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Sick Baby Trapped by Cruel Border Bureaucracy

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. The Queensland Government hit a new low this week, refusing to let a family with a sick child drive home from Sydney to quarantine at their isolated rural property, 250 kilometres west of… Continue Reading →

Carry a Mask and ID, or Face Court or a Hefty Fine. We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out.

By Ugur Nedim and Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog It seems that hardly a week goes without the New South Wales government issuing a new public health order, or amending or adding to existing orders. As a consequence, it can… Continue Reading →

Doctors Face Deregistration for Expressing Concerns About COVID Vaccines

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Healthcare professionals have been warned they could be stripped of their ability to practise if they disseminate information about Covid-19 vaccines which regulators consider to be false or misleading. The Medical Board of… Continue Reading →

Victoria Extends ‘State of Emergency’ for Nine Months

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The Victorian Government has extended the jurisdiction’s state of emergency until December 2021, despite falling Covid-19 numbers across the state. Under existing laws, this is the last time a state of emergency can… Continue Reading →

Council Confiscates and Destroys Homeless Woman’s Possessions During Lockdown

By Sonia Hickey, Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. A local council in Perth has confiscated the meagre belongings of a homeless woman located at a public park where she had been sleeping, affixed labels warning of a $5,000 fine for illegal… Continue Reading →

What is a Contempt of Court? A Family Court Saga.

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedhim with Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog A man has taken the extraordinary step of personally suing a Family Court Judge after he was sent to prison for contempt of court during family law proceedings. The story so… Continue Reading →

Victorian Government Faces Court Over Lockdowns

By Sonia Hickey from The Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The Victorian State Government is facing a number of court battles over the curfew and lockdowns imposed during stage four public health restrictions. A cafe owner has commenced civil proceedings against… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Move Towards Authoritarianism Under the Guise of Public Health

By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim In times of uncertainty, people place enormous trust in leaders. And right now, many Australians have placed unwavering faith in the state, territory and federal governments to make sensible decisions to fight the coronavirus… Continue Reading →

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