Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Recap – Articles May 23-29, 2022


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

Australia has spoken: green slides, independent triumphs and rejection of the far right

Australians have turned to independent and minority parties calling for climate action and a federal corruption watchdog.

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Exploitation of migrant workers set to increase

New rules that allow short-term visa holders to work an unlimited number of hours could lead to an increase in illegal exploitation.

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Dutton loses defamation case because tweet didn’t imply anything false

The appeals court found that a tweet stating that “Peter Dutton is a rape apologist” was not defamatory because his accusations were not false.

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NSW Police claim victory in war on drugs

Police have compared the nighttime raids in Sydney to “cutting the head off the snake”, but many see the war on drugs as futile and even counterproductive.

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Albanese could end the political prosecution of the coalition

The new prime minister says he will introduce whistleblower protections, but it’s unclear whether he will press for an end to charges against Collaery and McBride, and for Assange’s return.

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Losing politicians set to receive millions in ‘relocation’ payments

Taxpayers will foot the bill for ousted politicians to resume their “normal” lives.

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“The Most Culturally Diverse Federal Election Ever”: Interview with Kat Henaway of Politics in Color

The recent election marked a seismic shift in terms of who we want to represent.

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Bill Cosby faces multiple civil lawsuits for sexual assault

The former entertainer had his criminal convictions overturned but now faces multiple civil lawsuits from sexual assault plaintiffs.

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The Return of the Duttons: The Coalition Strikes Back with the Archconservative

Having an authoritarian leader as leader of the opposition will make it harder to pass laws that create accountability and restore freedoms.

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Uyghur County Has World’s Highest Jail Rate: Interview with AUTWA’s Ramila Chanisheff

China’s far eastern province of Xinjiang has the highest incarceration rate in the world, as Beijing imprisons large numbers of Uyghurs without due process.

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Albanese is back to business as usual, but progressives are waiting

With a new prime minister has come new hope, but many are disappointed by Albanese’s recent remarks about refugees and foreign aggression.

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Time to legalise: Australia demands cannabis law reform

The federal election saw a surge in votes for parties advocating the legalization of cannabis.

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Dictator Dutton’s Disdain for Democracy: Part 1, Building the Surveillance State

The man who wants to be our next prime minister has championed hundreds of rights-abusing laws during the Coalition’s nine-year rule.

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