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Governments Benefit From Drug Prohibition to the Detriment of Public Health

by Paul Gregoire
In a similar manner to the way governments like ours in Australia, continue to ignore warnings about the climate crisis coming from scientists, politicians across the globe choose to disregard the overwhelming and mounting evidence that drug prohibition has been...

The Offence of Failing to Vote in an Australian Federal Election

by Sonia Hickey
Unless you have been living under a rock over the past several weeks, you’ll know that the Federal Election 2022 is being held nationally tomorrow.   The offence of failing to vote in an Australian federal election Voting is compulsory...

Over 200,000 Australians Could Be Prohibited from Voting in Federal Election

by Sonia Hickey
Understandably, there’s public outrage over a recent decision by the Australian Electoral Commission which could – unless quickly reversed or rectified – prevent more than 200,000 people from voting in this weekend’s federal election. The ruling essentially means that anyone...

Retired Judges Call for Federal ICAC, “Despite Recent Criticisms” From PM

by Paul Gregoire
Thirty one former Australian judges released an open letter on Monday addressed to the leaders of all major and minor parties running in this Saturday’s federal election, highlighting the urgency for a National Integrity Commission to be established. The ex-judicial officers...

Convicted Multiple Child Murderer to Have Case Reassessed

by Sonia Hickey
A woman convicted of killing her four children will have the case against her reassessed after the New South Wales Attorney-General recommended a fresh look at her case.  The story so far… In 2003 Kathleen Folbigg was convicted of the murder of...

Dutton Loses Defamation Case

by Sonia Hickey
Refugee advocate Shane Bazzzi has won his appeal in a defamation case brought by Defence Minister Peter Dutton.  The tweet The case centred on a 2019 tweet by Mr Bazzi in which he labelled Mr Dutton a ‘rape apologist’. The tweet...

“I Can Be a Bit of a Bulldozer”: Morrison Concedes Election Loss a Week Before Polling

by Paul Gregoire
“Australians know that I can be a bit of a bulldozer when it comes to issues, and I suspect you guys know that too,” Morrison told reporters on 13 May. “But, you know, over the last two years, that’s been pretty...

“Don’t Waste Your Vote on a Major Party”: The New Rallying Cry This Federal Election

by Paul Gregoire
Not so long ago, when the country paused to take the nationwide visit to the ballot box to vote on who might govern the country for the next term of parliament, an admission that one was voting for a minor...

The Liar from the Shire Strikes Again

by Sonia Hickey
A lot of leaders, at all times throughout history have been caught telling fibs. The small lies that are often trotted out under the guise of ‘Public Relations’ but which can, and sometimes do, eventually get found out.  But Scott...

Aboriginal Death in Custody Was Preventable, Inquest Hears

by Sonia Hickey
The inquest into the death of an Aboriginal woman taken into custody after being refused bail over suspected shoplifting offences has heard that there were multiple opportunities to help her, which went ignored by ‘arrogant’ prison staff.  Yorta Yorta woman...
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