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Paul Gregoire

Paul Gregoire is a Sydney-based journalist and writer. He has a focus on human rights issues, encroachments on civil liberties, drug law reform, gender diversity and First Nations rights. Prior to Sydney Criminal Lawyers®, he wrote for VICE and was the news editor at Sydney’s City Hub.

UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Enters Into Force: An Interview With Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope

by Paul Gregoire
Following the storming of the US Capitol Building on 6 January, members of congress called for measures to be taken to prevent outgoing president Donald Trump from launching a nuclear attack during his final days in office. Not only does...

NSW Government Refuses to Require Police to Hand Over Body Camera Footage

by Paul Gregoire
Just prior to the pilot rollout of police body-worn video (BWV) cameras in November 2015, then NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione remarked that the devices “will hold everyone to account for their actions, including police”. “A picture is worth a...

Morrison Government’s Refusal to Censure Trump Is Implicit Support

by Paul Gregoire
Heads of state around the globe condemned Trump last week, over inciting his supporters to attempt a coup at Capitol Hill. Germany’s Angela Merkel said he’d “prepared the atmosphere” for violence. While the UK’s Boris Johnson described his provocations as...

Why Are Former Long-Term Australian Residents Rioting Inside the Xmas Island Facility?

by Paul Gregoire
“This is no surprise what’s happened,” says Les Reilly in footage captured within Christmas Island immigration detention centre following last Saturday night’s riot. It was the second major incident to happen at the facility that week. Breaking out on the...

Michael McCormick: The Bigot You Have When the Real PM Isn’t Around

by Paul Gregoire
The image of a buffalo-horned and raccoon-skinned QAnon shaman, surrounded by “Make America Great Again”-capped, far-right insurrectionists, standing in the halls of the US Capitol building on 6 January stunned the globe. Raised on a constant media diet of “America...

West Papuan Provisional Government Formed, as Calls to Allow UN Access Increase

by Paul Gregoire
Independence leader Benny Wenda announced the formation of the Provisional Government of West Papua on 1 December 2020. The government-in-exile has declared Indonesia’s presence in its country an illegal occupation and asserted its right to rule over its own nation....

Jailing Is Failing: An Interview With the Justice Reform Initiative’s Dr Mindy Sotiri

by Paul Gregoire
With 12,707 adults incarcerated in the NSW prison system last September, this state continues to be the greatest incarcerator in the country. Although, NSW crime rates – especially those involving property – have been dropping since the 1970s, with this...

Mobilising Against the Invasion: An Interview With FISTT’s Tameeka Tighe

by Paul Gregoire
The 26 January this year marks 233 years since the first lot of British boat arrivals entered the waters of this continent and began to unleash a colonial project that involved the dispossession of First Nations people from their lands...

Free David Ridgeway: Footage Captures Police Assaulting Aboriginal Man

by Paul Gregoire
The camera phone is already capturing footage as the car containing the witnesses filming the 29 December incident pulls up at the corner of a small back street in the southwestern Sydney suburb of Airds, where police officers are wrestling...

Assange’s Momentary Reprieve Opens Way for More Torture and US Extradition on Appeal

by Paul Gregoire
For a brief moment, the globe was shocked that a UK court ruled against the extradition of Australian journalist Julian Assange to the US, where he would face an 18 count Virginia District Court indictment, carrying an accumulated maximum penalty...
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