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Government Protects Vaccine Companies, But Rejects Compensation Scheme for Australians

by Sonia Hickey
As the Covid-19 vaccination rolls out in Australia, there are plenty of people sitting on the sidelines. This group has been described as having ‘vaccine hesitancy’. Some people within this group are staunchly against vaccinations, but many others are just...

Federal Government Flouts the Rule of Law When It Comes to Refugees

by Paul Gregoire
The principle of non-refoulement prohibits nation-states from removing refugees from their jurisdiction or effective control to send them to the country from which they fled, when it entails returning them to a genuine risk of irreparable harm. Non-refoulement underpins the...

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

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles: Can I Appeal the Refusal or Revocation of a Firearms Licence? There are circumstances where an appeal can be lodged against a police refusal or...

The Offence of Procuring a Child for Unlawful Sexual Activity in NSW

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An award-winning pianist has been charged with 20 child sexual offences for allegedly grooming a 13 year old girl. 30-year old piano maestro Jeremy So has been accused of ‘manipulating and controlling‘ the young teen during a sexual relationship after...

Watchdog Describes Conduct of NSW Police Towards Lawyer as ‘Disgraceful’

by Sonia Hickey
Officers from Strike Force Raptor have once again been slammed in a report by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC), this time for targeting, stalking and harassing a lawyer to prevent him from attending court to represent a motorcycle club...

The Offence of Aggravated Sexual Assault in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Sydney pizza shop worker Ricardo Audish has been remanded in custody after a New South Wales District Court jury returned verdicts of guilty in just two hours for three counts of aggravated sexual assault. Mr Audish’s bail was refused despite...

COVID Cases Could Lead to Court Delays

by Sonia Hickey
21-year old Haja Uma Timbo has pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a public health order by travelling interstate last year. During the sentencing proceedings, the heard that Ms Timbo flew to Brisbane from Melbourne on 22 July 2020...

Calls for Justice as the System Fails Mhelody Bruno: An Interview With Artist Bhenji Ra

by Paul Gregoire
The 20th November is Trans Remembrance Day. And on this date last year, it was announced that 350 trans and gender diverse people had been killed globally over the course of the 12 months prior. Not only are transgender people...

Morrison’s Retraction Doesn’t Ring True After Years of Thuggish Politicking

by Paul Gregoire
Scott Morrison appeared before the press on Tuesday to admit that his government had taken the wrong approach in relation to a number of sexual assault and harassment allegations that have been levelled against Liberal Party politicians and staff members....

The Swan River Custody Deaths and the Fear of Police

by Paul Gregoire
The inquest into the custodial deaths of two First Nations teenagers who drowned in Perth’s Swan River, as they were being pursued by two WA police officers, on 10 September 2018 came to a close last Friday. The two officers...
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