Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles September 26 – October 2, 2022

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

How can I find a lawyer in New South Wales?

So you have been charged with an offense or served with papers introducing you to the legal process. And then ?

Click here to read the article

Millions at risk of identity theft due to data breach Optus

Current and former Optus users are warned that they are at risk of having their identities stolen.

Click here to read the article

Whistleblower faces jail for exposing Australian tax crimes

The former tax officer who reported acts of extortion against our most vulnerable, including Robodebt, faces criminal charges.

Click here to read the article

The offense of assault causing death in New South Wales: Section 25A Crimes Act 1900

A man has been charged with ‘one-punch assault’ after a local surfing champion died following an assault outside a pub at the weekend.

Click here to read the article

‘This is not a bluff’: Nuclear war draws closer as Putin threats escalate

The world is shaken by the threat of the Russian president to use “all the weapon systems at our disposal”.

Click here to read the article

A class action could be launched against Optus for data breach

The business that marks itself on the word “yes” says no to customers who ask for help. But collective action could change that.

Click here to read the article

Wilkie calls for an end to punishment for child detention in Tasmania

Independent MP calls for end to persecution of woman who spoke out against child sexual abuse in detention.

Click here to read the article

Courts Cannot Consider Agreed Facts About Co-Defendants When Sentencing

The court allowed the defendant’s appeal on the grounds that the judge had wrongly relied on facts which he had not accepted.

Click here to read the article

Allegiance to the people, not the king: Sandy Biar of the Australian Republic Movement on breaking ties

“The idea that a role as important as Australian head of state could be restricted to one family and not even one Australian family, that should be of concern to all Australians.”

Click here to read the article

Elephant rescue: an interview with Mr Kid of the Thai Elephant Alliance

A first-hand look at Thailand’s efforts to protect its elephants – gentle giants abused and subdued for the “pleasure” of tourists.

Click here to read the article

Peter Dutton drops libel case against refugee advocate

The coalition leader will no longer appeal a ruling that found calling him a “rape apologist” was not defamatory.

Click here to read the article

Employers have a responsibility to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

New laws will impose a legal obligation on employers to take proactive measures to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Click here to read the article

What is the age of sexual consent in New South Wales?

The age at which a person can legally consent to sexual activity is not as straightforward as some might think.

Click here to read the article

E-scooters are unlikely to be legal on NSW roads anytime soon

Two Sydney councils have pulled out of a trial that could have led to electric scooters being legalized on NSW roads.

Click here to read the article

Bipartisan cover-up of Timor-Leste wiretapping continues, as Dreyfus pursues court cuts

The current Federal Attorney General is doing everything he can to suppress information about Australian criminal wiretapping from the Timor-Leste cabinet.

Click here to read the article

Unrestricted and alive: life on the streets of Thailand in pictures

Walking the free and bustling streets of Thailand has opened the eyes of many visiting Australians to the control and barrenness of our nation.

Click here to read the article

Climate Defender’s mental health claim succeeds in court

The magistrate dismissed the criminal charges of a climate activist after finding the impact of witnessing catastrophic flooding contributed to their ‘crime’ of protesting.

Click here to read the article

If you are going to court for a criminal or traffic matter, call us anytime on (02) 9261 8881 to arrange a free initial conference with an experienced criminal solicitor in Parramatta, Sydney CBD, Liverpool, Penrith, Bankstown, Chatswood, Wollongong, Newcastle or Sutherland.

Amanda J. Marsh