In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:
NSW Local Court In Crisis
A significant rise in the number of cases being heard in our local courts has stretched resources beyond the brink.
NSW Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault
A Sydney police officer has been released on bail after being accused of sexually assaulting one woman and sexually touching another.
Cartel Offences in Australia: The Crime of Anti-Competitive Conduct
It has been announced there will be a third prosecution of alleged cartel conduct under new federal laws against anti-competitive conduct.
Home Affairs Hypocrisy: Department Praises AFP Raids While Claiming to Support Press Freedom
The Home Affairs Secretary was privately praising the police for raiding a journalist’s home, while publicly claiming to support press freedom.
Convicted Child Killer and Child Sexual Offender to be Released
There is heated debate about whether a man who has served his full 23 years in prison for dozens of child sexual offences and the killing of a nine-year old girl should be allowed to walk free.
Uprising in West Papua, as Calls for Independence Grow
West Papuans are into their third week of mass demonstrations, demanding their right to self-determination.
NSW Top Cop Angry About Criticism of Strip Searches
Commissioner Fuller is angry about the attention being focused on the police misuse of strip searches.
Drop the Collaery Prosecution: An Interview With Australian Lawyers Alliance’s Greg Barnes
Australian barrister Bernard Collaery’s is facing a criminal trial for revealing the criminal acts of our government in Timor.
Morrison’s Religious Privilege Bill Promotes Prejudice Over Equality
The Bill undermines anti-discrimination laws and provides ‘a host of goodies for bigots’.
NSW to Pass More Laws Aimed at Silencing Animal Activists
The state government is passing new laws which will make it even more difficult for activists to expose animal cruelty.
The Religious Discrimination Bill: What’s It All About?
The proposed legislation makes it unlawful to discriminate against persons of faith for making religious statements that discriminate against others.
Lawyers Call for Drug Decriminalisation: An Interview With ALHR’s Kerry Weste
Countries that have shifted from treating drug use as criminal law problem to a health issue have reaped enormous social and economic benefits.
Religious Discrimination Bill: Enabling Persons of Faith to Discriminate
The Religious Discrimination Bill seeks to allow persons of faith to make religious statements without fear of repercussions.
Magistrate Criticises Police Over Heavy-Handed Arrest of Sydney Icon
The magistrate described the conduct of police as “awful”, “heavy-handed”, “unnecessary” and as having “no place in the modern constabulary”.
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