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The PM Can’t Empathise With Women, So It’s No Wonder the Culture is Toxic

by Paul Gregoire
Since the turn of the century, crime rates in Australia have been on a consistent downward spiral. However, the persistent exception to this has been the rate of adult sexual assault – it’s been on the increase. Violence towards women...

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout a Step in the Right Direction?

by Sonia Hickey
When about 500 protesters gathered in Fawkner Park in South Yarra, Melbourne over the weekend, there was already tension in the air. The police presence was strong, with at least a hundred officers on the ground, a police helicopter overhead...

Scott Morrison “Very Upset” About Alleged Sexual Assaults in Parliament

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Scott Morrison says he is “disturbed” and “very upset” by allegations published over the weekend that the same man who is alleged to have sexually assaulted Brittany Higgins in Parliament in 2019 went on to commit the same offence against...

Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 15 to 21 February 2021

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Peter Dutton Accused of Pork Barrelling The Home Affairs Ministers is accused of allocating millions in grants funds for political gain, rather than on the...

The Homeless were Housed in Hotels for COVID, But Are Back on the Streets as Governments Sell-Off Public Housing

by Paul Gregoire
With the onset of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, it became apparent that there was an issue with Australia’s ever-increasing homeless population being able to self-isolate to prevent virus contraction and transmission. This included concerns around rough sleepers,...

Victoria Decriminalises Public Drunkenness

by Sonia Hickey
Three years after the death of Yorta Yorta woman, Tanya Day, who was arrested for public drunkenness and suffered a fatal fall in a police cell at Castlemaine Police Station, Victoria has finally passed legislation to decriminalise public drunkenness. The...

Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court to Merge

by Paul Gregoire
While it hoped no one was looking last Monday night, the Morrison government whipped a 2019 bill out of its back pocket. Aimed at effectively abolishing the standalone Family Court, the government then placed it on the Senate agenda for...

Prison Guards Alleged to Have Kept ‘Trophies’ of Aboriginal Deaths In Custody

by Paul Gregoire
Amongst some of the more distressing malpractices raised by the recent NSW parliamentary inquiry into First Nations overincarceration and custodial deaths are allegations of a “trophy culture” existing within Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW). Initiated by NSW MLC David Shoebridge, the...

NSW Police Officer Acquitted of Assault Charges After District Court Appeal

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Police officer who was found guilty of assaulting an Indigenous man in custody has been acquitted of all charges after a District Court Appeal. Last year, NSW Wales Police Officer Iain James Murray was found guilty of two counts...

The Privatising Public Housing Con: An Interview With UNSW City Future’s Dr Alistair Sisson

by Paul Gregoire
The Explorer Street public housing estate in inner city South Eveleigh is comprised of 46 one and two storey town houses built in the early 1990s. To stand in front of it, it’s hard to see why the Berejiklian government...
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