Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 9 to 15 May 2022

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

Biloela Family: Political Pawns in the Upcoming Federal Election

The Labor Leader has promised to return the family to their Queensland community, while the Deputy Prime Minister claims to be ‘in talks’ to do the same.

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New NSW Police Commissioner: All Talk, No Action

Karen Webb promised much but has delivered little to reform the culture of toxicity, unaccountability and lack of transparency within the force.

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Totality and Parity are Important Principles When It Comes to Sentencing Co-Offenders

The appeal court reduced an armed robber’s sentence as it was manifestly excessive considering the sentence given to his co-offender.

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Yuendumu Walpiri Elders Call for Indefinite Police Ceasefire: Karrinjarla Muwajarri

As policing of Aboriginal communities intensifies, elders are calling for police not to enter with guns and to let locals determine their own lives.

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ATO Investigates 40,000 Aussies Over Alleged Tax Fraud Scheme

The investigation is targeting those allegedly involved in a fraudulent scheme touted on social media as a ‘tax loophole’.

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The Majors Claims on Climate Action Are Lies, Time for Progressives to Take the Lead

“Our children and the unborn deserve a better inheritance than this dud deadlock of a cyclical duopoly.”

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Shoebridge on Delivering a Federal ICAC With Teeth Soon After Taking Senate

Some feel that voting for independents or minor party members is wasteful, but holding seats in parliament can lead to real change.

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The Extralegal Christmas Island Brutality Regime: Interview With Refugee Action Coalition’s Ian Rintoul

The Australian government has transferred several detainees from the mainland to an island notorious for its brutality and inhumanity.

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Minor Parties May Hold the Key to a Legalised and Regulated Cannabis Market

The Australian Greens have pledged to push for the nationwide legalisation of cannabis if they hold the balance of power in parliament.

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Will Alleged Australian War Crimes Be Criminally Prosecuted?

With the defamation trial underway, some are asking whether reports made by Australian soldiers of war crimes perpetrated by their colleagues will lead to criminal prosecutions.

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Prioritising Truth-Telling and Treaty, Prior to Any Parliamentary Voice

Acknowledging the past is an important step towards true reconciliation.

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Morrison Recommits to Legislating Discrimination Against Those Who Don’t Mirror Him

The PM has recommitted to enacting laws which legalise discrimination by people of faith against non-believers.

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