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Gambling Venues Fined for Giving Punters Free Alcohol

by Sonia Hickey
Woolworths-owned Australia Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALH) which owns a number of pubs around the country has been fined for giving gamblers free alcohol. Two of its hotels on the New South Wales North Coast have been ordered to pay...

Upholding the Rights of People Who Use Drugs Post-COVID

by Paul Gregoire
The onset of COVID-19 has drawn attention to many of the inequities that our social systems operate under. And the authoritarian response of governments to the pandemic has further highlighted some of the flawed assumptions that underpin the war on...

Complainant’s History of False Sexual Assault Allegations is Inadmissible, Court Rules

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
A recent decision in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal (NSWCCA) upheld a District Court decision not to allow evidence before a jury that suggests a woman has a history of making false sexual assault allegations, in a sexual assault...

Complainant’s History of False Sexual Assault Allegations is Inadmissible

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
In a recent decision, a five judge bench of the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal (NSWCCA) ruled that legislation which prevents criminal defence lawyers from asking questions to complainants in sexual assault cases about their sexual history extends...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 6 to 12 July 2020

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: What is a Good Behaviour Licence in New South Wales? Full licence holders who exceed their demerit point limit may elect to obtain a good...

Australia Gives the Nod to Israeli Expansion in Occupied Palestine

by Paul Gregoire
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated on 30 June that his country’s newly established coalition government will be pressing ahead with plans to annex up to 30 percent of the occupied West Bank, despite missing the original 1 July commencement...

Canadian Activists Hand Out Free Drugs to Highlight Overdose Crisis

by Paul Gregoire
Drug User Liberation Front members appeared at an intersection in the Canadian city of Vancouver on 24 June and handed out free clean cocaine and opiates to highlight the issue of rising overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result...

NSW Police Detectives Accused of Illegally Manufacturing Prohibited Drugs

by Paul Gregoire
Detectives from the NSW Drug Squad were raided early last week, according to News Corp. This was in relation to allegations that members of the squad had formed their own drug syndicate, which was manufacturing illicit substances to use to...

It’s High Time: An Interview With Legalise Cannabis Queensland’s Deb Lynch

by Paul Gregoire
The Turnbull government passed legislation in February 2016 that allowed for the establishment of a legal supply chain of cannabis medicines. This showed a willingness amongst the highest levels of authority in this country to publicly acknowledge that cannabis is...

Criminal Law Barristers Quit Legal Profession in Droves

by Sonia Hickey
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt far and wide across Australia, despite the fact that many businesses and industries are now open. One profession particularly hard hit has been – criminal law. At the start of...
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