Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Recap – Articles September 19-25, 2022

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

What is the difference between civil law and criminal law?

Civil law involves disputes between parties, while criminal law involves lawsuits brought by or on behalf of the state.

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Australian study confirms link between domestic violence and sexual offenses

A Griffith University study found that young men exposed to violence in the home are significantly more likely to commit sexual offences.

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Queensland Police Commissioner under fire for failing to implement reforms

The Queensland Police Service has seen little change despite assurances from Commissioner Carroll when he was appointed more than two years ago.

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Drunk driver’s conviction was overturned as police failed to follow rules

Police continued to pursue a suspected drunk driver, despite failing to follow testing rules.

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When do double demerit points apply in New South Wales?

Double demerits apply for speeding, cell phone, seatbelt and helmet violations from midnight tonight until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

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Abolish the monarchy: FISTT’s Lynda-June Coe on the British crown protest

The outpouring of grief over the Queen’s death drowned out the fact that she ruled an empire of dispossession, cruelty and oppression.

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The Muslim Quarter, Mae Sot: photographic essay

A fascinating visual insight into the life of the little-known Muslim population in the far west of Thailand.

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Is it time for Australia to sever its legal ties with the British monarchy?

Today we mourn the death of the Queen, but it could also be a day when we hope to finally break the legal shackles of the British imperialist monarchy.

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The offense of aggravated sexual intercourse with a child between 14 and 16 in New South Wales

The 45-year-old owner of Sydney wellness business ‘Smart Cleanse’ is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy four times in 24 hours.

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‘No body, no parole’ laws could be introduced in NSW

Proposed laws follow Chris Dawson’s murder conviction – but what about those wrongfully convicted?

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Damning Evidence Regarding Killer Cop Mounts During Custody Death Inquest

Lawyers for a police officer acquitted in the murder of an Indigenous teenager are objecting to the overwhelming evidence being presented at the long-awaited inquest.

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Senator Faruqi to File Racial Complaints Against Pauline Hanson: Listen, Listen!

It is time for Pauline Hanson to be brought to account on her platform of racism and hate.

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Thailand’s cannabis industry takes off in a blurry legal gray area

The cannabis industry is booming in Thailand, although the main law authorizing it has yet to be passed. Meanwhile, in Australia…

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Offenders should be sent to prison as punishment, not to be punished

The Norwegian experience suggests that providing support systems to prisoners and treating them with respect helps to reduce recidivism.

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Australians call for end to criminal prosecution of whistleblowers

“When it’s a crime to report a crime, you know you’re ruled by criminals.”

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Albanese has no problem with UK and US crucifying Assange

Our Prime Minister spoke before he was elected, but like all previous Australian leaders, he left the truth-telling to the wolves.

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The secret is lifted, but the government continues its punitive lawsuit against Richard Boyle

The government failed to suppress the hearing into the ATO’s unlawful conduct, but continues to pursue the brave truth-teller who brought it to public attention.

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