Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Recap – Articles May 30 – June 5, 2022

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

The Biloela family will return to their community, but for how long?

The new government has kept its promise to send the Tamil family back to Queensland, but on temporary visas for now.

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NSW Police have the power to search for ex-drug offenders without a warrant

The powers further erode the principle that those who commit non-violent offenses should be allowed to move on with their lives once they have served their sentence.

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Collaery trial date set: Feds continue to prosecute whistleblowers

There are calls for our new Prime Minister to step in and stop the trial of the lawyer whose client exposed the government’s criminal wiretapping of the Timor-Leste cabinet.

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Albanese must clean up our country’s resident deportation regime

There are calls for our new Prime Minister to stop deporting New Zealanders who have made Australia their home for years, if not decades.

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Peter Dutton: a man of hypocrisy and double standards

The man who denied the Biloela family visas and ensured a blind, mentally ill refugee was detained for a decade while intervening to keep au pairs linked to a colleague and relative in Australia is trying now to “soften his image”.

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‘Frankly fed up’ with unfair drug driving laws, says Bernard Bradley of Legalize Cannabis

A person can be convicted of driving under the influence of drugs long after the effects of cannabis have worn off.

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Inmate Creativity: An Interview with Damien Linnane, Editor-in-Chief of Paper Chained Magazine

The magazine benefits both inmates and the wider community by serving as an outlet for expression and a tool for rehabilitation.

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Aboriginal tent embassy does not support vote referendum

“Let’s do a truth commission. Let’s start talking about repairs. And let’s start talking about the genocide and how Australia was colonized.

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False Sexual Assault Allegations Are Ruining Lives

A timely repost of our controversial 2018 article, following yesterday’s Depp v Heard judgment in the US.

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False Domestic Violence Complaints Are Ruining Lives

A timely repost of our article from 2017, following yesterday’s Depp v Heard judgment in the US.

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Canberra and Beijing jostle for security influence in the Pacific

As China gains dominance in the Pacific, our new government is working to repair the damage done by the Coalition to our relations in the region.

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Police commissioner under fire for vaccination warrants

The Queensland commissioner has admitted that he did not read all relevant documents before requiring officers to be vaccinated.

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Dunghutti activist Paul Silva calls on Albanese to ‘escalate’ deaths in custody

“It’s appalling that it’s going on… A lot of people aren’t even convicted of a crime – they’re out there on remand – and they’re still going home in a body bag.”

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‘Hi Dad!’ The star is granted parole and will be deported

Former actor Robert Hughes will be deported to the UK after serving his sentence for child sex offences.

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