In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:
Low Range Drink Drivers to Face On-The-Spot Fines & Suspensions
The Continuing Violation of the Rights of Future Generations
Police Raid on Nimbin Hemp Embassy: Little More Than a Show of Strength
The NSW Police Force raided the Nimbin Hemp Embassy the day before MardiGrass, with no apparent aim except to flex their muscle.
Social Security Fraud and the Centrelink Witch
The ‘Centrelink Witch’ is awaiting sentencing after obtaining money for teaching others how to commit social security fraud.
Renewed Calls for the Decriminalisation of Minor Offences
The Productivity Commission found that minor offences linked to poverty, mental health issues and substance abuse are largely responsible for prison overcrowding.
Dismissal of NSW Police Officer for Suspected Cocaine Use Was Unlawful
The NSW Police Force was found to have unlawfully dismissed an officer for suspected cocaine use.
Australian Police Don’t Take Hate Crime Seriously
Don’t Believe Their Hype: The Coalition Has Blown Out the Economy
Why the Greatest Medicinal Plant is Outlawed: An Interview With HEMP’s Dr John Jiggens
Fingerprint Evidence in Not Infallible
A Right Now Politician: An Interview With the Australian Greens’ Matthew Thompson
Matthew Thompson represents a more diverse breed of politician than the old boys’ club in Canberra.
Man Who Mowed Down Emus Sent to Prison
A man who laughed as he mowed down several emus has been sentenced to imprisonment.
First Nations Youth Suicide: Our Nation’s Shame
First Nations youth suicide has reached epidemic proportions, prompting one suicide prevention advocate to remark “[t]his should be the most pressing issue of our times”.
Teacher Who Sexually Abused Student Wins Appeal
A teacher who pleaded guilty to persistently sexually abusing her student has been given a good behaviour bond.
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