Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles June 6-12, 2022


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

Australia: the libel capital of the world

Those who file defamation suits in the United States must prove a long list of facts. But the situation is very different here.

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Did the Depp v Heard lawsuit damage the #MeToo movement?

Some believe the publicity surrounding the case may be making the real victims more reluctant to come forward.

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A “parody”: a magistrate finalizes the case in three minutes without a prosecutor or reasons

The magistrate finalized the breached AVO case without a prosecutor or reasons for his decision.

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Pork Barreling breaks the rule of law

Some politicians argue that pumping public funds into contested electorates to win votes is perfectly legal, but the ICAC Forum concluded otherwise.

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Albanese must ensure the protection of human rights

There are calls for our new Prime Minister to put his words into action by urgently commissioning a review of national rights protections, with a view to implementing the recommendations.

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Former NSW Deputy Premier wins libel case

John Barilaro was awarded $715,000 plus court costs for videos accusing him of corruption.

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Police pull guns out of remote communities: Warlpiri elder Ned Jampijinpa Hargraves calls for ceasefire

Calls are being made for the Northern Territory Police to stop their heavy-handed tactics and give up their military-style weaponry.

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Despite His Roots, Albanese Neglects Public Housing: An Interview with APH’s Andrew Chuter

“Despite all the rhetoric from the new Prime Minister about growing up in social housing…he has no plans to extend that same support to people who need it today.”

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‘Poorly planned and underfunded’: Domestic violence payments hampered by bureaucracy

Payments promised by the former government to help victims escape abusive relationships have not materialized.

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Speakman’s modest drug reforms stalled, as Perrottet pauses on the inevitable

The NSW government ignored sensible recommendations from its own commission, fearing a backlash from voters.

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Thailand legalizes cannabis and distributes one million plants to citizens

The nation known for having some of the strictest drug laws on the planet recognizes the social and economic benefits of legalizing cannabis.

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The offense of criminal defamation in New South Wales

The recent civil cases of Depp, Barilaro, Roberts-Smith and Dutton are causing a stir. But in New South Wales, defamation can also be a crime.

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“Vexatious Proceedings” and “Vexatious Litigants” Laws in New South Wales

Former Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer’s case against his former business associates has been declared “vexatious.”

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The electorate has spoken: Albanians must work with progressives on climate

“Labour must listen to science and the climate constituency… [and] stop opening new coal and gas mines”.

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