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“Quiet Australians” Are Realising Morrison Doesn’t Care About Them

by Paul Gregoire
Quiet Australians, as Scott Morrison likes to term them, are currently waking up to the fact that he doesn’t really care. The current prime minister’s form in the top job has consisted of seeking to avoid issues, blaming others for...

Police Officer Charged Over Brutal Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A police officer who approached a member of the public from behind and violently threw him to the ground, leaving him in a pool of blood and urine, has been charged with recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault. The man...

QAnon: What Does the Alt-Right Conspiracy Theory Actually Believe?

by Paul Gregoire
Besides the throngs of flag-flying Trump supporters storming its entrances, the key images that circulated following the deadly assault on the US Capitol Building on 6 January last year, was the image of the “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley. The central focus...

Australian Billionaires Clean Up Under COVID: The Cost “Human Lives”

by Paul Gregoire
Australia’s 47 billionaires have found the COVID-19 pandemic to be a windfall, Oxfam Australia announced on Monday. Indeed, as many regular people struggled to make ends meet, the extremely rich doubled their collective wealth, to see it grow “to $255 billion...

Winner of 2021 Sydney Criminal Lawyers Scholarship Announced

by Sonia Hickey
Congratulations to Jessica Heaney, the winner of this year’s Sydney Criminal Lawyers Scholarship award, who won amongst extremely strong competition. Jessica recently graduated with First Class Honours and will be admitted as a lawyer in February 2022.  Jessica has already...

“A Highly Politicised Use of Police”: Shoebridge on COVID Policing, Quotas and Drug Dogs

by Paul Gregoire
The NSW Police Force has dropped its controversial policy of providing each area command across the state with a set of personal search and move-on order targets that officers were expected to meet over a financial year. The quotas, or...

Rapid Antigen Tests: Short Supply and High Price Leads to Crime and Thriving Black Market

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A man has been charged over the alleged theft of 42,000 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) valued at approximately $500,00 from a freight depot in Botany in Sydney’s south-east at around 3.20pm on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. Three men were arrested...

March This Invasion Day: NSWALRA’s Clayton Simpson-Pitt on the Sydney Rally

by Paul Gregoire
This 26th of January marks 234 years since the British ships arrived at Kamay-Botany Bay to commence a colonial project that involved genocide upon and the dispossession of the hundreds of First Nations that exist right across the continent now...

Morrison Created the Immigration Minister’s “God-Like Powers” When He Held Office

by Paul Gregoire
The deportation of the world’s number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic, on the spurious ground that he had the potential to provoke antivaxx sentiment, rather than any stated mission to do so, was political theatre par excellence, as the PM,...

The Djokovic Saga: Another Example of Australian Authoritarianism at Work

by Sonia Hickey
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be well aware that Novak Djokovic lost his fight to stay in Australia and compete in the Australian Open, and has now left the country. Initial application Mr Djokovic’s initial application before...
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