Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 9 to 15 December 2019

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

Iraqi Protesters Risk All for a Unified, Diverse and Secular State

Thousands are risking their lives to call for a complete overhaul of how the country is governed.

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Police Ordered to Pay for Endangering Domestic Violence Victim

Police have been ordered to pay compensation to a domestic violence victim, after an officer illegally accessed a police database and leaked her address to his ‘mate’, the woman’s abusive ex-partner.

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Activists Imprisoned Over Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

A magistrate has refused bail to three climate activists over charges relating to nonviolent civil disobedience.

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Officers Who Report Police Misconduct Must Be Protected, Court Rules

The Supreme Court found that former police officer Rick Flori was justified in reporting the official misconduct of his fellow officers.

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Could NSW Police Officers Be Getting Off on Strip Searches?

Some police officers may be carrying out unlawful strip searches on children and young women to humiliate them, exercise control over them or even to gratify themselves sexually.

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Landmark Victory for Police Corruption Whistleblower: An Interview With Rick Flori

The court ruled that police officers who expose misconduct by their colleagues should be protected.

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What is Extortion?

Centrelink’s unlawful robodebt system has been labelled a state-sanctioned extortion scheme, but what is the meaning of extortion in the criminal law?

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Berejiklian Bins: A Futile Move By a Failing Premier

While the coroner has called for pill testing and the removal of sniffer dogs, the premier has approved bins.

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Drug Policing Causes Most of the Harms: An Interview With Former Police Sergeant Greg Denham

The former police sergeant explains the dangers and futility of heavy-handed enforcement, and asserts that the only way to minimise the harm is to legalise and regulate illicit drugs.

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NSW Justice Amendment Package Part 2: More Powers for Corrective Services and Sheriffs

The laws increase the powers of corrective services officers to search and arrest people, as well as those of sheriffs to search lawyers who are entering courts.

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Victorian Sex Workers Demand “Full” Decriminalisation

Sex workers are demanding not to be considered criminals.

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Foreign-Owned Companies Avoid Billions in Tax

Multi-national companies that generate wealth here are avoiding the payment of Australian tax.

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