Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Recap – Articles October 10-16, 2022

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

Thailand uses efficient transport options, while control and increased income prevail in Australia’

While Thailand enjoys efficient transportation options, our governments and councils seem more concerned with maximizing revenue.

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US president overturns federal criminal convictions for cannabis possession

The president ordered the removal of previous federal convictions for possession of cannabis. Meanwhile. the plant continues to be criminalized here.

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Diplomacy is needed to prevent the possibility of a Third World War

There are fears that forming alliances and building tensions across multiple conflicts could lead to something none of us want to believe could ever happen.

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NSW Labor plans to revoke draconian anti-protest laws

Labor is considering revoking laws passed by the previous government that dramatically restricted the ‘right’ to protest in NSW.

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Failing to stop and assist after an impact causing injury, GBH or death in New South Wales

A teenager has been charged with six traffic offenses after a horror crash that allegedly killed a 12-year-old boy.

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Reduced sentence as judge failed to consider impact of COVID in prison

The appeals court has reduced a man’s sentence due to the impact of the COVID pandemic on his prison conditions.

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Privacy watchdog and media regulator launch investigations into Optus

Optus could face millions in fines if it is found to have failed to properly implement protections against data piracy.

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Victoria Police set to become less accountable than ever

The Victoria Police Accountability Project has significantly reduced its services due to a lack of funding.

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Beyond the Material: Capturing Thai Spirituality in Photos

Although there is a shift away from religious beliefs in many countries, religion and spirituality remain very much alive in Thailand.

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Labor says ‘F#*K Off, we’re full’ to medical evacuation refugees, after a decade of torture

Hopes for a more humane government were dashed by Labor telling Medevac refugees who lived in the community that they would never be welcome here.

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Children continue to be locked up with hardened adult criminals in Queensland

Children continue to be detained with “some of the most dangerous people in society… [adult] criminals” in high security police watch houses.

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Class action lawsuit against Ruby Princess begins in Federal Court

The lawsuit claims the owners of the cruise ship were negligent in allowing passengers infected with Covid-19 to disembark.

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Australia’s focus on punishment rather than youth diversion is counterproductive

Punitive measures may win votes, but prevention and diversion produce much better results when dealing with troubled youth.

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Parina Subba Limbu from Dristi Nepal on the rights of women who use drugs

The founder of Nepal’s first organization to help women who use drugs believes economic empowerment is the key to solving their problems.

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Dunghutti activist Paul Silva calls on wider NSW to protest recorded deaths in custody

There are calls for the wider community to join First Nations people in protest, after 2021 saw the highest number of Indigenous deaths in custody in decades.

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International Far-Right Monitor identifies Australian hate groups

The Monitor is scathing about “the history of far-right activism and white supremacy, often rooted in its colonial experience.”

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