In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:
Deepfake Porn: The Dark Side of the Web
Deepfake porn is where a person’s image or video is altered to falsely make it appear she or he is doing or saying something sexual.
Newcastle Man Arrested Over Terrorist Threats
“My aim is to go to Friday prayer in a packed mosque… I will do big damage”.
Law Firms Can Sack Lawyers who Criticise Clients
The Federal Court has ruled that an employer was entitled to terminate an employed lawyer who criticised the firm’s clients.
Welfare Drug Testing: Morrison Intensifies the War on the Unemployed
“The proposed welfare drug testing trial is yet another in a long list of cruel, expensive and extremist extensions of drug prohibition”.
Man Sues NSW Police Force for Reputational Damage
A man who was named as a person of interest in the disappearance of William Tyrell, and wrongly accused of other offences, is suing the NSW Police Force for $1 million.
A Small Device May Help Combat Sexual Touching on Trains
A Japanese company has created a device which could help catch sexual offenders.
Canberra Has Turned Its Back on Medicinal Cannabis Patients
While the political tide had been turning towards making medicinal cannabis accessible, it seems times have changed.
Never Consent to a Pat Down, Car Search or Strip Search
An otherwise unlawful search can be rendered lawful if you give your informed consent.
Space: The New Legal Frontier
The first crime alleged to have been committed in space has triggered discussion about jurisdictional issues.
Striking for Their Future: An Interview With School Strike for Climate’s Evan Meneses
Students across Australia will be taking part in the Global Strike for Climate, and adults are encouraged to join them.
In Defence of Country: An Interview With Wangan and Jagalingou Council’s Adrian Burragubba
The Queensland government extinguished native title over large tracts of Indigenous land and granted Adani freehold title over it.
“Beyond Obscene”: An Interview With Julian Assange’s Father John Shipton
Australian authorities “have been intimately involved in Afghanistan and Iraq, where a million and half people have been killed.”
“And they, when questioning Julian, say that he endangered people’s lives. This is beyond obscene. It is incalculable. There are no words to describe it.”
The Current “Extraordinary Emergency” Justifies Breaking the Law
Four climate activists are set to defend themselves in court against traffic obstruction charges.
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