News Category: National

Serial Hate Preacher Arrested Over Threats


Police have arrested and charged prolific hate preacher Nathan Sykes for allegedly making threats of violence against a Melbourne journalist. The ‘lieutenant’ of Australia’s most prominent white supremacist Jim Saleam, Mr Sykes has been charged with a number of offences including using a carriage service to threaten serious harm. The arrest comes after years of ...

The Intrusions Increase: Police Are Conducting Strip Searches at Train Stations


On Wednesday 13 March, photos emerged on Facebook that showed NSW police officers on a platform at Sydney’s Central station at 2.25 pm, accompanied by sniffer dogs and with strip search tents set up on the side of the walkway. This was not some law enforcement operation in response to information regarding a terrorist threat. ...

Turkish President Threatens to Send Hateful Aussies Back in Coffins


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caused a diplomatic storm after criticising the role of the Anzacs in the allied invasion of Turkey. The Gallipoli landing of 25 April 1915 is etched into the history of both Turkey and allied nations, with 165,000 Turks and 57,000 allies losing their lives in the ensuing fighting. Turkey ...

The NSW Government’s Relentless Assault on Civil Liberties


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim As the state election is looming, political commentators all agree that the results are going to be tight, so it might be a good time to reflect on the assault the O’Farrell/ Baird/ Berejiklian government has perpetrated upon NSW citizens’ civil liberties during its time in office. From the ...

Christchurch: True Blue Aussie Terrorism


As an Anglo-Australian man stormed into the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in Christchurch last Friday afternoon, Haji-Daoud Nabi greeted his assailant at the door with the words, “Hello, brother. Welcome”. And for this the 71-year-old Afghan man lost his life. It would be easy to say that the 28-year-old man disgraced Australia, however ...

Terrorist Attack in Christchurch – The Volcano Set to Erupt


Meticulously cultivated, Islamophobia is an uncontrollable force – one that pushed through the brittle surface on Friday 15th March 2019 to take the lives of 50 innocent men, women and children. There was nothing shocking about what occurred on that dark day, or even surprising. The wholesale demonisation of Muslims is something that has gone ...

Journalist Manhandled by Premier’s Minders


The Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, was in Brunswick Heads, a popular tourist spot on the state’s North Coast, when a local journalist attempted to make his way towards her to ask questions. Instead of getting anywhere near the Premier, the journalist was manhandled by her minders and taken in the opposite direction. ...

Fraser Anning’s Reaction to Being Egged: Assault or Self-Defence?


Most agree that Queensland senator Faser Anning’s public response to the terrorist massacre in Christchurch where 50 defenceless Muslims – including children – were slaughtered as they prayed in two mosques, has been nothing short of disgraceful. As a result, the senator has been censured by parliament and both the prime minister and opposition leader ...

John Pat’s Death in Custody: The Impetus for the Royal Commission


As Ashley James went to make a purchase at the bottle shop of the Victoria Hotel in Roebourne WA on 28 September 1983, a barmaid heard one of five off-duty police officers, who’d all been drinking heavily, snarl at the young local Aboriginal man, “We’ll get you, you black cunt.” Situated on the lands of ...

Eliminating Hep C: An Interview With Hepatitis NSW CEO Stuart Loveday


Australia is fortunate to have around 800 needle and syringe program (NSP) locations nationwide distributing at least 30 million pieces of sterile injecting equipment annually to the estimated 68,000 to 118,000 people who inject drugs throughout the country. This harm reduction approach to blood-borne viruses was instigated by Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation president Dr ...