Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 4 to 10 July 2022

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

Minimising the Risk of Unfair Prejudice in Jury Trials

Courts have a range of ways to reduce the risk of unfair prejudice arising from misleading and biased media reporting.

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Social Justice Advocate Appointed to the Supreme Court of NSW

Tireless social justice campaigner Judge Dina Yehia SC has been sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

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Thousands of Sydneysiders Rally for Abortion Rights, as Roe Versus Wade is Overturned in the US

Over 5,000 Sydneysiders marched in solidarity with women in the US whose Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade.

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Jarryd Hayne Fan Sues for Defamation

Channel 7 published the name of a man it claimed spat at the complainant after Hayne’s sentencing. The man says he did no such thing.

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NSW Police Are Still Using Sniffer Dogs to Arrest Over Tiny Amounts of Cannabis

The end of lockdowns has seen the resumption of drug dog operations, personal and strip searches, and arrests over small quantities of cannabis.

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NSW Police Force Attempts to Suppress Evidence Relating to Fatal Mental Health Shooting

Police are fighting to suppress evidence relating to their fatal shooting of a man who was alone in his home having a mental episode.

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The Offence of Child Neglect in New South Wales

Members of a religious group are facing charges after an eight-year old girl in their care died due to being denied critical medication.

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“The Most Oppressive Industrial Laws in the Developed World”: Interview With MUA’s Paul Keating

The Perrottet government is threatening to enact even tougher laws against unions who dare to publicly stand up for worker rights.

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“Tibetan Sovereignty Hasn’t Been Ceded”: An Interview With Greens Senator Janet Rice

“The world needs to be applying pressure through all sorts of multilateral, diplomatic and trade means to get China to the table.“

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Labor Has Ended the Political Prosecution of Bernard Collaery

The new federal attorney general has ordered charges to be dropped against the man whose client exposed the Coalition’s criminal bugging of the Timor Leste Cabinet.

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Local Court to Require Attendances in Person

Lawyers and defendants will once again be required to attend court in person, rather than remotely or by phone or email.

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NSW Government to Expand Power to Seize Unexplained Wealth

The NSW government is introducing laws which empower authorities to seize unexplained wealth without having to prove an actual crime.

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The Mandatory Minimum Should Only Be Applied to the Least Serious Offences

The minimum prescribed sentence for offences with mandatory minimums should only be applied for the least serious forms of conduct.

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Bullying and Harassment are Rife in the Legal Profession

A survey of 7000 lawyers found that rates of bullying and harassment within the profession are at epidemic levels.

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Tennis Star Accused of Domestic Violence

Nick Kyrgios has been accused of assaulting his former girlfriend.

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