In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:
Google in Hot Water for Failing to Remove Defamatory Reviews
Google Australia is facing contempt of court charges for failing to delete defamatory reviews in a timely manner.
Prosecution Must Serve All Relevant Evidence on Defence
The NSW Supreme Court has ordered police to serve the criminal records of prosecution witnesses on the defence, despite police objecting.
Sydney Criminal Lawyer Charged With Assisting Extreme-Risk Inmate Run Drugs
A Sydney criminal defence lawyer has been charged with drug supply over his alleged involvement in a criminal syndicate run from prison.
Indigenous Deaths In Custody – Will We Ever See Real Change?
An inquest has found that a police failures led to the death of an Aboriginal woman in custody.
Federal Government’s Rights-Erasing Law Bonanza
As the government boasts about tax cuts, it has quietly introduced a suite of laws which further remove the freedoms and legal safeguards of everyday Australians.
The Offence of Armed Robbery in NSW
The story of notorious offender Ian ‘The Rabbit’ Steele, who was sentenced for 30 armed robberies and escaping from custody six times.
UN to Inspect Australian Prisons
United Nations inspectors will assess the state of Australian prisons, youth and immigration detention centres, mental health and aged care facilities, and police cells.
Police Are Failing to Act on Sexual Assault Complaints, Report Finds
A report by the Crime and Corruption Commission has found that police officers are “failing to respond to duty”.
“Legalise and License the Supply of Drugs”: An Interview With Chris Daw QC
The harms associated with prohibition “would largely disappear if drugs were legalised and supplied to users at a sensible cost”.
Decriminalise Queensland Sex Work: An Interview With Respect’s Janelle Fawkes
30 years after the Fitzgerald Inquiry, the policing of sex work in Queensland is more intense than ever.
Zapatista Indigenous Autonomous Zones Threatened by Militarisation
The Mexican government’s increased militarisation has raised fears of a massacre of Indigenous peoples.
West Papuans Have United to Reclaim Their Nation
With a “unified military and political” leadership, West Papuans may at last be in a position to free themselves from Indonesia’s repressive occupation.
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