Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 6 to 12 May 2019

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

Low Range Drink Drivers to Face On-The-Spot Fines & Suspensions

From 20 May 2019, NSW police will be empowered to issue on-the-spot fines of $561 and 3 month licence suspensions to fully licensed drivers who blow a blood alcohol reading between 0.05 and 0.079.

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The Continuing Violation of the Rights of Future Generations

Governments continue to pass laws which remove individual freedoms and devastate the environment.

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Police Raid on Nimbin Hemp Embassy: Little More Than a Show of Strength

The NSW Police Force raided the Nimbin Hemp Embassy the day before MardiGrass, with no apparent aim except to flex their muscle.

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Social Security Fraud and the Centrelink Witch

The ‘Centrelink Witch’ is awaiting sentencing after obtaining money for teaching others how to commit social security fraud.

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Renewed Calls for the Decriminalisation of Minor Offences

The Productivity Commission found that minor offences linked to poverty, mental health issues and substance abuse are largely responsible for prison overcrowding.

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Dismissal of NSW Police Officer for Suspected Cocaine Use Was Unlawful

The NSW Police Force was found to have unlawfully dismissed an officer for suspected cocaine use.

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Australian Police Don’t Take Hate Crime Seriously

Only a very small fraction of reported hate crimes are ever prosecuted.

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Don’t Believe Their Hype: The Coalition Has Blown Out the Economy

The mainstream media is enabling the Prime Minister to propagate the myth that the Coalition are superior economic managers.

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Why the Greatest Medicinal Plant is Outlawed: An Interview With HEMP’s Dr John Jiggens

United States propaganda led to the criminalisation of one of the world’s most widely used medicines.

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Fingerprint Evidence in Not Infallible

New research further undermines the suggestion that fingerprint evidence are conclusively proof of identity.

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A Right Now Politician: An Interview With the Australian Greens’ Matthew Thompson

Matthew Thompson represents a more diverse breed of politician than the old boys’ club in Canberra.

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Man Who Mowed Down Emus Sent to Prison

A man who laughed as he mowed down several emus has been sentenced to imprisonment.

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First Nations Youth Suicide: Our Nation’s Shame

First Nations youth suicide has reached epidemic proportions, prompting one suicide prevention advocate to remark “[t]his should be the most pressing issue of our times”.

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Teacher Who Sexually Abused Student Wins Appeal

A teacher who pleaded guilty to persistently sexually abusing her student has been given a good behaviour bond.

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