Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 5 to 11 April 2021

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

Parliament Proposes ID Checks to Open Social Media Accounts

A recent inquiry into violence and bullying recommended a 100 point ID check to open social media accounts, but there are concerns about data misuse.

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Donald Trump May Face Criminal Charges

The former president may face criminal prosecution for banking, taxation and insurance fraud.

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“A Brazen Pork-Barrel Scheme”: Inquiry Condemns Berejiklian’s Grant Allocating as Political

The Premier’s allocation of grants “on a purely political basis” without “due process or merit assessment” was a “clear abuse of the grants process”.

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NSW Police Arrest First Nations Teenager as She’s Having Panic Attack

The officers arrested the teen rather than trying to provide her with assistance.

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Covid Passports: A Good or Bad Idea?

Britain is considering ‘Covid passports’ for entry to events, venues, and for international travel.

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Federal Coalition’s Persistent Culture Wars Could Be Its Undoing

The Morrison government’s sanctimonious, discriminatory and hypocritical assertions and policies may be starting to backfire.

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Corrections Criminally Liable Over First Nations Custody Deaths, Says Former NSW Magistrate David Heilpern

Former magistrate David Heilpern suggests corrections officers could be found guilty of manslaughter over First Nations custody deaths.

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Domestic Violence Workers Plead for Adequate Funding

Frontline workers are pleading for government to provide sufficient funding to deal with ‘the worst year on record’ for domestic violence.

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Strip-Searched Teen Loses Bid to Have Her Case Heard in All-Female Courtroom

The 15-year old sexual assault victim did not want the strip-search video to be played in front of men.

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The Offence of Intentionally or Recklessly Destroying or Damaging Property in NSW

A drunken night out has cost a young apprentice his clean record and over $40,000.

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Latham’s Religious Freedoms Laws Entrench Discrimination: An Interview Greens MP Jenny Leong

“To have One Nation… putting forward its so-called Religious Freedoms Bill… shows the absolute hypocrisy of it”.

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Coroner’s Refusal of Inquest Into Child’s Death Is Motivated by Cannabis, Father Claims

The coroner has refused to investigate an incident whereby a young girl died shortly after consuming pharmaceuticals.

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‘Litany of Errors’ Enabled Man to Kill His Children, Coroner Finds

Failures by NSW police, a Family Court lawyer and the firearms registry led to the ‘preventable’ deaths of a woman and her two children.

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Manslaughter of Mhelody Bruno Exposes Institutional Bias in Criminal Justice System

The judge who made a sentencing error by allowing the convicted killer of a trans woman walk free says it’s a “matter of considerable regret” that the man now has to go to prison.

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Coalition Prosecutes Those Who Expose Corruption, While the Real Criminals Walk Free

During Christian Porter’s time as Attorney-General, the government has relentlessly pursued those who expose crime and corruption while leaving corrupt officials alone.

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