Category: Terrorism Charges

The War on Journalism – How 9/11 Changed Everything


For more than two and a half decades, Peter Greste worked as a foreign correspondent in some of the world’s most volatile warzones. Born in Sydney, he left Australia in 1991 to pursue a career that saw him from report from frontlines in Bosnia, Latin America, South Africa and the Middle East. That all changed ...

Facial Recognition Glasses: Next on the NSW Police Wish List?


In recent years, police in New South Wales have been the beneficiaries of hundreds of laws which increase state control at the expense of legal safeguards and protections – from laws which broaden police powers of arrest, to those which allow officers to control peoples’movements and associations, to laws which permit them to detain suspects ...

Turnbull Refuses to Rebuke Colleague for Posting Anti-Muslim Videos


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Malcolm Turnbull continues to refuse to rebuke Liberal Senator Jim Molan for posting two propaganda videos by the extreme right-wing anti-Muslim ‘Britain First’ on his Facebook page. The videos purport to depict Muslim men committing acts of violence on religious or moral grounds, but the credibility of those claims has ...

NSW Police to Target Potential ‘Lone-Wolf’ Terrorists


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim A new unit of the NSW Police Force has been created which is ostensibly aimed at combating lone-wolf terrorism by closely monitoring ‘fixated persons’. NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has told the media that the unit will focus on the intersection between ‘radicalisation’, mental illness and lone-wolf attacks. However, ...

The World’s Biggest Terrorist was a Fascist


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim A strange anomaly has been occurring over recent years across social media platforms and political websites, which involves individuals claiming the Nazi party were socialists. Indeed, these pundits would have us believe Adolf Hitler was something of a Bolshevik. Nazi is a shortened version of the German term Nationalsozialistische, ...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers


Being charged with a criminal offence can be nerve-wracking. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter such as drug possession, drink driving or common assault, or accused of something as serious as commercial drug supply, complex ...

NT to Deploy Anti-Terrorist Police to Deal with Young People


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Last Friday, Northern Territory police announced it will be deploying the Territory Response Group (TRG) to patrol Darwin and Alice Springs over the Christmas period. The group is part of the Australian government’s National Counter Terrorism Task Force. The operation will involve deploying specialised police units, wearing camouflaged gear, ...

NSW Government’s Anti-Terrorism Hotline a “Dismal Failure”


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim A multi-million-dollar NSW government hotline which encourages the reporting of radicalisation and violent extremism, and provides advice and counselling, has been called a “dismal failure”. Despite costing millions to set up, NSW Minister for Counter Terrorism, David Elliot, says the ‘Step Together’ service has received “around 5 calls” so far ...

Terrorism Charges Expected Over Mosque Attacks


Three men are expected to be charged with terrorism offences over two alleged arson attacks on a Melbourne mosque late last year. The trio of suspects, aged 29, 27 and 25, allegedly started a fire at the Imam Ali Islamic Centre on 11 December 2016. Victoria police say the suspects will be charged with engaging ...

Sex Toy Mistaken for Bomb


Police raided a house in south west Sydney recently and found an object they suspected of being a bomb. But it wasn’t until a major police station had been evacuated, five police officers had been taken to hospital, and a man was arrested amid terrorism fears, that the small device was found to be nothing more ...