In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:
Pregnant Mum Pleads Guilty to Multiple Fraud Offences
The 32-year old mother-of-two kept a ‘to do list’ of the frauds she planned to commit each day, as well as a note stating, “fraud is not a crime, it’s a way of life”.
Another Young Life Lost at a Music Festival: It’s Time for Pill Testing
The state government and police continue their stance against pill testing, despite the recommendations of the state coroner and the loss of yet another young life.
In Solidarity With First Nations: An Interview With the Anticolonial Asian Alliance
Anti Colonial Asian Alliance is standing in solidarity with First Nations people against systemic racism.
Drug Rehabilitation Programmes Reduce Reoffending Rates
The nation’s capital is starting a drug rehabilitation trial based on the NSW Drug Court programme.
What is Infanticide in the Criminal Law?
The mother escaped a charge of murder despite intentionally drowning her six-month-old baby.
Honest Cop Wins Appeal
A police officer who was prosecuted for doing the right thing has been vindicated.
NSW Justice Amendment Package Part 1: Expanded Police Powers and More Criminal Offences
The new laws expand the powers and broaden the immunity of police, whilst introducing new criminal offences and expanding existing ones.
George Pell’s High Court Appeal: Last Throw of the Dice
The highest court in the land will decide the fate of the nation’s highest ranking Catholic.
It’s Time to Get Your Priorities Right, Scott Morrison
Rather than focus on the issues that matter most, our PM prefers to spend his time on authoritarian and bigoted new laws.
The Focus Should Be on Reducing Deaths: An Interview With Jennie Ross-King
The mother of a teen who died after taking her pills before entering a music festival because she was concerned about police, is calling for the implementation of harm reduction measures.
NT Sex Workers Finally Have Decriminalisation: An Interview With SWOP NT’s Coordinator Leanne Melling
The Northern Territory has passed laws to decriminalise the sex work industry, thereby upholding the rights of sex workers and respecting their privacy.
The Repeal of Medevac Laws Mean More Power to Peter Dutton
The home affairs minister now has full power to decide whether sick asylum seekers can receive proper treatment.
Suspicious Circumstances: Detained Eddie Murray Was Not in a State to Hang Himself
“Eddie’s blood alcohol level was so high he was incapable of standing for too long unassisted… let alone tie an intricate knot and suicide.”
The Violence of the Frontier Wars Has Never Really Ended
State-sanctioned violence against First Nations people continues in the form of police brutality and mass incarceration.
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