Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 7 to 13 August 2023

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

What is the Early Appropriate Guilty Plea (EAGP) Scheme in New South Wales?

The scheme prescribes steps in certain serious cases and percentages of guilty plea discounts dependent on the stage of the proceedings.

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Royal Commissions: The Rules Regarding Evidence and How Can It Be Used

There are calls for criminal charges to be brought against senior politicians and bureaucrats over the illegal Robodebt extortion scheme.

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Black Lives Still Matter: Dunghutti Activist Paul Silva Puts Aboriginal Justice Back on the Agenda

A rally is being held to make clear the fight against injustice continues despite attempts by governments and the media to divert attention.

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Fourth Police Officer Sentenced Over Killing of George Floyd

The officer who mocked and prevented bystanders from helping the dying man was remorseless and defiant in court.

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Property Recovery Orders in NSW: Getting Your Property Back in Domestic Violence Situations

Property recovery orders enable defendants and protected persons in domestic violence-related AVO cases to retrieve their belongings.

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Faehrmann Calls for Regulated Legal Cocaine in NSW, in the Wake of a Spate of Shootings

One of the many benefits of legalising drugs such as cocaine would be the reduction of violent crime associated with the illicit trade.

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The Incremental Gifting of Australian Military Control to the United States Is Alive and Well

Our government is spending hundreds of billions to please the US- money that could be better spent on housing and other desperately needed infrastructure.

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Shoebridge’s National Legalise Cannabis Bill Covers All Grassroots Wants and Concerns

The proposal to legalise cannabis nationally addresses common concerns regarding the move.

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The Offence of Aggravated Dangerous Driving Occasioning Death in NSW

The teenager who lost control of his vehicle causing the deaths of five of his friends has pleaded guilty.

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The UN Human Rights Committee Finds Australia Violated Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights

Traditional owners were locked out of court proceedings regarding claims to their lands.

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Black Deaths in Custody Continue Decades After the Royal Commission

One of the two Indigenous men in to die in custody in the past week suicided after being subjected to appalling abuse by prison officers.

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Can Sending Excessive Text Messages Amount to a Criminal Offence?

Sending too many texts can land you on the wrong side of the law in certain circumstances.

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What Happens If a Domestic Violence Complainant Fails to Attend Court?

Those facing domestic violence allegations will often enquire as to what will happen if the alleged victim fails to show up.

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