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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.

A “Totalitarian Regime With a Sunny Climate”: McBride on Whistleblower Persecution

by Paul Gregoire
“I am appalled by what our country has become,” said former ADF lawyer David McBride. “I grew up in the shadow of the Second World War. I believed all that. And my disgust and anger to find that most of...

“They Say Accident, We Say Murder”: 474 First Nations Custodial Death 30 Years On

by Paul Gregoire
“This shows how our government facilities and systems will treat you if your skin colour is black,” declared Dunghutti activist Paul Silva at the 10 April Stop All Black Deaths in Custody Rally in Sydney. “They thrive on systematic racism...

NSW Police Rejected Three Opportunities to Take Statement on Porter Accusations

by Paul Gregoire
It was all very clear cut. Following former attorney general Christian Porter’s 3 March admission that he was the accussed in an historic rape claim, PM Scott Morrison said there would be no independent investigation, as the allegations were a...

Coalition Prosecutes Those Who Expose Corruption, While the Real Criminals Walk Free

by Paul Gregoire
As the prosecutions of prominent whistleblowers are slowly proceeding through the courts in Canberra, a growing number of citizens are questioning why this nation’s authorities persecute and penalise those who expose corruption, while the real criminals are permitted to walk...

Coroner’s Refusal of Inquest Into Child’s Death Is Motivated by Cannabis, Father Claims

by Paul Gregoire
Steve Peek had initially been reluctant to treat his daughter, Suli, with medicinal cannabis, in relation to the unidentified drug-resistant form of epilepsy she was suffering from, which caused constant seizures. Yet, as Suli continued to have adverse reactions to...

Latham’s Religious Freedoms Laws Entrench Discrimination: An Interview Greens MP Jenny Leong

by Paul Gregoire
A lot of people are scratching their heads this week over how it came to be that NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Religious Freedoms and Equality Bill 2020 went through the parliamentary review process and came out the other...

Manslaughter of Mhelody Bruno Exposes Institutional Bias in Criminal Justice System

by Paul Gregoire
The outcome of the trial of Rian Toyer – the former Royal Australian Air Force officer guilty of the manslaughter of Mhelody Bruno – has raised warranted questions around systemic bias within the Australian criminal justice system and the privilege...

Corrections Criminally Liable Over First Nations Custody Deaths, Says Former NSW Magistrate David Heilpern

by Paul Gregoire
The 15th of April marks 30 years since the Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its final report, which made 339 recommendations aimed at preventing First Nations custodial deaths. Most of these recommendations, however, have never been...

Federal Coalition’s Persistent Culture Wars Could Be Its Undoing

by Paul Gregoire
According to Institute of Public Affairs executive director John Roskam, Scott Morrison doesn’t go in for culture wars, as he’s too concerned with creating jobs. And, as the struggle to promote one ideology over all others fails to generate employment,...

NSW Police Arrest First Nations Teenager as She’s Having Panic Attack

by Paul Gregoire
Two First Nations teens were driving through Darlington on the night of 25 March, when one of them, Tarneisha Widders, started to have a panic attack. So, the pair pulled over on Vine Street in the inner city Sydney suburb,...
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