Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Recap – Articles April 11-17, 2022

In case you missed any of them, here’s a look at last week’s articles:

The misconduct offense of a juror in New South Wales

Two men charged with sexual assault are facing a fourth trial due to juror misconduct.

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Vaccination mandates for teachers are illegal, says Human Rights Commission

The Queensland Human Rights Commission has argued that requiring school teachers to be vaccinated violates the state’s human rights law.

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New NSW Chief Justice releases updated Supreme Court COVID protocols

Chief Justice Andrew Bell has released new COVID protocols regarding the operation of the NSW Supreme Court.

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New South Wales police officer found guilty of serious misconduct for humiliating a child

The police officer repeatedly grabbed the First Nation boy’s nipple as five other officers stood there laughing.

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New surveillance laws will disproportionately target Australian Muslims

The government’s new “extraordinary” surveillance powers allow agencies to identify a “class of people” and ubiquitously monitor all of its members without a warrant.

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Are the police required to respect the highway code?

A police officer is facing court after allegedly driving at speeds of up to 230km/h and overtaking 77 vehicles to reach a bruised colleague.

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A Progressive Voice for Change: An Interview with the Greens for Page Kashmir Miller

The 22-year-old law student brings a progressive voice to politics that is at odds with current stock views.

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The Rise of Tibetan Independence: Interview with Sonam Tsering of the Tibetan Youth Congress

There is hope that Tibet will finally gain its independence, despite the rise of China.

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Perrottet’s protest crackdown won’t stop 78-year-old climate scientist

“I am morally obligated to act. If I were to take a step back and keep quiet about this…it would be, in my opinion, cowardice.

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The offense of giving false or misleading information in New South Wales

William Tyrrell’s adoptive mother has been charged with providing false or misleading information to the NSW Crime Commission.

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The ever-increasing authoritarianism of the NSW coalition government

The Coalition continues its quest to remove legal safeguards, suppress freedoms and silence dissent.

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Australia ransacked by Morrison: it’s time to hunt him down before he goes any further

The federal government’s record is one of contempt for the public and averting multiple crises.

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