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Australia Will Detain Citizens in Long-Term Isolation Without Charge, On the Say So of the US

The use of solitary confinement or isolation is controversial to say the least, as this method of punishing an inmate by detaining them alone in a cell is said to cause psychological harm. And when it comes to prolonged isolation,...
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“The Last Setter Colonial Project”: Gadigal-Sydney Won’t Stop Demanding Gaza Ceasefire

“I stand before you here as someone who has lost 70 members of the Zorob family since the start of the genocide and many others before,” local Palestinian man Mohamed Zorob told the 20th Palestine Action Group rally of Gaza...

The Offence of Assault Causing Death Whilst Intoxicated in NSW

A New South Wales man has been charged with assault causing death over the death of a security guard outside Royal Hotel at Sutherland in Sydney’s south.  The 30-year old security guard, who had moved from Saudi Arabia to Australia...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 19 to 25 February 2024

In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Criminal Offences of Blackmail and Extortion Across Australia Blackmail and extortion involve the exertion of undue pressure with a view to having another engage in...

Don Dale to Be Torn Down, But Australia Continues to Lag Behind on Youth Justice Reform

A new youth detention centre is only months away from opening in the Northern Territory, which means the State Government will finally tear down one of Australia’s toughest, most notorious youth facilities, Don Dale Detention Centre. Abuses of children and...

Assange Appeals for His Life, Global Press Freedoms and International Justice

Award-winning Australian Journalist Julian Assange was too sick to attend the most vital appeal of the US request to extradite him, which the UK has already greenlighted, and this was because the White House and 10 Downing Street have been...

The Marrickville Declaration Asserts Civil Society Resistance to AUKUS

Former PM Scott Morrison is the architect of AUKUS: a pact between Australia, the UK and the US involving exorbitant costs, increasing militarisation of the public sphere, the introduction of nuclear military technology and an ever-growing US military presence on...

“Zionism Is a Colonial Crime”: Interview with Jews Against the Occupation 48’s Laurie Izaks MacSween

The pro-Palestinian rallygoers of Gadigal-Sydney convened at Hyde Park North last Saturday, marking the city’s 19th Gaza ceasefire protest march, which have all seen a procession of tens of thousands marching in unison to call for an end to the...

Government Uses ‘Robodebt Tactics’ Over Hotel Quarantine Payments

The stories keep coming, of Australians being hounded for payments over hotel quarantine during the pandemic.  One Australian man, who had to make an emergency trip to Malaysia when his son was struck by lightning, and subsequently died, is now...

The Criminal Offence of Hindering an Investigation in NSW

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A New South Wales woman pleaded guilty to criminal charges following a vehicle collision at Yanco near Leeton in the Riverina region of New South Wales on 4 April 2023, which resulted in the death of a mother and her...
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