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“Exacerbated by Global Heating”: An Interview With NSW Firefighter Jim Casey

by Paul Gregoire
The current bushfire crisis has so far destroyed over 10 million hectares. Unprecedented in its scope, it’s also taken the lives of 32 people – including 12 firefighters – while over a billion animals have perished in the flames. And...

Winner of Sydney Criminal Lawyers Criminal Law Scholarship Announced

by Sonia Hickey
In 2019, Sydney Criminal Lawyers set up a scholarship for law students in New South Wales and the ACT who are passionate about pursuing a career in criminal law, with the aim of providing financial assistance and support to help...

Too Little, Too Late? Morrison Will Mourn Bushfire Victims

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The year 2019 will be forever remembered as the year Australia burned. In the worst fire season for many years, fires have torn across the country for several months. Climate change debates have raged, and fingers pointed at our leaders...

The Inhumanity of Australia’s New Offshore Detention Centre

by Paul Gregoire
Papua New Guinea authorities arrested 52 offshore detainees previously held on Manus Island in August last year and incarcerated them in the purpose-built Bomana immigration centre. The facility is part of a large prison complex that goes by the same...

Catholic Church Continues to Silence Alleged Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Catholic priest from the Lismore diocese in Northern New South Wales is fighting the church over sexual abuse he allegedly suffered as a 12-year old altar boy. First case of a priest suing the Catholic Church The case is...

“Australia Day No Longer Exists”: An Interview With Gomeroi Activist Gwenda Stanley

by Paul Gregoire
The inner west bus ride heading into Sydney’s CBD on 26 January spoke of one thing, First Nations resistance. There were numerous passengers seated inside the vehicle wearing shirts emblazoned with the Aboriginal flag, and this was both Indigenous people...

Which Crimes Are Most Frequently Detected in Australia?

by Jarryd Bartle & Ugur Nedim
The common populist phrase ‘if you do the crime, you should do the time’ suggests that those who commit criminal offences should be caught and prosecuted – regardless of how trivial or outdated the offence may be, or how futile...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 20 to 26 January 2020

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: I’ve Received a Fine in NSW, What Happens Now? How to check whether you have a fine, how to challenge it and what happens if...

Recent Events Highlight the Need for a Bill of Rights in Australia

by Paul Gregoire
The need for legislation that protects citizens’ basic freedoms at the national level is an ongoing concern for the politically-minded, as at present, Australia is something of an anomaly on the global stage, being the only western democracy without some...

One-Third of People in Prison Have Not Been Found Guilty

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The most recent figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that the nation’s prison population now officially stands at 43,028 inmates; a figure that is less than it was the previous year, albeit by just one percent. However,...
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