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Commonwealth Bank to be Criminally Prosecuted

by Amy Sarcevic
Last week, Australia’s largest bank, CBA, made headlines when it became the first major bank in the country to be charged with criminal offences after the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (the RC)....
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Justice for Mhelody: An Interview With Migrante Australia’s Lina Cabaero

by Paul Gregoire
Mhelody Polan Bruno died at around 10 am on 22 September at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. The death occurred after paramedics attended an apartment the morning before, where they stabilised her. The 25-year-old Filipina trans woman had been holidaying in...

Police Officer Reinstated After Failing Drug Test

by Paul Gregoire
In a decision that’s bound to have repercussions on workplace drug testing practices around the country, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (NSWIRC) has ruled that its initial decision to reinstate a NSW police officer dismissed over a positive drug test...

Mainstream Media Finally Stands Up!

by Amy Sarcevic & Ugur Nedim
After being targeted by the recent AFP press raids, journalists and media organisations are finally standing up against years of laws which – while passed under they guise of protecting against terrorism – are actually being used to silence critics...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 14 to 20 October 2019

In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: The Crime of Poisoning in New South Wales ‘Thalidomide babies’ are still waiting for justice nearly sixty years after one of Australia’s biggest ever medical...

Silencing Journalists Threatens Democracy: An Interview with Award-Winning Journalist Peter Greste

by Amy Sarcevic
Prior to the 9/11 terrorist attack, there was only one specific piece of anti-terrorism legislation in Australia – a local law in the Northern Territory. Now, there are a staggering 82, with five more currently being considered by parliaments. As...

Sydney Brothers Not Guilty of Manslaughter

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
By Ugur Nedim and Brooke Watson Our client is a 40 year old man from Greystanes in greater Western Sydney. He lived with his older brother and elderly mother until her death in September 2017. On 23 August 2017, our...

The Religious Right to Discriminate Bill: Morrison’s Holy Grail

by Paul Gregoire
In December 2017, as marriage equality was legalised, then treasurer Scott Morrison launched his religious privilege crusade. Ostensibly, it was to prevent religious discrimination, but in actuality, it marks a bid by the old order to uphold the right to...

Is It Illegal to Refuse a Strip Search in NSW?

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
In case you’ve been living under a rock over the last 12 months, the use of strip searches by New South Wales police has skyrocketed in recent years. NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge released figures last December showing that the...

Governments Criminalise Protest to Silence Dissent: An Interview With Dr Piero Moraro

by Paul Gregoire
The right to protest is under threat in this country, as government has been conducting an all-out assault on mobilising and assembling over recent years. And as this nation remains the only western democracy without a federal bill of rights,...
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