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Covid-19 Vaccine Approved, But Questions Remain as to Safety and Effectiveness

by Sonia Hickey
The Australian Therapeutic Good Administration has approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination, which means the government will commence planning a rollout. However, concerns have been raised about the rollout strategy as well as the effectiveness of, and potential dangers with, a...

Free Them All: The Government Is Finally Releasing the Medevac Detainees

by Paul Gregoire
The former offshore asylum-seeking detainees that were brought to this country almost two years ago under the now revoked Medevac laws – and have since been locked up in hotels and immigration facilities – are slowly being released into the...

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...

Australian Extremists Aren’t That Different to Capitol Hill Rioters

by Paul Gregoire
As the scope of the storming of Washington’s Capitol Building became clearer with further footage being released, along with a broadening of reports, many Australians remarked that there was no way that sort of scene could transpire in this country....

The PM Has Overseen the Mass Deportation of Kiwis

by Paul Gregoire
“Entry and stay in Australia by noncitizens is a privilege, not a right, and the Australian community expects that the Australian government can and should refuse entry to noncitizens, or cancel their visas, if they do not abide by Australian...

UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Enters Into Force: An Interview With Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope

by Paul Gregoire
Following the storming of the US Capitol Building on 6 January, members of congress called for measures to be taken to prevent outgoing president Donald Trump from launching a nuclear attack during his final days in office. Not only does...

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...

NSW Government Refuses to Require Police to Hand Over Body Camera Footage

by Paul Gregoire
Just prior to the pilot rollout of police body-worn video (BWV) cameras in November 2015, then NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione remarked that the devices “will hold everyone to account for their actions, including police”. “A picture is worth a...

Strip-Searched Girl Seeks to Have Men Excluded from the Courtroom

by Sonia Hickey
The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether men can be banned from the courtroom, in a case that highlights one of the many cultural issues faced by Indigenous Australians within the current justice system. The case centres around...
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