds over the past four years.

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UK Refuses to Extradite Assange to the US, For Now

The court refused to order extradition because “Mr. Assange’s risk of committing suicide, if an extradition order were to be made… [is] substantial”.

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Improving the Lot of Transgender Inmates: An Interview With NSWCAPP’s Keith Quayle

“If we don’t start listening to trans voices… we will slowly undo their sanity and our own.”

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Are Australia’s State Border Closures Justified?

Australians are meant to be united, but state and territory border closures are causing division and animosity.

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The Indefinite Detention Achilles Heel: An Interview With Human Rights For All’s Alison Battisson

The centuries-old writ of habeas corpus has been used to release an immigration detainee, and many more could follow.

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Where Has All the Legal Medicinal Cannabis Gone?

Many who are prescribed cannabis products are finding it difficult to access the medicine, not to mention extremely costly.

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Desperate Detainees Riot on Christmas Island Over Indefinite Detention

Detainees on Christmas Island have rioted in protest over their indefinite detention.

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I’ve been issued with a traffic fine. What should I do next?

A basic outline of your options when given a traffic fine.

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Morrison’s Proposed Data Sharing Bonanza Involves Your Personal Details

The federal government has drafted a ‘public data sharing scheme’ which makes it easier for them to collect and distribute our personal information.

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Donald Trump Permanently Suspended from Twitter

The action was taken over allegations Mr Trump incited violence through his tweets.

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The Offence of Contravening an Apprehended Violence Order in NSW

The former deputy mayor of Auburn, Salim Mehajer, has been charged with contravening an AVO taken out to protect his former partner.

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