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Sonia Hickey

Sonia Hickey is a freelance writer, magazine journalist and owner of 'Woman with Words'. She has a strong interest in social justice, and is a member of the Sydney Criminal Lawyers® content team.

Should Businesses Be Forced to Police Covid Orders?

by Sonia Hickey
With Greater Sydney set to open up in the coming weeks, the NSW Government proposes to introduce a ‘vaccine passport’ which will enable entry into a range of venues including restaurants, bars and sporting events for the vaccinated, and leave...

Christian Porter Pressured to Reveal Who Paid his Legal Costs

by Sonia Hickey
Pressure mounts for the nation’s former chief law officer, Christian Porter, to reveal information about the ‘blind trust’ used to pay his legal fees. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is seeking legal advice on how to handle the fact...

What Are the Criteria for Obtaining a COVID-19 Medical Exemption in NSW?

by Sonia Hickey
New South Wales doctors have had their hands tied by the medical regulators and governments when it comes to granting exemptions for Covid-19 Vaccines. Despite the avalanche of people applying for vaccination exemptions to enable them to enjoy the ‘freedoms’...

NSW Government Cashes in on COVID-19 Fines

by Sonia Hickey
New South Wales police officers have issued a whopping 22,000 fines, or nearly 1000 fines every day, since the launch of Operation Stay at Home in mid-August 2021, when the entire state was put into lockdown. Figures released this week...

Businesses Vow Not to Discriminate Against the Unvaccinated

by Sonia Hickey
Employers posting ‘jobs without the need for a jab’ and businesses making it clear that unvaccinated people are welcome to shop, exercise, drink and eat at their premises are finding a voice on social media. As New South Wales prepares...

Sick Baby Trapped by Cruel Border Bureaucracy

by Sonia Hickey
The Queensland Government hit a new low this week, refusing to let a family with a sick child drive home from Sydney to quarantine at their isolated rural property, 250 kilometres west of Brisbane. Jessie Evans, her partner Billy Blacker,...

Teflon Gladys: Less Accountable Than Ever

by Sonia Hickey
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced an abrupt end to her daily 11am appearances before the press to provide the state with Covid-19 updates, and present her roadmap out of lockdowns. Ms Berejiklian says that from now on, relevant coronavirus information...

Will COVID Passports Be Yet Another Expensive Government Failure?

by Sonia Hickey
As the NSW Government ramps up its plans to incorporate “Covid vaccination status’ into the QR check in via the Services NSW app, security experts have found major security flaws in the Federal Government vaccination certificates, which potentially puts the...

‘Health Authoritarianism’: NSW Health Confiscates Parcels Sent to Social Housing Residents

by Sonia Hickey
Residents in Mission Australia’s Common Ground Facility in Camperdown are having care parcels that they’ve been sent from families and friends opened, searched, and items confiscated. The residential tower was placed into lockdown earlier this month after four residents tested...

Police Officer Challenges Government’s Vaccination Policy

by Sonia Hickey
A New South Wales Police officer is taking legal action against the state Health Minister Brad Hazzard over the COVID-19 injection, which for many is for all intents and purposes mandatory if they wish to work and lead semi-normal lives....
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