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Pilger on Assange at the Sydney Extradition Rally

by Paul Gregoire
“When I first visited Julian in Belmarsh – not long after he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy – I was shocked by his appearance,” John Pilger told the crowd at the rally in Sydney’s CBD on Monday. “His...

Police Lack Consistency When it Comes to Prosecuting for Domestic Violence

by Sonia Hickey
Earlier this week at a memorial for Hannah Clarke – the woman who died from horrific burns only hours after her husband set fire to her car with their children inside – Commissioner Carroll praised the deceased woman’s bravery and...

Harvey Weinstein Guilty of Rape, Not Guilty of Predatory Sexual Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of sexual charges by a jury in New York. A jury found Mr Weistein guilty of forcing a sexual act on his former production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in July...

Private Criminal Prosecutions in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Police told 31-year old Dani* (not her real name) that there was a prima facie case against her former partner for threatening violence, which means there was enough evidence for a magistrate to convict him, but decided not to prosecute...

The Offence of Filming a Private Act Without Consent in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A truck driver has faced Downing Centre Local Court accused of using his mobile phone to film a naked woman while she was showering at the Sydney Morning Herald’s Sydney offices, and film a woman while she was showering. The...

Waanyi Nation Declares Its Independence to Run its Own Economy

by Paul Gregoire
Yet another Aboriginal Nation has declared independence from the Commonwealth of Australia. Fed up with the raw deal that its people have been subjected to since the colonial masters arrived on country back in the 1880s, the Waanyi Nation declared...

NSW Police Officer Remains on Force Despite Being Guilty of Sexual Touching

by Sonia Hickey
Sexual harassment remains rife within the New South Wales Police Force, despite the organisation’s stated commitment in 2019 to improve its culture. All talk but little action Despite its public statements, the New South Wales Police Force has allowed one...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 17 to 23 February 2020

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: ‘Sports Rorts’ Scandal: 43% of Grants Were Ineligible The sports grants program has been labelled a ‘virtual slush fund’ for the Coalition’s re-election efforts, overlooking...

More Than 80% of Strip Searches Turn Up Nothing

by Sonia Hickey
It is difficult not to be cynical about the New South Wales Government’s recent decision to shut down the Law Enforcement Corruption Commission’s (LECC) inquiry into strip searches, particularly in light of new statistics published this week that show that...

“A Potential Discrimination Act”: An Interview With Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby

by Paul Gregoire
Right now, transgender people in Japan are forced to undertake gender reassignment surgery in order to change the sex on their identity documents. And while some wish to, others don’t want to undergo the procedure, which entails sterilisation. In a...
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