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“The New Paternalism”: Professor Chelsea Bond on the Reworked Closing the Gap

by Paul Gregoire
The Morrison government released the reworked Closing the Gap on 30 July. Rebranded The National Agreement, the strategy has been broadened to encompass sixteen targets – rather the previous seven – and it also includes four new priority reform areas....

CovidSafe: Useful or Another Federal Government Bungle?

by Sonia Hickey
There has been a litany of problems with the Government’s app, leading many to question whether the millions of taxpayer dollars spent has been worth it. A litany of problems There were initially concerns about the collection and use of...

Exposing the Cost of NSW Police Misconduct: An Interview With David Shoebridge

by Paul Gregoire
NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge moved a motion in state parliament on 5 August, calling on the Department of Communities and Justice to release the figures relating to civil actions brought against the NSW Police Force over incidents of misconduct....

Maccas Sues Former CEO Over Alleged Sexual Relationships with Employees

by Sonia Hickey
Eyebrows were raised late last year when Maccas fired it’s United States CEO Steve Easterbrook for having a consensual sexual relationship with an employee, despite the fact it was in breach of the company’s policy. Now, the fast-food chain has...

COVID-19: The Inadvertent Champion of the Police State

by Paul Gregoire
The first wave of COVID-19 brought enhanced powers for the NSW Police Force. And with the provisions of the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) that came into play, along with their accompanying public health orders, officers responsible for keeping people...

Three Charged Over Alleged COVID-19 Superannuation Scam

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Three women from Queensland have been charged after allegedly attempting to access other people’s superannuation. Police allege the women submitted false claims to gain early access to other people’s superannuation, and charged them with a range of offences including: Conspiring...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 3 to 9 August 2020

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Police Officer Who Endangered Domestic Violence Victim Appeals Sentence The officer who received a suspended sentence after illegally accessing a police database and leaking the...

Dutton Vows to Punish Asylum Seekers, By Reopening Christmas Island

by Paul Gregoire
Dutton is yet again gunning to punish. And as the international borders are shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the home affairs minister hasn’t been able to wield his fist in the air of late, as he orders the deportation...

The State Government’s ‘Future Crime’ Regimes Significantly Increase Police Powers

by Paul Gregoire
March through to May 2016 was a bumper time for the NSW Police Force, as the Baird government gifted it with four new criminal law regimes that enhanced its powers to pre-emptively deal with any perceived future social order threats....

NSW Police Officers Charged with Sexually Assaulting and Filming Schoolgirl

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
They take an oath to uphold the law and protect the community; a community that pays over $3 billion every year in New South Wales alone for their service. But, there are dozens of examples of police officers who have...
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