Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 4 to 10 March 2019

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

Woman Charged for Paying Bribes to NAB Executive

The owner of a human resources company is alleged to have paid bribes to an NAB executive for the approval of inflated invoices totalling $40 million.

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The Law on Making False Complaints to Police in New South Wales

A failing actor sought attention by falsely claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.

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Integrity of Criminal Justice System in Tatters: The ‘Lawyer X’ Scandal

Criminal defence barrister Nicola Gobbo and Victoria Police have immeasurably damaged the integrity of the state’s criminal justice system.

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CCC Clears Police of Misconduct for Waiving Top Cop’s Wife’s Traffic Ticket

The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission has quickly cleared police of any wrongdoing in relation to their decision to waive a traffic ticket issued to the Police Commissioner’s wife.

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Inquest Into Death of David Dungay Resumes

The inquest continues into the death of a 26-year old mentally ill man who stopped breathing shortly after being held down by several prison guards.

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The Crime of Murder in New South Wales

Michael Murphy died at Long Bay prison last month after being convicted of the horrific murder of Sydney Nurse Anita Cobby.

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Sydney’s Homeless Send Drinking Water to Drought-Stricken NSW Towns

A group of homeless people in Sydney are sending drinkable water to drought-stricken towns in western NSW.

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Journalists Threatened with Criminal Charges Over Reporting of Pell Conviction

The DPP has threatened to press contempt charges against up to 100 journalists for publishing information about Cardinal Pell’s child sexual assault conviction last year.

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60 Years of Resisting Occupation: The Australia Tibet Council’s Kyinzom Dhongdue

10 March 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising and resistance to Chinese occupation.

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The Crime of Possessing Child Pornography Outside Australia

A 61-year old former priest, lawyer and Labor party official is facing charges of possessing pornographic images of children in the Philippines.

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For the Rights of the Marginalised: An Interview With Greens Candidate Kym Chapple

The candidate for Heffron is focused on repealing laws that unjustly impact upon the disadvantaged.

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Former NAB Executive Charged with Fraud

The former NAB chief-of-staff is facing 56 criminal charges over her alleged role in a $40 million fraud.

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Aged Care Facilities Should be Subjected to Inspections

The Aged Care Royal Commission has received a submission urging that aged care facilities be subjected to inspections in the same way as prisons.

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Married at First Sight’s legal battle. And it’s not divorce.

Did Dino break the law?

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‘Medicine Man’ Escapes Prison Time for Serious Drug Charges

The court was sympathetic to ‘medicine man’ Tony Bower, who was providing cannabis medicines free-of-charge to those in need.

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