Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 7 to 13 February 2022

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

Corporate Giant Accused of Systemic Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Workers claim the abusers were encouraged and rewarded while victims were ostracised and vilified.

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A Community Correction Order Must Come with a Criminal Conviction

The appeal court found the sentence judge had made an error by reopening a case and removing a conviction linked to a community correction order.

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Protest the Religious Discrimination Bill Before It’s Too Late, Says CARR’s April Holcombe

It’s more important than ever to stand up against laws that make it legal for persons of faith to discriminate against non-believers.

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Morrison’s “Kafkaesque” Deportation System Begs a Federal Bill of Rights

The “Fortress Australia” policy targets the “impoverished… [and] the impacts are harrowing for children of fathers and mothers deported”.

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PM Apologises Over Parliamentary Sexual Abuse Scandal

Scott Morrison has apologised for the nation’s parliament “turn[ing] out to be a nightmare”.

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Federal Government Refuses to Establish Federal Corruption Watchdog

Scott Morrison has broken his promise to establish a body with the power to investigate federal politicians.

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An Australian Criminal Cases Review Commission: An Interview With Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby

The former High Court Justice is calling for the an independent commission to review disputed criminal cases after the appeals process is exhausted.

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NSW Government Faces Fresh Allegations of Pork Barrelling

Our state government is under fire once again for allocating taxpayer money to win seats, rather than on merit.

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Sexual Violence Supports Need Strengthening, Say’s Full Stop Australia’s Hayley Foster

While reported sexual assaults have risen in recent years, there has been no corresponding increase in funding to frontline support services.

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Christian Porter and His Barrister Ordered to Pay Legal Costs

The former attorney-general and his barrister have been ordered to pay $430,000 in legal costs over alleged ethical issues.

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Officer Allegedly Shot Restrained Warlpiri Teen Twice, Hears Historic Custody Murder Trial

A police officer is on trial over the killing of an Indigenous teen.

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Liberties Council Maintains Ending Indefinite Detention Is a Moral and Legal Obligation

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties is speaking out in support of a bill that would end indefinite detention.

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Australia’s Mounting Mass Surveillance Regime Must Be Reined In

Australia has been described as “the world’s most secretive democracy” where “civil liberties… [are] in peril”, and where the “creeping surveillance state” sees no signs of slowing.

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