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No Jab, No Work: Healthcare Workers May Be Required to Have the AstraZeneca Vaccine

by Sonia Hickey
Healthcare workers have been told ‘they don’t get a choice’ when it comes to the Covid vaccine, amid reports that some Victorian health care staff are missing scheduled appointments, hoping to ‘hold off’ and wait for the Pfizer vaccine. Concerns...

Medicinal Cannabis Is Effective in Relieving Pain, According to Patients

by Paul Gregoire
Since the Turnbull government legalised the cultivation, production and distribution of medicinal cannabis effective October 2016, the estimated 100,000 Australians who’d already been using the medicine have had a rough time in accessing legal and affordable product. The medicinal cannabis...

Australia Suffering Biggest Impacts: An Interview With Climate Scientist Dr Andrew King

by Paul Gregoire
As the last blazes of the 2019-20 bushfire season were still ravaging the south east of this country, a group of over 200 Australian scientists presented an open letter to the federal government calling for urgent action on climate. While...

What’s the difference between a ‘surety’ and ‘security’ in a NSW Bail Application?

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The mainstream media often uses the term ‘surety’ to denote money or other valuable property provided to guarantee a person’s bail.

Teflon Gladys: More Adverse Findings But Still No Accountability

by Sonia Hickey
The NSW parliamentary inquiry into the allocation of grants via the $252 million Stronger Communities Fund has confirmed it will be referring NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and the NSW Auditor General. The parliamentary...

“We Need the People Behind Us”: Elizabeth Jarrett on the Sydney Black Custody Deaths Rally

by Paul Gregoire
Tens of thousands of people got out on the Sydney streets last June calling for an end to First Nations deaths in custody. At the time, there had been 433 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custody deaths since 1991. Today,...

There May be Light at the End of the Tunnel for Biloela Family

by Sonia Hickey
Official announcements have confirmed what the rumour mill has been predicting for days: Scott Morrison’s latest federal cabinet reshuffle has moved Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton into the portfolio of Defence, replacing Linda Reynolds who is on medical leave. Michaela...

Protesters Demand an End to the Narrabri Gas Project

by Paul Gregoire
A group of Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists dropped out of the sky and blocked the major Sydney CBD intersection where Bathurst crosses George Street right on 8 am Monday morning, causing 47 minutes’ worth of traffic disruption during peak hour....

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Drug Importation in Australia

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Prominent Sydney horse racing figure Damion Flower has pleaded guilty in the Downing Centre District Court to charges of importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug and dealing with the proceeds of crime. The 48-year old’s pleas come just...

Mental Health Applications in the NSW Local Court: Section 14 Orders

by Patrick O’Sullivan
Before 27 March 2021, persons suffering from mental health conditions who were accused of NSW criminal offences could apply for an order referring them to a diversionary program, rather than subjecting them to a penalty under the general criminal law....
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