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Federal Government Continues ‘Publicly Funded Torture’ of Biloela Family

As yet another petition does the rounds on social media, aimed at putting pressure on the Federal Government to release the Tamil Family that has been detained on Christmas Island for years, the new Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has...

PM’s Continuing ‘War on Drugs’ Rhetoric Ignores That There’s a Better Way

by Paul Gregoire
During an 8 June press conference, PM Scott Morrison called on Australians to reject illicit drug use, as “it fuels organised crime in this country, as well as “human misery” here and in many “parts of the world”. The prime...

What is a Conditional Release Order in New South Wales?

by Patrick O’Sullivan
On 24 September 2018, the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Community-based Orders and Other Matters) Regulation 2018 came into effect. The Regulation amended the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (the Act) by, among other things, replacing the old “section 10(1)(b) good...

The Twisted Affairs of the Australian Soldier Accused of War Crimes in Afghanistan

by Sonia Hickey
Suggestions of unethical conduct, including an undisclosed conflict of interest, have delayed the defamation case brought by a former Australian soldier against three newspapers. Former soldier Ben Roberts-Smith’s claim that the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Canberra Times...

Stop-the-Boats Morrison Continues to Brutalise Sick Australian-Born Infant

by Paul Gregoire
Right now, 3-year-old Australian-born girl Tharnicaa Murugappan is undergoing treatment for a blood condition in a Perth hospital, because our Pentecostal PM and some of his underlings have been slowly torturing and depriving her in immigration detention for more than...

Disrupting Weapons Suppliers: An Interview With Make West Papua Safe’s Jason MacLeod

by Paul Gregoire
Professor Jason MacLeod and several other antiwar activists staged a peaceful demonstration on the doorstep of the Brisbane offices of transnational weapons manufacturer Thales on 31 May, to draw attention to the company supplying weapons that are used to kill...

Police Accused of Covering-Up Incident Involving Deputy Police Commissioner

by Sonia Hickey
The New South Wales police force has come under fire for covering up an incident involving Deputy Police Commissioner Mal Lanyon. Government documents released in state Parliament have reveal fresh details about an incident that occurred when ambulance and police...

Drop the Whistleblower Prosecutions: An Interview With AAPP’s Kathryn Kelly

by Paul Gregoire
Currently, the federal government is continuing the prosecutions against a number of its former distinguished representatives and affiliates for blowing the whistle on the corrupt practices of its officials and agents. Former ACT attorney general Bernard Collaery is one of...

Activists Accuse Police of Heavy-Handed Tactics and Signalling White Supremacist Tendencies

by Paul Gregoire
Brisbane last week hosted the Land Forces 2021 expo that saw hundreds of global weapons companies, spruiking the benefits of the killing machines they produce. Over 1 to 3 June, more than 12,700 attendees, including former federal defence minister Christopher...

Sydney Police Officer and Catholic Priest Charged with Child Abuse Material Offences

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A Catholic Priest and Police Officer, both based in Sydney, have been charged with child abuse material offences after an investigation by the Professional Standards Command in May this year into data being stored on and distributed from an electronic...
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