Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 5 to 11 November 2018


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

Only Half of the Serious Injuries on Our Roads are Recorded

The NSW government has been allocating funds for roads based on inaccurate data, neglecting many of the areas that need it most.

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Re-Radicalising Mardi Gras: An Interview with Pride in Protest’s Bridget Harilaou

Pride in Protest is calling for the Sydney Mardi Gras to return to its roots as a protest march for human rights.

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NSW Lawyer ‘Struck Off’ for Lying About Criminal Record

A lawyer was found guilty of professional misconduct and removed from the roll of practitioners after falsely claiming that he had a clean criminal record.

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It’s the Devil! Pope Claims Church is Being “Persecuted” over Child Sexual Abuse

The Pope told his Bishops the Church is being “persecuted” and “dirtied” by the “devil” through reports of child sexual abuse.

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My Health Record: A Further Erosion of Civil Liberties

The government’s opt out page for its My Health Record scheme temporarily went offline recently.

The deadline to opt out is 15 November.

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Tinder Rapist Granted Bail

A Victorian man with a history of abusing women has been granted bail after pleading guilty to three counts of rape and one of indecent assault.

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NSW Premier Plays the Race Card

Gladys Berejiklian says she wants migrant numbers halved, but many believe her posturing is misconceived, against Australian interests, and purely about winning votes.

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Death of Racing Horse Sparks Fresh Calls for Reform

The death of yet another horse has renewed calls for an inquiry into the horse racing industry.

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Pill Testing, Not Penalties: An Interview With Take Control’s Kieran Palmer

A sensible, evidence-based approach is needed to reduce the harms associated with drug use, not premier Berejiklian’s plan of intensifying the war on drugs.

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New Adoption Laws Will Intensify Stolen Generation in NSW

The Berejiklian government is set to introduce new laws which would step up the forced removal of Indigenous children.

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Supreme Court Slams Salim Mehajer

Bail Refused: The court found that the former deputy mayor had displayed an “arrogant disregard for the law”.

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NSW Police Continue Unfair Exclusion Policy at Music Festivals

Police are continuing with their policy of barring ticket-holders where there is a positive indication from a sniffer dog, even if no drugs are found.

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Empowering Adolescent Girls: An Interview With Plan Australia’s Holly Crocket

Investing in teenage girls is crucial to break the cycle of poverty, neglect and violation.

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The Far-Right’s Assault on LGBTIQ Communities

The vilification of the LGBTIQ community is a feature of the global shift towards the right.

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The Ethics of Covert Operations: An Interview With Ex-Undercover Operative Dr Clive Harfield

A former undercover police officer explains how the power that comes with the job can lead to corruption.

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