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Scrutinising Berejiklian’s COVID Response: An Interview With David Shoebridge

by Paul Gregoire
The temperament of this year’s COVID-19 lockdown is completely different to the 2020 episode. Last year, the entire nation, along with the globe, closed down for an extended period, with financial packages rolled out at the federal level. This year,...

Review to be Held Into Workplace Culture In NSW Parliament

by Sonia Hickey
A shake up is well underway in the halls of power around Australia, with the New South Wales Government announcing another workplace review and the Federal Government accepting the recommendations of the Foster Review. Former sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick...

Christian Porter Ordered to Pay Legal Costs

by Sonia Hickey
Despite withdrawing his defamation case against the ABC, Christian Porter could be forced to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs. The nation’s former chief law officer chose to withdrew his proceedings against the broadcaster and its journalist...

Morrison’s Mixed Messages About Anti-Lockdown Protests

by Paul Gregoire
  “What we saw in Sydney yesterday. Of course, it was selfish. It was also self-defeating. It achieves no purpose,” said prime minister Scott Morrison in response to a question about Sydney’s 24 July anti-lockdown protest. “It will not end...

Growing Discontent and the Politics of Lockdown

by Paul Gregoire
In this country, the supporters of the right side of politics don’t often take to the streets to protest. Most often, that’s the domain of the left. So, when around 7,000 Sydneysiders breached COVID-19 lockdown restrictions to march through the...

Sydney Brothers Charged Over Alleged Gangland Murder

by Sonia Hickey
Two brothers have been arrested and charged over the shooting of alleged senior member of the Hamzy drug trafficking and organised crime network, Mejid Hamzy, last year. 38-year old Ezzedine Omar is facing 17 charges, including murder, eight counts of...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 19 to 25 July 2021

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: I Live in An Affected Local Government Area: Can I Leave it to Work? The government has released a list of employment categories for which...

Police Establish Task Force to Track Down Protesters

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The response to yesterday’s protests in the Sydney CBD against COVID lockdowns has been fierce. A total of fifty seven people were arrested and charged with offences including failing to comply with a public health order and knowingly joining an...

Paris Prescribes Prison for the Unvaccinated

by Sonia Hickey
Draconian new legislation which is set to become law in France will all-but compel residents to obtained a vaccination for COVID. Under the legislation, which has been passed by both Houses of Parliament, those who enter a range of venues...

“There is Greater Need for an Australian Bill of Rights Now, More Than Ever,” Says Wilkie

by Paul Gregoire
The second wave of COVID-19 with its accompanying lockdowns is causing widespread confusion throughout the community. Restrictions on movement, association, and on our ability to continue with our regular lives are leading to questions about whether citizens’ rights are being...
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