Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 9 to 15 March 2020

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

NSW Supreme Court Will Decide How Bushfire Donations Are Distributed

Not a cent of the $51 million raised through Aussie Comedian Celeste Barber’s bushfire appeal has been distributed, due to a dispute over who the money should go.

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The Offence of Peeping or Prying in New South Wales

A man was sentenced in Manly Local Court for peering into a 13-year old girl’s bedroom window.

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Former Police Officer Faces Over 100 Sexual Charges

The 50-year old is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several women while he was a serving police officer.

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The Offence of Aggravated Unlawful Entry on Inclosed Lands in NSW

The penalties for unlawfully entering inclosed lands have been increased in order to deter mining protesters and animal rights activists.

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How Do I Tell My Family I’ve Been Charged With a Crime?

Your family can be a pillar of support through difficult times.

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Should Politicians Be Personally Liable for Acting Unlawfully?

The former sports minister could be personally liable for allocating $100 million of taxpayer funds without lawful authority.

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Good People Break Bad Laws: Rough Sleepers

People who can’t afford a place to live are being criminalised by default.

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The Great Aussie Shit Fight Over Toilet Paper

A man has been tasered and two women are facing court over toilet paper disputes.

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Harvey Weinstein Sentenced for Sexual Offences

The former Hollywood producer has been sentenced to 23 years behind bars.

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A Just Transition: An Interview With NSW Greens MLC Abigail Boyd

Any transition away from fossil fuels must be done in a way that is just for workers within the fossil fuel industry.

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China’s All-Pervasive Eyes of Surveillance in the Uyghur Homeland

“Every move is tracked by security cameras, all online activity is censored or monitored, and any expression of dissent is punished.”

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A Holistic Approach to Defending Women: An Interview With the LACW’s Elena Pappas

Tougher sentencing and stricter bail laws have contributed to the dramatic rise in women behind bars.

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Coronavirus: Peter Dutton Has Been Diagnosed

Quarantine on Xmas Island?

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Dutton’s New Laws Will Allow Governments to Access Your Data Across Borders

Peter Dutton is proposing new laws to make it easier for governments to access private data.

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COVID-19 May Trigger Use of Liberty-Restricting Laws

The government may use fears over coronavirus to further control citizens.

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Outrage as Morrison Continues Inaction on Violence Towards Women

The government has “chosen not to proceed” with expert recommendations for action against gendered violence “due to ‘competing priorities’”.

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