Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 8 to 14 March 2021

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

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

Abortion Is No Longer a Crime in Australia

South Australia has become the final jurisdiction to formally repeal the crime of abortion.

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Victoria Extends ‘State of Emergency’ for Nine Months

The Victorian parliament has empowered the state government to suspend a range of freedoms and legal safeguards until December 2021.

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Doctors Must Be Given Every Opportunity to Attend a Disciplinary Hearing

The court found that sufficient notice of a disciplinary hearing must be given to health care professionals before they can be declared unfit.

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Calls for Independent Inquiry Into Alleged Sexual Misconduct of Nation’s Chief Lawyer

There are calls for an independent inquiry into the alleged sexual misconduct of Attorney-General Christian Porter, with a view to determining whether he is fit to retain his position.

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Policing the Poor: The History of Vagrancy Laws and the Criminalisation of Homelessness

While being homeless is no longer a crime, a range of laws remain in place which empower police to persecute the poor.

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Defence Chief Slammed Over Misogynistic Remarks

Defence Chief Angus Campbell is under fire for telling cadets that “women need to change their behaviour” to avoid being sexually assaulted.

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Driver Who Filmed Dying Police Officer Pleads Guilty

As he filmed the dying officer, he said “you f***ing c**ts. I guess I’ll be getting an Uber home… you f***ed my f***ing car”.

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Defiant Mardi Gras Street Protest Stoplights Ongoing Police Injustice

Attempts by police to shut down the Mardi Gras protest on Oxford Street highlight the ideological opposition of the force to LGBTIQ objectives.

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Empowering Disadvantaged Youth: An Interview With YSMP’s Uncle Dave Bell

The program is giving disadvantaged youth a way forward through training and guidance.

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Attorney-General and Defence Minister Must Pay Their Own Legal Costs

The government has confirmed that taxpayers will not fund the costs incurred by Christian Porter or Linda Reynolds.

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Two More Indigenous People Die In New South Wales Custody

The Corrective Services Commissioner has defended the failure to publicly release details about the deaths.

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The Myth of the Far-Right Lone Actor: An Interview With Researcher Dr Kaz Ross

Dr Ross explains that far right terrorists are rarely ‘lone wolf attackers’, but are more often embedded into a broader extremist network.

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The Law, Penalties and Defences for Manslaughter in New South Wales

A Sydney woman has been sentenced for manslaughter after stabbing her mother over 100 times, decapitating and cutting out her eyeballs, tongue and nose.

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The ‘Rule of Law’ – A Convenient But Misunderstood Excuse

The PM’s assertion that the AG should not face an independent inquiry because a criminal prosecution cannot be brought exemplifies his ignorance and bias.

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Morrison Continues to Detain Two Australian-Born Infants on Xmas Island

Despite two federal court rulings, the government still refuses to allow the 3 and 5-year old girls and their parents to return home to Biloela.

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Lawyers Call For Drug Law Reform: An Interview With ALA’s Greg Barns

The Australian Lawyers Alliance is calling for an end to the failed war on drugs.

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