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NSW Police Emboldened by Anti-Protest Regime, As Blockade Australia Takes the Streets

by Paul Gregoire
As the nation continues to bask in the light of hope the change in federal government has brought, at the street level in Sydney, the authoritarian creep is alive and well and getting stronger as is evidenced by the NSW...

Court Won’t Charge Presenters With Contempt, But Will Instead Ask Them For Undertakings

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
By now, most of the nation knows the story: Channel 10 presenter Lisa Wilkinson spoke glowingly of Parliament House sexual assault complainant Brittany Higgins during her Logies acceptance speech on 19 June 2022, causing the trial of defendant Bruce Lehrmann...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for the Offence of Common Assault

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A male teacher from an exclusive private school in Queensland has pleaded guilty to common assault after shoving a female student in the back with his foot. On 11 October 2021, 41-year old Travis Templar was employed as a teacher...

Channel 10 Hires Top Defamation Barrister and Warns Against Publicly Criticising its Presenter

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that television broadcaster Channel 10 has hired leading Sydney defamation barrister Dr Matthew Collins AM QC to go on the offensive against those who may defame presenter Lisa Wilkinson over comments she made during her Silver...

Whistleblower David McBride Remains the Only One Charged Years After Brereton Report

by Paul Gregoire
Due to mounting evidence that war crimes were being perpetrated by Australian special forces in Afghanistan, the federal Coalition government established the four-year-long Brereton inquiry, which tabled its final report in November 2020. The report recommended that the Australian Federal Police...

The New Bail Act Amendments: Against the Interests of Justice and the Community

by Ugur Nedim
In a typical knee-jerk reaction to sensationalised mainstream media reporting over a handful of thousands of bail applications that go through New South Wales courts every year, the Perrottet government has rushed through amendments to the Bail Act 2013 (‘the...

The Sluggish Demise of Drug Prohibition Is Gaining Momentum

by Paul Gregoire
Right before the pandemic shut down shifted the focus of concern, NSW drug policy was under scrutiny with the then Berejiklian government baulking at pill testing trials to address drug-related deaths at events and rather attempting to shut down the festival industry...

When Will the Prosecution Pursue a Retrial in New South Wales?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A Queensland jury has failed to read a verdict in the trial of a homosexual man accused of sexually assaulting a female friend.  The jury spent 10 hours deliberating but was discharged after being unable to reach a verdict.  The...

What is a Community Correction Order in New South Wales?

by Sonia Hickey
Australian bikini model Stevie Bamford has found herself in trouble with the law again, this time for credit card fraud.  The model made global headlines in 2012 after lying about being sexually assaulted by a tuktuk driver while two other...

Television Presenter Could Face Contempt of Court Charges

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The trial of Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019, was due to begin in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory on Monday. But an acceptance speech by television presenter...
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