Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Recap – Articles August 8-14, 2022


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

The perception of the accused is crucial when assessing manslaughter on the basis of excessive self-defense

The appeal court reduced the defendant’s sentence because the trial judge did not take sufficient account of his state of mind.

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What is a parliamentary inquiry in New South Wales?

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Barilaro has appeared before a parliamentary inquiry into his controversial appointment as US trade commissioner.

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Israeli apartheid can now revoke Palestinian citizenship

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal to revoke the citizenship of “disloyal” Palestinians, whether or not it renders them stateless.

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Voice in Parliament could threaten First Nations sovereignty, warns Thorpe

The emphasis on enshrining an indigenous voice in the constitution can distract from more important issues.

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What is ‘corrupt conduct’ in New South Wales?

MP John Sidoti has been suspended from parliament and could face criminal charges after the ICAC discovered he had engaged in corruption.

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Calls for a Greyhound Racing Ban Continue: An Interview with CPG’s Fiona Chisholm

Six years after the New South Wales government overturned its ban on greyhound racing, systemic animal abuse continues to plague the industry.

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Criminal offenses related to suicide in Australia

Although it is no longer a crime to attempt suicide, it is an offense to counsel, incite, instruct, aid or abet suicide, or publish suicide-related materials.

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The former US president could face criminal charges

The FBI has raided Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, which could lead to criminal charges against him.

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Corrections officers strike over upgrade of charges against colleague

5,000 officers are on strike over a murder charge in the shooting death of an Aboriginal inmate.

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Stop waste to energy incinerators, demands Melinda Wilson of Western Sydney Direct Action

There is fierce opposition to proposals for an incinerator that would emit pollutants by burning 500,000 tonnes of waste each year.

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The government will keep its crimes secret, while continuing to prosecute whistleblowers

The Attorney General has made it clear that details of Australia’s illegal wiretapping of the Timor-Leste cabinet will not be released and those who expose the truth will be prosecuted.

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First Nations detention rate climbs, despite pandemic decline in total number of detainees

The number of Aboriginal inmates continues to increase despite a decline in the total number of inmates.

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Growing corruption is likely the end of the NSW coalition government

Multiple corruption scandals and ongoing infighting could lead to the resignation of the state coalition.

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