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A “Totalitarian Regime With a Sunny Climate”: McBride on Whistleblower Persecution

by Paul Gregoire
“I am appalled by what our country has become,” said former ADF lawyer David McBride. “I grew up in the shadow of the Second World War. I believed all that. And my disgust and anger to find that most of...

Latham’s Religious Freedoms Laws Entrench Discrimination: An Interview Greens MP Jenny Leong

by Paul Gregoire
A lot of people are scratching their heads this week over how it came to be that NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Religious Freedoms and Equality Bill 2020 went through the parliamentary review process and came out the other...

Corrections Criminally Liable Over First Nations Custody Deaths, Says Former NSW Magistrate David Heilpern

by Paul Gregoire
The 15th of April marks 30 years since the Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its final report, which made 339 recommendations aimed at preventing First Nations custodial deaths. Most of these recommendations, however, have never been...

Australia Suffering Biggest Impacts: An Interview With Climate Scientist Dr Andrew King

by Paul Gregoire
As the last blazes of the 2019-20 bushfire season were still ravaging the south east of this country, a group of over 200 Australian scientists presented an open letter to the federal government calling for urgent action on climate. While...

“We Need the People Behind Us”: Elizabeth Jarrett on the Sydney Black Custody Deaths Rally

by Paul Gregoire
Tens of thousands of people got out on the Sydney streets last June calling for an end to First Nations deaths in custody. At the time, there had been 433 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custody deaths since 1991. Today,...

Calls for Justice as the System Fails Mhelody Bruno: An Interview With Artist Bhenji Ra

by Paul Gregoire
The 20th November is Trans Remembrance Day. And on this date last year, it was announced that 350 trans and gender diverse people had been killed globally over the course of the 12 months prior. Not only are transgender people...

Concerns Over Rising Hindu Extremism: An Interview With Humanism Project’s Haroon Kasim

by Paul Gregoire
A car carrying four Sikh men was attacked by a group of unidentified men with bats in Sydney’s Harris Park at around 10 pm on 28 February. The perpetrators are suspected to be supporters of India’s ruling party: the Hindu...

Streamlining Is Penalising Victim-Survivors: An Interview With DVNSW’s Renata Field

by Paul Gregoire
The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research released a report on Wednesday, revealing that over the three decades from 1990, the rates of most major property and violent crime categories have dropped or remained stable, except a marked rise...

“My Heart Lies in Seeking Justice”: An Interview With Wiradjuri Lawyer Taylah Gray

by Paul Gregoire
Taylah Gray made a splash across headlines last year when she fronted up to the NSW Supreme Court to represent a Newcastle Black Lives Matter protest, as the NSW Police Force attempted to silence the 5 July First Nations rights...

“Until We Win”: Assange’s Father John Shipton on the Home Run Tour for Julian

by Paul Gregoire
For the past fortnight the Home Run for Julian tour has been weaving its way through regional and suburban Victoria and NSW, towards the nation’s capital. And along its route, it’s met with supporters to spread the word that Australians...
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