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Paul Gregoire

Paul Gregoire is a Sydney-based journalist and writer. He has a focus on social justice issues and encroachments upon civil liberties. Prior to Sydney Criminal Lawyers®, he wrote for VICE and was the news editor at Sydney’s City Hub. Paul is the winner of the 2021 NSW Council of Civil Liberties Award For Excellence In Civil Liberties Journalism.

Albanese Gets Back to Business as Usual, But the Progressives Await

by Paul Gregoire
This week has been marked by a sense of new hope. With the fall of Morrison, no longer does the nation have to listen to the patronising voice of a glib leader rolling out one-liners with no real meaning, whilst...

Time to Legalise: Australia Demands Cannabis Law Reform

by Paul Gregoire
At the time of writing, Pauline Hanson’s seat in the Senate is in question as the votes for the last Queensland upper house seat are still being counted and are too close to call, as Legalise Cannabis candidate Bernie Bradley...

Uyghur County Has Highest Prison Rate on Earth: Interview With AUTWA’s Ramila Chanisheff

by Paul Gregoire
Currently, Konasheher county in southern East Turkestan has the highest imprisonment rate in the world. One out of every 25 of its local Uyghur citizens is detained within the China-run prison system. Beijing, however, refers to the region as Shufu...

The Return of the Dutton: The Coalition Strikes Back With the Archconservative

by Paul Gregoire
With that other guy having stepped down as leader of the federal Liberals after losing the election, and other favoured members having fallen by the wayside during the vote, ultraconservative Peter Dutton is set to step into the role of...

“The Most Culturally Diverse Federal Election Ever”: Interview With Politics in Colour’s Kat Henaway

by Paul Gregoire
As Australians headed to the ballot box last Saturday, the BBC ran an article headlined, Why Is Australia’s Parliament so White? The piece pointed out that despite our nation being one of the most multicultural in the world, 96 percent of...

Albanese Could Bring an End to Coalition’s Political Prosecutions

by Paul Gregoire
The ongoing authoritarian creep witnessed under the Morrison government was ultimately rejected at the polling booths last weekend. Indeed, the shift away from both major parties has made it clear that the trajectory the nation was on isn’t the favoured...

Australia Has Spoken: Greenslides, Triumphant Independents and Far-Right Rejection

by Paul Gregoire
Whether Labor takes the majority or remains minority, the Australian public has broken the bipartisan line with the results of this election. The duopoly that has been the old white boys club shifting laws around to favour fossil fuel corporates...

Governments Benefit From Drug Prohibition to the Detriment of Public Health

by Paul Gregoire
In a similar manner to the way governments like ours in Australia, continue to ignore warnings about the climate crisis coming from scientists, politicians across the globe choose to disregard the overwhelming and mounting evidence that drug prohibition has been...

NSW Coalition Government Launches Yet Another ‘Tough on Crime’ Drive

by Paul Gregoire
With a state election looming, and the integrity of the Liberal Nationals under question nationwide, the Perrottet government, in conjunction with the NSW Police Force, has launched something of a tough on crime campaign aimed at garnering voter support and...

Greater Transparency in Defence Decision-Making: Interview With AWPR’s Dr Alison Broinowski

by Paul Gregoire
Current PM Scott Morrison dropped it on the nation last September that Australia had become a part of the AUKUS pact, with the US and the UK, and, as part of this China-focused defence alliance, our nation would be acquiring nuclear-powered...
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