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Missing and Murdered First Nations Women: Senator Dorinda Cox on the Parliamentary Inquiry

by Paul Gregoire
Greens Senator Dorinda Cox successfully moved a motion on 25 November to establish a government inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children. The Yamatji Noongar woman stated that there over 70 such cases nationwide...

Federal Politicians: Bogans, Boofheads, Bullies and Beers

by Sonia Hickey
The allegations made by Brittany Higgins about being sexually assaulted in parliament shocked the nation — including the Prime Minister himself, leading to calls for a investigation into the allegations as well as a broader inquiry into how a woman...

Calls to Reform Flat-Rate Fining Regimes That Paralyse the Poor

by Paul Gregoire
The COVID-19 penalty infringement regime that’s prevailed nationwide since the pandemic onset has brought into stark relief the disparities involved in the practice of imposing flat-rate financial penalties across the entire population regardless of socioeconomic circumstances. Hiking COVID infringement notices...

The Long Warned of Far-Right Threat Has Descended

by Paul Gregoire
The rise of the far-right has been of increasing concern across western liberal democracies over recent years. The election of Donald Trump, Brexit, and the spike in the right-wing vote throughout Europe have all indicated a drift towards authoritarianism, which...

Possessing, Disseminating and Producing Animal Cruelty Material to Become a Crime in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An amendment to the Crimes Act passed the state’s lower house last week, which proposes to criminalise the production, dissemination and possession of bestiality material, as well as animal torture material. If the laws pass the upper house, the maximum...

The Offence of Sexual Intercourse with a Child Under the Age of 10 Years in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Another former Catholic Brother has been sentenced to imprisonment for multiple child sexual offences. Systemic sexual abuse The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard accusations against thirty brothers from Kendall Grange Special School for Boys in...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 22 to 28 November 2021

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: The Offence of Providing False Documents or False or Misleading Information Relating to Non-Citizens Former Federal MP Craig Thompson is facing court once again, this...

PM Ignores Calls for a Federal ICAC, While Claiming to be a Champion of Freedom

by Paul Gregoire
“The people of NSW know that what was done to Gladys Berejiklian was an absolute disgrace,” Scott Morrison told parliament last Thursday. “The Australian people know that the former premier of NSW was done over by a bad process and...

‘Silenced No More’: New Laws Prohibit the Silencing of Sexual Harassment

by Sonia Hickey
California has introduced a new law designed to bring all types of workplace harassment ‘out of the shadows’. Laws were introduced in California in 2019 which prevented employers from making employees sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), also known as confidentiality agreements,...

Queensland Businesses Vow Not to Discriminate Against the Unvaccinated

by Sonia Hickey
The Open 4 Everyone Facebook group has been set up for Queensland businesses which refuse to discriminate against unvaccinated customers. The group has quickly accumulated nearly 40,000 members, as the sunshine State gears up to implement two sets of health...
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