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Berejiklian Illegally Shredded Documents Detailing Pork Barrelling, Report Finds

by Paul Gregoire
Berejiklian’s late 2020 pork barrelling-record shredding scandal continues to develop from strength to strength, as, on Friday, the NSW State Archives and Records (SARA) released its report into the Alleged Non-Compliant Disposal of Records Relating to the Stronger Communities Fund....

NSW Premier’s Office Acted Illegally, But Won’t be Prosecuted

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An investigation by the State Archives and Records Authority (the ‘SARA’) has found that the New South Wales Premier’s office broke the law when they shredded documents relating to $252 million in grants. However, there is no indication any charges...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 18 to 24 January 2021

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: What is a Control Order Under the Criminal Code Act 1995? A Sydney man who was released after serving prison time for terrorism offences has...

Did Donald Trump Incite the Capitol Hill Riots?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In the aftermath of riots on the Capitol Building earlier this month, as a result of which five people died, former US President Donald Trump has been impeached. Under the US Constitution, Congress has the authority to impeach and remove...

Australian Extremists Aren’t That Different to Capitol Hill Rioters

by Paul Gregoire
As the scope of the storming of Washington’s Capitol Building became clearer with further footage being released, along with a broadening of reports, many Australians remarked that there was no way that sort of scene could transpire in this country....

The PM Has Overseen the Mass Deportation of Kiwis

by Paul Gregoire
“Entry and stay in Australia by noncitizens is a privilege, not a right, and the Australian community expects that the Australian government can and should refuse entry to noncitizens, or cancel their visas, if they do not abide by Australian...

Have Social Media Companies Become Too Powerful?

by Sonia Hickey
It is perhaps no surprise that social media companies are being forced to rethink their content moderation policies after the permanent suspension of Donald Trump over allegations he incited his followers to riot at the United States Capitol Building earlier...

Classifying the Houthis Movement as a Terrorist Organisation Is a Disaster for Yemen

by Paul Gregoire
Although often ignored internationally, the worst humanitarian crisis unfolding on the globe right now is happening in Yemen. The ongoing war in the Middle Eastern country has left 3.65 million people internally displaced and 24 million – or 80 percent...

Is Fascism on the Rise?: A Conversation With USYD Historian Dr Marco Duranti

by Paul Gregoire
At the time of writing, Joe Biden was about to be inaugurated the 46th president of the United States. And tensions were on high in Washington and state capitals over concerns that supporters of outgoing head of state Donald Trump...

UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Enters Into Force: An Interview With Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope

by Paul Gregoire
Following the storming of the US Capitol Building on 6 January, members of congress called for measures to be taken to prevent outgoing president Donald Trump from launching a nuclear attack during his final days in office. Not only does...
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