Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from March 28 to April 3, 2022


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

New South Wales laws that regulate and criminalize protests

Successive governments have consistently passed laws making it increasingly difficult for citizens to protest without criminal prosecution.

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Reports of NSW government’s mismanagement of grants continue

More investigations are underway into taxpayer funds misallocated or not allocated at all where needed, while executives reap millions.

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Despite backlash, Blockade Australia successfully disrupts port botany as planned

The activist group continued its campaign despite criticism from mainstream media and politicians, arrests and imprisonment.

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NSW government jails opponents: Shoebridge on new anti-protest laws

The NSW Coalition’s ‘attack on the right to protest’ represents ‘an extreme overreach’ against a ‘fundamental freedom’.

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Criminal offenses relating to filicide in New South Wales

A child is killed by its parent in Australia almost every fortnight.

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‘Racism kills people’: Green Senator Mehreen Faruqi on an anti-racist Australia

[W]We have seen a rise in far-right extremism, with racism growing and normalizing.

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“Redrawing the Lines of Power”: Peace Activist Jacob Grech on Rising Global Tensions

“[T]he war in Ukraine… and the rhetoric about China is… [about] redrawing political allegiances, which actually means corporate allegiances.

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Former residents in immigration detention victims of state-sanctioned violence

Immigration guards routinely assault and dehumanize detainees.

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Former NRL player found not guilty of aggravated sexual assault

Charges were laid despite the complainant’s lack of memories and footage showing she initiated physical contact more than 60 times.

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‘The Slap’ – Would criminal charges have been filed if it happened in Australia?

Chris Rock refused to “press charges”, but in Australia the decision would have been entirely in the hands of the police.

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Islamophobia continues to rise, report says, even after Christchurch

The latest report on Islamophobia in Australia shows that anti-Muslim hate crimes remain widespread, long after the Christchurch massacre.

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NSW government effectively bans climate protests, under threat of imprisonment

New laws prescribe a maximum sentence of two years in prison for non-violent protests.

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