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Canberra Abandons West Papua at Jakarta War Talks: An Interview With AWPA’s Joe Collins

by Paul Gregoire
Foreign affairs minister Marise Payne and defence minister Peter Dutton set off last week on a “let’s get ready for war with China” diplomatic tour, with the first stop being Jakarta, where they met with their local Indonesian counterparts. The...

Berejiklian Abandons NSW as the Public Health Crisis Is About to Peak

by Paul Gregoire
At the end of the twelfth week of the Greater Sydney lockdown – a week that ended with the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases ever seen, as well as the release of a divisive roadmap to open up the...

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’...

“Moving Too Slow”: Bruce Shillingsworth on the COVID Response in First Nations Towns

by Paul Gregoire
Broken Hill-based Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Corporation wrote to the federal government in March 2020 to warn about the potential for COVID-19 to wreak havoc within First Nations communities in north western NSW and the need for emergency plans to...

Constitutional Challenge Launched Against WA’s Discriminatory Indefinite Detention Laws

by Paul Gregoire
The McGowan government passed legislation establishing a new high risk offenders regime in the state of Western Australia in June last year. The laws enable the WA Supreme Court to order inmates who’ve been convicted of a serious crime to...

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...

The COVID-19 Delta Variant Has Entered Vulnerable Immigration Facilities

by Paul Gregoire
According to Refugee Action Coalition spokesperson Ian Rintoul, seven Villawood Immigration Detention Centre detainees were placed in isolation over the weekend, after they’d been exposed to a guard who tested positive to COVID-19. The news emerging from inside the detention...

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...

Can I Be Refused Entry to a Premises if I am Unvaccinated?

by Ugur Nedim
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian recently announced that once 70% of residents in the state have both doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, certain ‘freedoms’ will be handed back to them– including travelling intrastate and attending restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals, gyms, sporting...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 6 to 12 September 2021

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Jarryd Hayne Faces Civil Proceedings for Sexual Assault The former football star’s victim is seeking compensation over the sexual assault. Click here to read the...
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