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Google in Hot Water for Failing to Remove Defamatory Reviews


On Thursday, 4th July 2019, the Supreme Court of New South Wales granted an urgent injunction to a Sydney business owner who sought the removal of defamatory reviews posted on his Google business page. The application followed the man’s repeated requests for the search engine juggernaut to remove the reviews, which he said were untrue …
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Morrison Moves to Silence Trade Unions


The Liberal Nationals government delivered on prime minister Scott Morrison’s post-election promise to crack down on trade unions, when it reintroduced the Ensuring Integrity Bill into the lower house of parliament on Thursday. Having stalled last year with a lack of crossbench support in the Senate, after its initial introduction in 2017, the Ensuring Integrity …
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Homeless Lives Matter: Governments Must Focus on Charity at Home


A homeless man has been charged with bashing 27-year-old homeless woman Courtney Herron to death in a Melbourne Park over the weekend. Ms Heron, who suffered a mental illness and problems with drugs, had been sleeping rough and couch surfing. She, and the man who has been accused of murdering her, are part of a …
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Should It be a Crime to Publish Fake News?


Integrity campaigners have labelled the spread of disinformation during the recent Federal Election campaign as ‘intolerable’, and are calling for criminal laws specifically designed to deter such conduct in the future. One campaigner, former NSW supreme court justice Anthony Whealy, says falsehoods, particularly some spread via the United Australia party’s advertising, are “unacceptable”. The former …
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Morrison’s Victory and What the Nation Has Agreed To


Last week, he was our unelected PM. Indeed, the ex-immigration minister had presented himself as the “accidental” head of state following last August’s Liberal leadership spill. But, on Saturday, the nation spoke, and choose Scott Morrison as our duly elected 30th prime minister. The reigning PM credited his win to the “quiet Australians”, which the …
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Geoffrey Rush Smashes Telegraph “Out of the Park” in Defamation Lawsuit


The Federal Court has ordered the owners of The Daily Telegraph, News Corp, to pay Academy-award winning actor Geoffrey Rush $850,000 in damages plus a yet to be determined sum for economic losses, resulting from the publication of unproven allegations of sexual impropriety. The total award is expected to be in the vicinity of $1.8 …
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The NSW Government’s Relentless Assault on Civil Liberties


As the state election is looming, political commentators all agree that the results are going to be tight, so it might be a good time to reflect on the assault the O’Farrell/ Baird/ Berejiklian government has perpetrated upon NSW citizens’ civil liberties during its time in office. From the lockout laws to increased policing powers …
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Christchurch: True Blue Aussie Terrorism


As an Anglo-Australian man stormed into the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in Christchurch last Friday afternoon, Haji-Daoud Nabi greeted his assailant at the door with the words, “Hello, brother. Welcome”. And for this the 71-year-old Afghan man lost his life. It would be easy to say that the 28-year-old man disgraced Australia, however …
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Terrorist Attack in Christchurch – The Volcano Set to Erupt


Meticulously cultivated, Islamophobia is an uncontrollable force – one that pushed through the brittle surface on Friday 15th March 2019 to take the lives of 50 innocent men, women and children. There was nothing shocking about what occurred on that dark day, or even surprising. The wholesale demonisation of Muslims is something that has gone …
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Journalist Manhandled by Premier’s Minders


The Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, was in Brunswick Heads, a popular tourist spot on the state’s North Coast, when a local journalist attempted to make his way towards her to ask questions. Instead of getting anywhere near the Premier, the journalist was manhandled by her minders and taken in the opposite direction. …