Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 9 to 15 August 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:

Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston Charged With Concealing a Child Sexual Offence

The leader of the worldwide megachurch has been charged with covering up a child sex offence involving his father.

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Sexual Assault Charge Brought Over Alleged Rape in Parliament House

The former Liberal staffer “absolutely and unequivocally denies that any form of sexual activity took place whatsoever”.

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The Crime of Concealing a Child Abuse Offence in New South Wales

The Church asserts “[i]t is an indisputable fact that Pastor Brian is not a perpetrator of abuse, has never been accused of abuse, and took immediate action to expose and stop a child abuser.”

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COVID-19 Vaccination: Governments Slowly Tighten the Noose

While governments claim vaccines are voluntary, many believe restrictions will leave individuals with little practical choice.

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Calls for Canberra to Impose Sanctions on Apartheid Israel

One of the largest human rights petitions in Australia has called for sanctions on Israel over “its aggressive war of occupation against Palestine”.

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The NSW Laws Relating to Unlawful Assemblies

There is no right to peacefully protest in Australia.

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“Hell on Earth”: Extinction Rebellion’s Violet Coco on the Urgency of Climate Activism

“[W]hen a government has failed its duty to the people, it’s the people’s duty to rise up and rebel against that government.”

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COVID-19: NSW Government Further Tightens the Noose

Police will now both make and enforce the rules.

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Child Removal Suppression Law Is Unconstitutional, Argues Paul Robert Burton

A father is challenging laws which suppress criticism of our state’s child removal system.

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Who do you call when you need help? The police apologist’s mantra

Flashback from 2015:
Who do you call when YOU need help?

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Last Chance to Halt Coalition’s Muzzling of Charities and Not-for-Profits

“[S]ilencing charities is really cutting a lot of Australian citizens out of these public debates about what our national priorities should be”.

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Government to Remove More Legal Safeguards

Flashback from 2016.

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In Response to the IPCC Report, Morrison Damns Us to Climate Hell

Our PM has made clear Australia will continue down the fossil fuel path despite the consequences.

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RIP Freedom of Speech

Flashback from 2015:

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COVID-19: NSW Premier Announces Harsher Rules and State-Wide Lockdown

Ms Berejiklian has announced tougher police-drafted rules, harsher penalties and a lockdown of the entire state.

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Federal Government and Fair Work Ombudsman Place the Vaccination Burden Onto Business

The PM has used the marketing strategy of shifting the focus away from his government’s failures by warning businesses they will be legally responsible for any workplace COVID spread.

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Without Privacy There Is No Freedom

Flashback from 2016:

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Police Using Journalists’ Metadata to Hunt Down Whistleblowers

Flashback from 2016:

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Government Lies About Metadata Scheme

Flashback from 2017:

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In Defence of the Fifth Estate: Just Who Is Propagating Disinformation?

The pretext of ‘fake news’ is being used to suppress well-researched, factual information by independent online publishers.

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