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NSW Police Force Ensures There Will Be No Protests During Lockdown

by Paul Gregoire
In response to the massive anti-lockdown protest that shook the Sydney CBD on 24 February, the NSW Police Force turned the Sydney’s central business district and sizable areas around it into a no-go zone over the last weekend. On the...
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The Laws Governing the Military’s Deployment on the Australian Public

by Paul Gregoire
As of this morning, three hundred Australian Defence Force troops have been deployed primarily to southwest and western Sydney to help state law enforcement police ensure the diverse communities of lower socioeconomic standing comply with COVID stay-at-home orders. NSW police...

NSW Police Target Western Sydney When Enforcing COVID Restrictions

Residents in the South-West and Western suburbs of Sydney have been uploading footage to social media in numbers which suggests that the heavy-handed police sweeps of those areas to enforce COVID restrictions are a far cry from the relatively ‘soft’...

Do I Have to Go to Court During Lockdown?

by Sonia Hickey
With Greater Sydney in lockdown, both the Local and District Courts are postponing cases and have issued new rules relating to attendances. With Greater Sydney in extended lockdown, New South Wales Courts have implemented changes to court cases scheduled over...

NSW Government Ramps Up Offensive Against Protests

by Sonia Hickey
NSW police have been given extra powers and the military has been called in to assist police enforce new public health orders in New South Wales. In recent days, the fine for not wearing a mask in New South Wales...

Sydney Criminal Lawyer Loses Appeal Against Finding of Deceptive Conduct

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Sydney-based criminal defence lawyer with ties to conman Peter Foster has lost her appeal against a decision made by the Supreme Court that both she and Mr Foster engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to a fraudulent...

Instead of Rights for All, Morrison Is Pushing for a “Christian Bill of Rights”

by Paul Gregoire
The second wave of COVID-19 with its accompanying lockdowns has brought rights issues to the fore. But while many are questioning whether rights to movement and association are being undermined, the truth is there’s no federal law guaranteeing most human...

The Federal Government Does Not Want a National Bill of Rights

by Paul Gregoire
Tensions are high in the Greater Sydney region as it continues on through its fifth week of a lockdown designed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant that’s currently circulating within the community. Questions are being asked about...

The Impact of Lockdowns on Australia’s Youth

by Sonia Hickey
Social isolation resulting from lockdowns, a lack of hope for the future and fear of the virus are fuelling anxiety and depression among Australian children and teenagers at alarming rates. Mental Health problems in young people The Royal Australian and...

The Need for a Medicinal Cannabis Driving Defence: An Interview With Former Magistrate David Heilpern

by Paul Gregoire
The NSW government introduced the state’s much maligned drug driving laws in 2007. The regime criminalises any trace of the psychoactive component of cannabis, THC, in the system whilst driving. The federal government, however, legalised the use of medicinal cannabis...
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