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Winner of 2020 SCL Criminal Law Scholarship Announced

by Sonia Hickey
Ruth Lubrainschik describes herself as someone who has a “deep empathy for human struggle”, and it is this deep empathy which drives her interest in criminal law as well as her strong belief in the capacity of the law to...

Sexual Assault Allegations Plague Parliament

by Sonia Hickey
It’s been a tumultuous time in the halls of power in Canberra. In the past couple of weeks, five women have come forward with serious allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment. An historical sexual assault allegation by friends of...

Crown Resorts Under Fire for Underpaying Staff

by Sonia Hickey
Over the past few years, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO0 has been swamped by cases of big corporations underpaying staff, including Coles, McDonald’s and 7-Eleven. While there are current regulations in the Fair Work Act to protect employees, there have...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Torture in Australia

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
The Brisbane Supreme Court has heard a chilling account of the final moments of Queensland couple Iuliana Triscaru and Cory Breton, whose decomposed bodies were found in a toolbox – weighed down with blocks and tyres – after it was...

The Laws, Defences and Penalties for Dog Attack Offences in New South Wales

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A New South Wales Police officer is undergoing surgery after he was attacked by a dog while dealing with a domestic-related incident over the weekend. Police say when they arrived at the property in Bankstown in south-west Sydney a man...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 22 to 28 February 2021

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Scott Morrison “Very Upset” About Alleged Sexual Assaults in Parliament Three women have now come forward alleging the man sexually assaulted them. Click here to...

The Crime of Concealing a Serious Indictable Offence

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Just when the publicity surrounding Brittany Higgins’ sexual assault allegation had started to settle the Prime Minister has received two letter which have the potential to change the Liberal Party as we know it. The first was a stern letter...

Coalition Refuses to Act Against the Threat of Far-Right Extremism

by Paul Gregoire
Images capturing a group of Anglo Australian men with their shirts off standing before a burning cross in the Victorian Grampians in late January 2021 make it increasingly hard to dismiss far-right groups as simply ineffectual suburban youths with too much...

Uncle Ray Jackson on Aboriginal “Murders by Neglect” in Custody

by Paul Gregoire
The Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its 339 recommendations on 15 August 1991. It considered 99 First Nations custodial deaths that occurred between 1 January 1980 and 30 May 1989. “The Royal Commissioners looked at that...

Alternate Mardi Gras to March on Oxford: An Interview With Pride in Protest’s Evan Van Zijl

by Paul Gregoire
Due to the global pandemic, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground. However, the event’s spiritual home, Oxford Street Darlinghurst, will not be left wanting, as an alternative march is set...
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