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

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

Donald Trump Sues Twitter for the Reactivation of His Account

The former US president has commenced legal proceedings demanding that Twitter reactivate his social media account.

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Sentencing Courts Cannot Draw Adverse Inferences From a Defendant’s Decision Not to Testify

The High Court found that the judge was wrong to draw negative inferences against a defendant because she did not take the witness stand during sentencing.

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Vaccine Mandates: Aged-Care Worker Vows to Appeal Against Fair Work Commission

Perhaps the most notable part of the Commission’s 2:1 decision against Ms Kimber is the dissenting judgement, during which the Deputy President remarks:
“All Australians should vigorously oppose the introduction of a system of medical apartheid and segregation in Australia”.

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NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet: An Ultraconservative of the Morrison Ilk

The new premier is a devout Catholic who supports religious discrimination and opposes legalised abortion, euthanasia, same sex marriage and moves to compel priests to report child sexual abuse.
He is responsible for thousands of injured workers being underpaid through icare, and has an appalling track record on both social justice and economic issues.

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In Avoiding the UN Climate Summit, Morrison Betrays Us All

The PM’s latest act of climate denial is to avoid attending the annual UN climate change conference.

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A Backdoor to Going Nuclear: An Interview With the Raucous Anti-AUKUS Caucus’ Jacob Grech

Australian activists are organising against the pact which increases the threat of war with our biggest trading partner, China.

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Is it Legal to Possess a Gel Blaster in New South Wales?

Victoria is the latest state to prohibit the possession of the popular recreational item.

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Proposed Law Would Make Employers Liable for Injuries Arising from Vaccine Mandates

The Bill would mean that employers who require their staff to be vaccinated will be liable for any injury, loss or damage caused by the vaccine.

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Berejiklian’s “Shock Resignation” Was No Shock at All

While some labelled the resignation a “shock” and criticised ICAC’s timing, others saw it as inevitable and asked why the investigation took so long.

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As Lockdowns Lift, the COVID Policing Hangover Is Coming

There are concerns police will abuse the extraordinary powers given to them during COVID even after we open up.

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“Poverty Is a Political Decision”: AUWU’s Jez Heywood on the Swift Cutting of COVID Payments

The announcement that COVID payments will cease just weeks after lockdowns are lifted has many concerned about their livelihoods.

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The Trump Administration Plotted to Kidnap Assange and Pondered Assassinating Him

Interviews with 30 former US officials reveal the Trump administration considered kidnapping and killing the Australian journalist.

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Dispelling COVID Myths in the Age of Disinformation

False information is rife in the age of COVID – here are the facts about the Nuremberg Code and the Australian Constitution.

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Proposed Federal Anti-Corruption Commission: “Useless and Toothless”

The proposed Federal Corruption Integrity Commission has been described as a “spineless” body which would be “the weakest integrity commission in the country”.

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