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Berejiklian Illegally Shredded Documents Detailing Pork Barrelling, Report Finds

by Paul Gregoire
Berejiklian’s late 2020 pork barrelling-record shredding scandal continues to develop from strength to strength, as, on Friday, the NSW State Archives and Records (SARA) released its report into the Alleged Non-Compliant Disposal of Records Relating to the Stronger Communities Fund....

NSW Premier’s Office Acted Illegally, But Won’t be Prosecuted

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
An investigation by the State Archives and Records Authority (the ‘SARA’) has found that the New South Wales Premier’s office broke the law when they shredded documents relating to $252 million in grants. However, there is no indication any charges...

What is the Offence of Larceny in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
Five people will face Campbelltown Local Court over the alleged theft of salmon from Huon Aquaculture Ingleburn, a fish processing plant in Sydney’s south-west. The group, consisting of three men and two women, were all employees of the business and...

Australian Police Stop Investigating the Catholic Church

by Sonia Hickey
Last year, financial crime watchdog AUSTRAC identified a $1.1 million transfer from the Vatican to Australia in 2017, the same year George Pell was charged with historical child sex offences. But law enforcement agencies responsible for ascertaining the purpose of...

What is a Control Order Under the Criminal Code Act 1995?

by Sonia Hickey
A Sydney man has been arrested and charged with three counts of contravening a control order issued by the Federal Court of Australia. 25-year old Radwan Dakkak pleaded guilty in December 2020 to two counts of associating with a terrorist...

What are ‘Darknet Markets’?

by Sonia Hickey
An Australian man stand accused of being the mastermind behind the darknet’s biggest marketplace. The site, known as ‘DarkMarket’, has already been shut down, but police allege the website had been used to facilitate the purchase and supply of prohibited...

New South Wales: The Kidnapping Capital of Australia

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
More than 500 people were abducted across the nation in the past financial year, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Out of 534 kidnappings and abductions nationwide, 225 of them were in New South Wales....

Mobilising Against the Invasion: An Interview With FISTT’s Tameeka Tighe

by Paul Gregoire
The 26 January this year marks 233 years since the first lot of British boat arrivals entered the waters of this continent and began to unleash a colonial project that involved the dispossession of First Nations people from their lands...

Free David Ridgeway: Footage Captures Police Assaulting Aboriginal Man

by Paul Gregoire
The camera phone is already capturing footage as the car containing the witnesses filming the 29 December incident pulls up at the corner of a small back street in the southwestern Sydney suburb of Airds, where police officers are wrestling...

Assange’s Momentary Reprieve Opens Way for More Torture and US Extradition on Appeal

by Paul Gregoire
For a brief moment, the globe was shocked that a UK court ruled against the extradition of Australian journalist Julian Assange to the US, where he would face an 18 count Virginia District Court indictment, carrying an accumulated maximum penalty...
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