Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles April 18-24, 2022

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

The impact on dependents is relevant when determining the sentence for Commonwealth crimes

The appeals court concluded that the impact on the family must be considered when determining sentencing for federal crimes such as Social Security and tax offenses.

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Police accused of protecting politicians

Senior Victoria Police officers are accused of blocking the arrest of members of Andrews’ government for the ‘Red Shirt Rort’.

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High Court delays Collaery decision as government demands more secrecy

The government is determined to prevent the public from knowing about the prosecution of the whistleblower lawyer who exposed Australia’s criminal wiretapping of the Timor-Leste cabinet.

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NSW police keep their jobs despite domestic violence convictions

Dozens of officers have been charged with domestic violence offenses and many have been allowed to keep their jobs despite being found guilty.

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ASIO depoliticizes its far-right surveillance targets, but continues its Islamophobia

The intelligence agency continues to demonize an entire religion while neglecting to do the same for far-right extremism.

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When can police ‘warn’ a youngster in NSW?

The mother of a teenage girl who was the victim of a savage attack by a group of teenagers that lasted 5 days in hospital is disappointed that the attackers were ‘warned’ rather than charged.

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The climate revolution now: an interview with Karin Xuereb of Scientist Rebellion

Scientists are taking to the streets to raise awareness of the urgent need to protect our planet.

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The offense of breaching a leave or restraining order in a New South Wales court

The Chief Magistrate of the NSW Local Court has issued new orders regarding who can enter a courtroom and what must be done upon entry.

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Jailed for climate advocacy: an interview with Blockade Australia’s Max Curmi

While many avoid jail time for violent crimes, one activist has been jailed for climbing a crane to protest climate inaction.

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‘Extraordinary wave of extreme punishment’ as coalition crushes dissent

Courts are sentencing climate activists to jail terms under draconian new anti-protest laws introduced by the Coalition.

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Libel trial hears evidence of atrocities committed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan

Newspapers rely on defense of truth in libel case brought by Ben Roberts Smith.

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Campaign 2022: Which major can we trust to treat refugees with the most cruelty?

Morrison and Albanese sought to outdo each other in terms of cruelty to those fleeing war and persecution.

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Coalition tries to take over Warringah using extreme anti-trans bigotry

The Liberal party has placed a vocal anti-transgender candidate in a key seat in a bid to defeat independent Zali Steggall.

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