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Australia Gives the Nod to Israeli Expansion in Occupied Palestine

by Paul Gregoire
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated on 30 June that his country’s newly established coalition government will be pressing ahead with plans to annex up to 30 percent of the occupied West Bank, despite missing the original 1 July commencement...

Canadian Activists Hand Out Free Drugs to Highlight Overdose Crisis

by Paul Gregoire
Drug User Liberation Front members appeared at an intersection in the Canadian city of Vancouver on 24 June and handed out free clean cocaine and opiates to highlight the issue of rising overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result...

NSW Police Detectives Accused of Illegally Manufacturing Prohibited Drugs

by Paul Gregoire
Detectives from the NSW Drug Squad were raided early last week, according to News Corp. This was in relation to allegations that members of the squad had formed their own drug syndicate, which was manufacturing illicit substances to use to...

It’s High Time: An Interview With Legalise Cannabis Queensland’s Deb Lynch

by Paul Gregoire
The Turnbull government passed legislation in February 2016 that allowed for the establishment of a legal supply chain of cannabis medicines. This showed a willingness amongst the highest levels of authority in this country to publicly acknowledge that cannabis is...

Criminal Law Barristers Quit Legal Profession in Droves

by Sonia Hickey
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt far and wide across Australia, despite the fact that many businesses and industries are now open. One profession particularly hard hit has been – criminal law. At the start of...

Australia: Moving Toward a Cashless Society

by Sonia Hickey
Within days of the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia most shops began eschewing cash, with a preference for cards. And here’s the thing – most Aussies quickly complied. Recently, banking experts have said that over the 12 weeks or so that...

When It Comes to Punishing Refugees, Dutton Is the New Morrison

by Paul Gregoire
After refusing to make a decision on an Iranian asylum seeker’s visa application for the past 20 months, home affairs minister Peter Dutton decided to reject the claim last Friday morning. The foreign national had been waiting for a final...

Mental Health Laws Are Set to Change In NSW

by Jarryd Bartle
Key aspects of NSW forensic mental health laws are set to change in 2021 following the passage of the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Bill 2020 (NSW) last month. The changes will clarify principles involved in key forensic...

Justice for Wayne Fella Morrison: An Interview with Caroline Andersen

by Paul Gregoire & Rachel Evans
Descending from Wiradjuri, Caroline Andersen has resided on Kaurna land, Adelaide, for most of her life. And on 23 September 2016, she was waiting for her son Wayne “Fella” Morrison to appear at an Adelaide court. The 29-year-old had been...

Intentionally or Recklessly Destroying or Damaging Property in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that at 1.25am on 7 July 2020, a report was received by NSW emergency services that a fire was engulfing a barber shop in Burwood, in Sydney’s inner western suburbs. According to the report, a silver...
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