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Australia Must Take Action Against Alleged War Criminals

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Only days after the release of the Brereton Report into alleged war crimes committed by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan, a sickening photo has emerged of an Australian soldier drinking from a prosthetic leg, believed to have come from a...

Former Journalist Charged with Terrorism Offences

by Sonia Hickey
A former journalist has been arrested and charged with planning a terrorist attack in Bundaberg, Queensland. James Waugh worked for local newspapers in the Canberra region and, in 2018, had access to the Federal Press Gallery at Parliament House. It’s...

Another Data Breach Raises Concerns About the Safety of Personal Information

by Sonia Hickey
NSW Transport has yet to inform more than 50,000 Australian driver licence holders that their personal data was uploaded and left exposed in open cloud storage. The licences were discovered last week by a Ukranian security consultant who stumbled across...

Sydney Man Sent to Prison for Child Sexual Offences

by Sonia Hickey
“Police don’t have the tools or the power to catch people like me,” Kurtis Whaley boasted to a friend of one of his victims shortly before he was arrested at Sydney Airport in February 2019. In January 2020, the 24-year...

Google to Pay Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Australian Tax

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Hot on the heels of news published earlier this month that multi-nationals are still paying little to no tax here in Australia, one of the world’s most well-known corporate juggernauts has announced it has reached a settlement with the ATO...

Investigation Into Alleged War Crimes by Australian Soldiers Commences

by Ugur Nedim
The recent AFP raids were conducted as a result of a complaint by the Department of Defence about the leaking of documents which contain harrowing accounts of alleged war crimes perpetrated against civilians by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. The former...

What are the Penalties for Tax Fraud in Australia?

by Ugur Nedim
A sister and brother have been ordered to pay a total of more than $2.3 million in taxes, administrative costs and interest after a court found that ‘thou shall not pay tax’ is not only absent from the Bible, but...

NSW Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sharing Arrested Woman’s Intimate Images

by Ugur Nedim
A former NSW police officer will be sentenced next month after admitting that he illegally shared the intimate images of a woman he arrested. The incident 29-year old Steven Albee was a senior constable with the NSW Police Force stationed...

Police Officer Charged With Hacking After Leaking Address of Victim

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
The Queensland Police officer who was found to have unlawfully accessed a police database and leaked a domestic violence victim’s details to his friend, the woman’s abusive former partner, has been charged with multiple criminal offences. An internal police investigation...

Food Contamination Laws to be Strengthened

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
The federal government is proposing to increase the maximum prison term for anyone found guilty of contaminating food from 10 to 15 years. It is also seeking to broaden the scope of existing laws, in order to make it easier...
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