Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Recap – Articles September 5-11, 2022

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

Sentence overturned after lawyer pleads guilty on client’s behalf without instructions

The appeals court overturned the defendant’s guilty pleas after finding that his attorney had entered them against his client’s wishes.

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Adani v Dad: Mining giant continues Supreme Court case against Brisbane dad

Mining giant Adani is suing a Brisbane father for $17 million over his campaign against his mines.

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An Australian republic: the Morrison scandal sounds the death knell of the British crown

Morrison’s multiple cabinet scandal highlights the undemocratic nature of our current system, reigniting debate about transitioning to a republic.

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What are the penalties for choking another person without consent?

A man who put his hands around his Tinder date’s neck has been sent to jail.

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Surveillance state subsumes Sydney school

Pupils now use their biometric data to go to the toilet.

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Five years in Indonesian immigration limbo: Interview with Hazara refugee Karima Hakimi

Australia is not the only country to engage in the inhumane practice of locking up refugees for years.

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The law, defenses and penalties for dangerous driving causing death in New South Wales

A teenager has been charged in connection with a horrific collision in south-west Sydney on Tuesday night which killed five passengers aged between 14 and 16.

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Australian police continue to raid cannabis growers… Meanwhile in Thailand

As Australian police continue to raid cannabis farms, the plant is legal to grow in Thailand and available in a growing number of retail stores.

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F#*k the Greenslide: Albanese gets into bed with Dutton on national security

Our Prime Minister has made it clear that his government’s position on the erosion of civil liberties is consistent with that of his predecessor.

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State-captured Albanese ends climate wars with gas expansion

The Albanian government has shown once again that the big parties are birds of the same feather.

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Muay Thai: the combat sport that attracts foreign competitors to Thailand

SCL takes a first-hand look at the combat sport that is attracting ever-growing numbers of Australians to Thailand.

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What is a Queen’s Counsel, King’s Counsel and Senior Counsel in Australia?

Charles III’s accession to the throne saw a change of title for some of Australia’s most esteemed lawyers.

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