Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Recap – Articles July 25-31, 2022

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

Class action lawsuit launched against police for unlawful strip searches

A class action lawsuit has been launched against NSW Police over unlawful strip searches of young people.

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New bail law requiring detention on guilty plea is unenforceable

The law requires a court to deny bail if a person who pleads guilty “will” be sent to jail, but this cannot be known until the sentencing process.

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Law firm ends relationship with Catholic Church

A Melbourne-based law firm that has represented the Church for 50 years says it will no longer do so.

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Former NSW Deputy Premier is being investigated over a fight with a cameraman

John Barilaro is being investigated for an overnight altercation with a cameraman.

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Albanese’s backdoor diplomacy could spell Assange’s death knell

Recently obtained documents suggest that our Prime Minister is negotiating for Assange to be sent to the United States and not be repatriated to Australia until he has served his sentence.

But the award-winning journalist might not survive the ordeal.

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“Changing the national debate”: Senator David Shoebridge on the Greens’ agenda

A robust federal ICAC, whistleblower protections and youth detention reform are on the agenda.

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UN Prisons Inspection Corps to visit Australia as nation stumbles over OPCAT

The body will visit for the first time to determine whether our prisons comply with human rights requirements.

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Sex work as work is a feminist issue, says rights activist Julie Bates AO

The pioneering advocate for sex workers’ rights explains why it’s so important to support further reform.

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The sun quietly set on the intervention of the NT, or did it?

Neocolonial policies of welfare quarantines, land acquisition, alcohol bans, and excessive police surveillance in Indigenous communities have officially ended, but many rules still apply.

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Attorney General to Reinstate Human Rights Commission After Coalition Tears It Down

New Federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has introduced laws to ensure appointments are “merit-based and transparent”, after years of Coalition cronyism.

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Sydney teenagers charged with murder

The fatal stab wound is believed to stem from an argument over a girl.

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As NYC warns residents to prepare, nuclear war is closer than ever

As the West ponders what to do about Ukraine, Putin warned that “anyone who…interferes from the outside…will suffer worse consequences than anything you have suffered in the story”.

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