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Legal Watchdog Cancels Outspoken Anti-Lockdown Lawyer’s Practising Certificate

by Paul Gregoire
Solicitor Serene Teffaha has been fighting against the government’s removal of civil liberties under the guise of COVID for some time, recently filing a class action lawsuit against Melbourne’s controversial public housing lockdown in an effort to stand up for...
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The Offence of Sexually Touching a Child Aged 10 to 16

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A 42-year old police sergeant has been charged with three counts of sexually touching a child aged 10 to 16, as well as two counts of indecent assault. The officer, who is attached to the North West Metropolitan Command, was...

As NZ Legalises Pill Testing Permanently, Australian MPs Watch the Death Toll Rise

by Paul Gregoire
New Zealand health minister Andrew Little announced on 9 April that the 12-month-long interim laws permitting legal pill testing at festivals will be made permanent prior to their expiration, as the services have been making a positive impact. Passed in...

How to Write a Character Reference for Court

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
When someone close to you is pleading guilty to a criminal or traffic charge, the magistrate is permitted to take into account his or her character. In fact, evidence of good character – as well as any steps taken to...

Federal Labor Commits to War Powers Inquiry: An Interview With AWPR’s Dr Alison Broinowski

by Paul Gregoire
The release of the Brereton report shocked the nation. The investigation uncovered alleged war crimes perpetrated by Australian SAS troops in Afghanistan, of which 39 were recommended for possible prosecution. The inquiry also exposed the “warrior culture” operating within special...

First Nations Deaths in Custody Must be Independently Investigated: An Interview With David Shoebridge

by Paul Gregoire
The 15th of April was a sombre day this year, as it marked 30 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down a set of comprehensive recommendations designed to bring a halt to Indigenous fatalities under...

George Floyd’s Killer Found Guilty of Murder

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
George Floyd’s death sparked global riots against police brutality and racial injustice. Now the police officer who knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes while he was handcuffed and on the ground has been found guilty. It’s an...

Holgate’s Demonisation Was Due to Her Resistance to Privatisation, Not Watches

by Paul Gregoire
Continuing their get-rich-quick-and-damn-the-future approach to governance, Morrison and Co have been considering selling off Australia Post. And it appears that the PM’s shaming of former CEO Christine Holgate over Cartier watches may have actually been about her resistance to privatisation....

Light Up This 420 as the Edifice of Global Cannabis Prohibition Continues to Crumble

by Paul Gregoire
Today, 20 April, is 420: a global day when cannabis legalisation advocates mobilise against the ongoing prohibition of the herb. Although, these days, the number of jurisdictions around the planet where this action still holds relevance is dwindling. Pot, weed,...

NSW Police Stations to Get Specialist Domestic Violence Workers

by Sonia Hickey
Specialists in domestic violence offences will be onsite at a handful of New South Wales Police Stations under a new trial, recommended by the Domestic Violence Death Review Team (DVDRT). This DVDRT is an expert group set up to examine...
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