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NSW Justice Amendment Package Part 2: More Powers for Corrective Services and Sheriffs

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
It’s been another huge year in NSW parliament. The focus this time, however, wasn’t so much on rights eroding counterterrorism legislation, but the further stripping of civil liberties through last month’s enactment of the anti-protest Right to Farm Bill 2019....

Drug Policing Causes Most of the Harms: An Interview With Former Police Sergeant Greg Denham

by Paul Gregoire
Last August marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant music festivals of all time, Woodstock. The four day event involved the coming together of close to half a million people, and as is well-known, the hippies that...

What is Extortion?

by Ugur Nedim
The federal court recently delivered a judgment which found Centrelink’s ‘robodebt system’ to be unlawful, ordering the federal government to pay the legal costs of a social security recipient who challenged a debt notice that was issued to her in...

Landmark Victory for Police Corruption Whistleblower: An Interview With Rick Flori

by Paul Gregoire
The Queensland Court of Appeal ruled on 3 December that a 2010 letter that well-known police corruption whistleblower Rick Flori had written to the state oversight body now referred to as the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) was a valid...

Could NSW Police Officers Be Getting Off on Strip Searches?

by Paul Gregoire
It’s commonplace these days to hear the ever-increasing practice of strip searching the public likened to a form of state-sponsored sexual assault. And the thing with this sort of violation is perpetrators get off on it. State police watchdog the...

Officers Who Report Police Misconduct Must Be Protected, Court Rules

by Paul Gregoire
In late February 2010, the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) received a public interest disclosure letter relating to the conduct of two police officers that then Queensland police sergeant Rick Flori asserted had been involved in official misconduct. The letter...

Activists Imprisoned Over Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

by Paul Gregoire
Rising climate crisis awareness has been evidenced of late by the increasing numbers turning up on the streets demanding change. And it’s been fairly obvious from the start, that fossil-fuel addled politicians were going to respond with harsher penalties, rather...

Police Ordered to Pay for Endangering Domestic Violence Victim

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
In a win for domestic violence victims and others who have had their private information illegally accessed by police officers, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) has been ordered to pay compensation to Julie (not her real name), after an officer...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 2 to 8 December 2019

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Pregnant Mum Pleads Guilty to Multiple Fraud Offences The 32-year old mother-of-two kept a ‘to do list’ of the frauds she planned to commit each...

Iraqi Protesters Risk All for a Unified, Diverse and Secular State

by Paul Gregoire
Young Iraqi protesters have been taking to the streets in Baghdad since October. They’ve been demanding employment opportunities, an end to widespread economic disparity, adequate services and infrastructure, but further, a general overhaul of a corrupt governing system. The brutal...
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