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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.

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...

Retired Judges Call for Federal ICAC, “Despite Recent Criticisms” From PM

by Paul Gregoire
Thirty one former Australian judges released an open letter on Monday addressed to the leaders of all major and minor parties running in this Saturday’s federal election, highlighting the urgency for a National Integrity Commission to be established. The ex-judicial officers...

Legislating Cannabis Legalisation: An Interview With Legalise Cannabis Candidate Gail Hester

by Paul Gregoire
When US Federal Bureau of Narcotics commissioner Harry Anslinger commenced his cannabis demonisation program in the 1930s, it was one of the most widely used medicines in Australia, with the first federal health director general having previously advised against any need...

“I Can Be a Bit of a Bulldozer”: Morrison Concedes Election Loss a Week Before Polling

by Paul Gregoire
“Australians know that I can be a bit of a bulldozer when it comes to issues, and I suspect you guys know that too,” Morrison told reporters on 13 May. “But, you know, over the last two years, that’s been pretty...

“Don’t Waste Your Vote on a Major Party”: The New Rallying Cry This Federal Election

by Paul Gregoire
Not so long ago, when the country paused to take the nationwide visit to the ballot box to vote on who might govern the country for the next term of parliament, an admission that one was voting for a minor...

Prioritising Truth-Telling and Treaty, Prior to Any Parliamentary Voice

by Paul Gregoire
Senator Lidia Thorpe has always supported the prioritisation of establishing treaty/treaties prior to any constitutional voice to parliament, and this is the position that the party she represents, the Australian Greens, adheres to as well. The 2017 Uluru Statement from...

Morrison Recommits to Legislating Discrimination Against Those Who Don’t Mirror Him

by Paul Gregoire
PM Scott Morrison last weekend recommitted to seeing the Religious Discrimination (RD) Bill passed if re-elected. He also underscored that the issue that stalled its passing this session – religious schools discriminating against LGBTQ people – will be separated from...
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