Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles October 3-9, 2022

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

High Times in the land of smiles: some shots

The demonstrated benefits of cannabis legalization should cause our politicians to question their pursuit of the criminalization of the plant.

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Karen refugees from Myanmar spend decades in UN-run Thai camps as recent arrivals are turned away

The little-known indigenous ethnic minority has existed for decades under extremely difficult circumstances.

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Drug-driving suspect dies in police custody

The tragedy has raised concerns about whether the police are trained enough to deal with those at risk.

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Corruption will continue to be hidden, under proposed Federal Anti-Corruption Commission

The federal government’s proposal for an anti-corruption watchdog contains provisions for keeping proceedings secret.

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Judicial independence is more important than ever

Judges must take a stand against the erosion of fundamental democratic freedoms in our country.

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New South Wales Parliament to consider defense of medical cannabis against drug-driving

The law would prevent medical cannabis patients with minute traces in their system from being treated like criminals.

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New South Wales police officer charged with tampering with evidence to support false criminal charges

The officer claimed the man had threatened the police over the phone. The man was arrested, charged and spent 3 weeks in jail. Fortunately, the man recorded the conversation.

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The offense of knowingly providing false or misleading information to a Commonwealth entity

Rod Culleton has denied allegations that he made a false statement to the Australian Electoral Commission.

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The law in New South Wales: recording conversations

By popular demand: an overview of the law on the recording of private conversations, including an internal link to an article setting out the “protection of legitimate interests” exception.

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Completed Sentence, Seeking Return: An Interview with Deported ‘Prison Lawyer’ David McCulloch

David McCulloch is fighting to return to Australia after his visa was canceled due to false police claims about his work as a paralegal.

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Hands off Assange! US and UK citizens stand in solidarity with Truth-Teller

Thousands of people are expected to gather on Saturday October 8, 2022 to support the award-winning Australian journalist.

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Let’s legalize it: Senator Shoebridge talks about legislating legal cannabis nationwide

A law is being introduced in the Federal Parliament which, if passed, will legalize the possession of the plant for personal use.

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UN rules Australia’s climate inaction violates rights of Torres Strait Islanders

The UN says our nation’s inaction on climate has the greatest impact on our low-lying neighbors.

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Officer accused of fabricating evidence, but victim says cover-ups run deep

The officer is now accused of fabricating evidence to make false charges, but his victim, who spent weeks in police custody, explains how the system protects real criminals.

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On the Hindu burning grounds of Kathmandu, death is a common public affair

A fascinating, first-hand insight into the afterlife rituals of Hindus in Nepal.

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