Blog Articles

Sydney Police Officer Charged with Neglecting his Duty


A leading senior constable based at St George Local Area Command has been charged with four counts of neglecting his duties after failing to act on a complaint against a sexual offender who allegedly went on to sexually assault a seven year old girl at Kogarah Dance Studio last year. The man, 55-year old Anthony …

Sail For Justice: An Interview With the Manus Freedom Flotilla’s Izzy Brown


The Manus Freedom Flotilla is about to set sail from the lands of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation and take a two and a half month journey to Manus Island with the aim of drawing global attention the 500-odd asylum seekers and refugees the government is still holding there. The flotilla will …

Driver Accumulates 28 Demerit Points in Road Blitz


A driver on the New South Wales Central Coast has accumulated 28 demerit points and fined $1348 after being pulled over by Police for using her phone while driving. A mother, she had all three children in the car’s back seat, but Police noticed that while the kids were in child restraint seats, two of …

Civil Disobedience Required: An Interview With Extinction Rebellion’s Miriam Robinson


Hundreds of police officers from other forces were called in last week to back up London’s Metropolitan police, as it tried to clear climate change protests from parts of the city that had successfully brought those areas to a standstill. The Extinction Rebellion protests began blocking major thoroughfares throughout London on 15 April. And despite …

Commit a Crime While on a Visa, and You’ll Face Deportation


A South Australian man dubbed the ‘pig shed rapist’, who was found guilty of luring a backpacker to his hobby farm, chaining her up and repeatedly sexually assaulting her over a period of two days, and faces deportation after serving time for the crime. Mr Bristow was found guilty of one count of aggravated kidnapping, …

Lest We Forget the Futility of Gallipoli


Today, Australia collectively pauses to remember those who died in battle on foreign shores. It’s a day when the legend of the Anzac is celebrated. And as journalist Scott McIntyre and presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied recently found, it’s a day that can’t be questioned. The Anzac legend was birthed out of Australian and New Zealand troops’ …

The Frontier Wars: The First Defence of Country


This Thursday, 25 April, marks the ninth anniversary of the annual Frontier Wars March in Canberra. This parade is a commemoration of First Nations resistance to the British invasion of the continent that began in 1788 and continued on in some areas until as late as 1934. These conflicts were written out of local history …

More Police Does Not Lead to Less Crime


New research undertaken by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has added weight to the argument that increasing the number of police officers does not lead to a reduction in crime. The study BOCSAR researched the impact of extra police on rates of crime and arrests, by comparing the increase in the …

The Offence of Jaywalking in New South Wales


Ever wondered when and where you are permitted to cross a public road in New South Wales? Or what might happen if you cross the road unlawfully? Well here’s an summary of the main rules: You can only start crossing a road at a pedestrian light if the ‘man’ is green, You can only start …

Facebook Under Fire Over Fake News About Upcoming Federal Election


The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is reported to have asked Facebook to remove four items of unauthorised election content from the social media platform in the lead up to the 18 May federal election. The AEC, in partnership with ASIO and the Australian Signals Directorate, is said to be ramping up efforts to prevent the …