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

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

“Systemic Unlawfulness”: An Interview With Dr Vicki Sentas on Police Powers

Police officers in our state are systematically acting illegally in the exercise of their powers.

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Another Catholic Priest Guilty of Sexually Abusing Children

The priest is behind bars after a jury found him guilty of molesting six children.

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Sparked by the Cronulla Riots: NSW Police Emergency Public Disorder Powers

The laws were enacted to deal with large-scale public disorder, but are now being used to suppress dissent in a wide range of situations.

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NSW Police Watchdog: No Teeth and Underfunded

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission is chronically underfunded and has no power to discipline police officers.

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Mass Climate Refugees on the Horizon: An Interview With Dr Ian M McGregor

Experts warn that an increasing number of populations will be forced to migrate due to climate change.

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Morrison Intensifies Campaign to Silence Australians

Our PM has threatened to ban Australians from campaigning against big businesses.

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“Don’t Take Advantage of Our System”: Racist Traffic Cops Lay Bare NSW Police Culture

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission recommended that police officers who engaged in ‘serious misconduct’ should not be fined or dismissed.

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Top 20 Legal Aid Fee Earning Law Firms in NSW

Here are the private law firms that generate the most income from Legal Aid in New South Wales.

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When the Rivers Run Dry: An Interview With Bourke Water Activist Fleur Thompson

Water shortages are set to continue as businesses are favoured over the needs of communities.

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Suspicious Circumstances: Rebecca Maher, Neglected and Left to Die

Police picked Rebecca Maher up from the side of the road and left her to die in a cell.

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Another NSW Police Officer Faces Court Over Assault Charges

The officer has been suspended on full pay while his case goes through the courts.

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People in High Places are Calling for Drug Decriminalisation

Former police commissioners, leading barristers, politicians and coroners are calling for drug possession to be decriminalised.

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A Legal App for International Students: An Interview With RLC Solicitor Sean Stimson

The Redfern Legal Centre has developed an app that can answer thousands of legal questions.

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