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Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle practised as a criminal defence lawyer before moving on to specialist consultancy. He has written for several publications including The Guardian, VICE and The Conversation, covering a range of criminal justice-related topics.

Is a Strong Police Presence the Best Way to Deal with COVID-19?

by Jarryd Bartle
As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, questions are increasingly being asked about the use of police to ensure compliance both locally and abroad. Here is what we know about the use of police during times of public health...

Mental Health Laws Are Set to Change In NSW

by Jarryd Bartle
Key aspects of NSW forensic mental health laws are set to change in 2021 following the passage of the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Bill 2020 (NSW) last month. The changes will clarify principles involved in key forensic...

Alternatives to Calling the Police in New South Wales

by Jarryd Bartle & Ugur Nedim
The police killing of George Floyd in the United States has led to protests across the globe calling for changes to policing – including an end to police brutality and the targeting of certain groups, as well as better training....

Former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon: No Stranger to Controversy

by Jarryd Bartle & Ugur Nedim
Former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon AC is facing allegations of sexual harassment from six of his former associates, after a High Court Inquiry found the claims of the women to be substantiated. Mr Heydon, who sat on the High...

Government Forces Messaging Platforms to Surrender Information

by Jarryd Bartle
Social media has allowed us to connect with friends and family during these difficult and physically isolating times, but it has also given many of us a false sense of privacy and security when using platforms such as Facebook Messenger....

The Law on Observing, Filming and Distributing Intimate Images in NSW

by Jarryd Bartle & Ugur Nedim
Isolation can be lonely, so it’s only natural that many of us will be reaching out in intimate ways via text and video-calls whilst we are cooped up indoors. But ‘sexting’ in the time of COVID-19 comes with certain risks...

Judges Call For Oversight of Police Powers During COVID-19

by Jarryd Bartle
A number of prominent former Australian judges are calling for a bi-partisan parliamentary oversight committee to ensure adequate scrutiny of Australia’s COVID-19 response. A similar body has already been established in New Zealand, with many local legal scholars sounding the...

Ten Good News Stories About Coronavirus

by Jarryd Bartle
In a time of crisis our social feeds are filled bad news and apocalyptic predictions, which can play havoc on our mental health. This isn’t a time for naïve optimism, but scouring the latest news has turned up a couple...

Prison Inmates to Be Released Early to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

by Jarryd Bartle
The New South Wales government has just announced legal changes for the early release of some prison inmates in an attempt to minimise the spread of COVID-19 behind bars. Laws introduced in state parliament today will allow the Corrective Services...

What Does the Law Say About Self-Quarantining in NSW?

by Ugur Nedim & Jarryd Bartle
In an attempt to counter the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), several public health measures have been implemented across Australia, and New South Wales is no exception. These include directions that require self isolation in certain situations, the quarantining...
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