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Dictator Dan’s Legacy: Australia’s Worst of the Worst Slithers Away

Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Social media went into overdrive last week, with memes and commentary, mostly in celebration at the surprise resignation of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.  It’s not easy to reconcile the reaction, particularly from Victorians, who… Continue Reading →

World Health Organisation Finally Acknowledges COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The organisation that has been instrumental in the response to Covid-19, including the push for universal, preliminarily-tested vaccinations by big pharmaceutical companies, has quietly published a report acknowledging the potentially adverse effects of… Continue Reading →

The Incremental Gifting of Australian Military Control to the United States Is Alive and Well

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Veteran journalist Brian Toohey outlines in 2019’s Secret that US intelligence agents weren’t too keen on then Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam’s mid-1970s questioning of the viability of US government operations at local military installations… Continue Reading →

Australian Cocaine Use Highest in the World: Calls for Legalisation in the Wake of a Spate of Shootings

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Released in June, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime World Drug Report 2023 outlines that the Australian use of the illegal drug cocaine is per capita the highest in the world, whilst Sydney has long been… Continue Reading →

Will New Federal Laws Protect Australians From Disinformation or Serve to Silence Political Dissent?

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. The freedom of expression the internet has brought to the global community has always posed an issue for governments, as the information they disseminate can now more easily and openly be questioned and… Continue Reading →

A Cluster of Monsters: Illegal Munitions, North Atlantic Expansion and Vassal States

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog At the White House last Friday, US national security advisor Jake Sullivan dropped it on the globe that the Biden administration, despite its having held off for a long as it could, will now be… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Totalitarian Rush: VicRoads Cancels ‘DANOUT’ Number Plates for Being ‘Offensive and Inappropriate’

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The Melbourne Man who had cheeky and harmless number plates that mention Victoria’s Premier, Dan Andrews, has had to give them up in order to be able to drive.  Peter Dunlevie received a… Continue Reading →

A Pandemic Treaty On its Way: Australia is Signing Up For A Globalist Nightmare

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Just as ‘State of Emergency Powers’ enacted by Governments in Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic ease, there’s a push for emergency control occurring on a global scale, led by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Currently… Continue Reading →

Robot Lawyer Set to Argue First Case

Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Welcome to 2023, a time when advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have come so far that a robot lawyer is ready to argue its first cases in a real courtroom. Artificial intelligence developed by… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022: Northern Territory Government Continues Youth Detention Torture Regime at Don Dale

Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog: Paul Gregoire. Six years after Four Corners exposed the atrocities being perpetrated upon children at Darwin’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre – and the subsequent push for reforms in its wake – the Northern Territory government has successfully… Continue Reading →

Best of 2022: PayPal Blocks Multiple Alternative Media Figures Critical of US Empire Narratives

By Caitlin Johnstone In what appears to be yet another escalation in Silicon Valley’s redoubled efforts to quash dissident voices since the beginning of the Ukraine war, PayPal has just blocked the accounts of multiple alternative media voices who’ve been… Continue Reading →

Australia Signs Declaration to Introduce COVID Vaccine Passports

Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. At this year’s G20 Summit in Indonesia, the twenty participating world leaders signed a declaration to introduce vaccine passports for their respective jurisdictions, with the stated intention of creating a global verification system to… Continue Reading →

Covid Dictator’s Days in Politics are Done

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard is set to retire from politics after three decades in Parliament.  While Mr Hazzard was instrumental in facilitating the decriminalisation of abortion in New South Wales in 2019,… Continue Reading →

Australian Government and Opposition in Bed On National Security

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. The twilights years of the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison government were marked by the realisation that the framework of national security and terrorism laws passed over the last decades had become so broad that the much-warned-of… Continue Reading →

Inside Bangkok’s Legal Cannabis Café

Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Bangkok’s backpacker mecca Khao San Road has gone through a lot of changes over recent decades. The slick neon-lit bars lining much of the street are a far cry from the more down-home establishments… Continue Reading →

Australian Police Claim Ignorance of the Law, As They Continue to Illegally Strip-Search Kids

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. More than 4,000 strip searches were carried out in New South Wales between July 2020 and May 2022 – 100 of them on children and young people.  The alarming figures include more than… Continue Reading →

Prosecution for Profit: New South Wales Government Expands Power to Seize Unexplained Wealth

Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Acting NSW police commissioner David Hudson flagged the scenario of his officers pulling up a young person driving a luxury sports car and questioning them as to how they came to be behind the… Continue Reading →

Queensland’s Police Commissioner Under Fire Over Vaccine Mandates

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carrol has come under fire in the Supreme Court over her directive last year compelling officers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to keep their jobs A number of Queensland… Continue Reading →

Governments Benefit From Drug Prohibition to the Detriment of Public Health

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Politicians across the globe choose to disregard the overwhelming and mounting evidence that drug prohibition has been an abject failure. The century-old experiment of outlawing most popular psychoactive drugs, with the major exception… Continue Reading →

The Destruction of the Pilliga: Australia’s Most Fabled Forest

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Much of Sydney’s housing of the 1950s was built from the region’s prized cypress pine; before the timber industry was progressively, and controversially, closed down through environmental activism and safety regulations impacting the… Continue Reading →

Julian to the Slaughter, as UK Moves Towards US Model of Killing Press Freedoms

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The Westminster Magistrates Court approved the extradition of journalist Julian Assange to the US on 20 April. The proceedings were a mere formality, as the High Court had overturned its original decision not to… Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Overdoses

An Interview with Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League CEO Jake Docker: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Despite being an abject failure from its inception, the war on drugs continues and its casualties are mounting. Although its victims are not… Continue Reading →

“Quiet Australians” Are Realising Morrison Doesn’t Care About Them

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Australia is now in an election year, and the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison must face a dispirited, disillusioned and disengaged electorate sometime before June, most likely in May. The nation’s already absurd… Continue Reading →

The Djokovic Saga: Another Example of Australian Authoritarianism at Work

Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be well aware that Novak Djokovic lost his fight to stay in Australia and compete in the Australian Open, and has now left the country. Initial… Continue Reading →

A “Totalitarian Regime With a Sunny Climate”: David McBride on Australia’s Whistle Blower Persecution. The Best of 2021.

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog “I am appalled by what our country has become,” said former Australian Defence Force lawyer David McBride. “I grew up in the shadow of the Second World War. I believed all that. And… Continue Reading →

Doctors Face Deregistration for Expressing Concerns About COVID Vaccines. The Best of 2021.

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 Best of 2021. Originally published 11 March. 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… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 and the Global Shift Towards Authoritarian Governance. The Best of 2021.

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Despite recurring lockdowns globally, COVID-19 continues to plague the planet. The pandemic toll on 29 January 2021 stands at 101 million cases worldwide, 56 million recoveries, and 2.19 million deaths as a result… Continue Reading →

Doctors Warn Assange’s Health Can’t Take Anymore State Sanctioned Torture

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. The US and the UK governments have been slowly torturing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for the last decade via a range of measures, including the deprivation of liberty, prolonged isolation, medical neglect and… Continue Reading →

Yet Another Supreme Court Challenge Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Has Failed

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Days following the lifting of the Sydney lockdown, the NSW Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case commonly known as Kassam versus Hazzard, which saw plaintiffs challenge aspects of… Continue Reading →

New South Wales Is Incarcerating First Nations People for Fishing in Their Own Waters

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. “They’ve been prosecuting our people down here for cultural fishing,” said Wally Stewart. “There is a law that gives us a right to fish, which is section 211 of the Native Title Act. And it’s… Continue Reading →

Australian Courts Clogged with Challenges to Thousands of COVID-19 Fines

Sophie Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. In New South Wales alone more than 7,000 people have sought reviews of Covid fines over the past several months, and most have failed, with only one in ten of the reviews lodged with Revenue… Continue Reading →

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