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“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 →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Journalist John Stapleton on the Government’s COVID Response. The Best of 2021.

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Tensions are high in the Sydney region as the population looks towards its tenth week in lockdown, without any clear understanding of when it will be coming out of the home confinement it’s… Continue Reading →

Australia Breaks Apart: NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard Seeks to Extend Pandemic Powers Until 2023

By Sophie Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. The NSW Health Minister wants to extend emergency powers across the state until as late as October 2023. The proposition has angered a number of coalition MPs who believe that doing so is… Continue Reading →

Surveillance State Grows Under the Cover of COVID

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Just quietly over the past couple of months, with the rest of Australia conveniently distracted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has introduced draft legislation with a view to creating what it… Continue Reading →

COVID Restriction Breaches Were Driven by Police Enforcement, Report Finds

BY Paul Gregoire. Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. The measures that were set in place by the Berejiklian government in NSW in response to the outbreak of the Delta strain of COVID-19 were extreme. Designed to prevent the mass death that… Continue Reading →

Outspoken Deputy President of Australia’s Fair Work Commission can no longer hear Vaccine Mandates Cases: Off to the Retraining Camps

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Vaccine Mandates are creating havoc and promoting demonstrations around the world, no more so than in Australia. The Fair Work Commission’s Deputy President, Lyndall Dean, who expressed her views against vaccine mandates in… Continue Reading →

With No Australian Bill of Rights, Freedom Fighting Anti-Vaccine Mandate Case Kassam v Hazzard Was Bound to Fail: An Interview With Professor George Williams

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog NSW Supreme Court Justice Robert Beech-Jones delivered his ruling on the Kassam versus Hazzard case, which raised close to a dozen grounds contesting the validity of public health order restrictions, as well as vaccine mandates,… Continue Reading →

Workers Push Back Against Covid-19 Vaccination Mandates

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The mandating of highly controversial vaccines, that is forcing a medical procedure onto an often reluctant populace, is creating havoc all around the world. No more so than in Australia, where this month… Continue Reading →

Businesses Choose to Stay Closed Rather Than Discriminate

As Greater Sydney starts to open up this week, and a range of new public health orders come into force across the state, several businesses have chosen to remain closed until everyone is allowed entry, rather than refuse unvaccinated customers. A… Continue Reading →

Berejiklian’s “Shock Resignation” Was No Shock at All

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Many who watched the final press conference in which Gladys Berejiklian resigned from politics, have been wondering why the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)  had chosen a critical time in the State’s fight… Continue Reading →

As Lockdowns Lift, the COVID Policing Hangover Is Coming

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Soon the lockdowns will end. The disparities in the enforcement of public health measures will disappear. Most who have been forced to stay at home will return to work. The vaccination drive will… Continue Reading →

Vaccine Mandates: Appeal Against Fair Work Commission

By Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Last week, a full three member bench of the Fair Work Commission refused former aged-care facility receptionist, Jennifer Kimber’s, application to appeal a single member decision in April 2021 which found she had not been unfairly dismissed… Continue Reading →

Police Brutally Assault Anti-Lockdown Protester

By Sonia Hickey. Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. In amongst all the footage of this week’s Melbourne protests, a horrific video has emerged of a police officer approaching a man from behind and violently throwing him head first to the ground at Flinders… Continue Reading →

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 →

Ever-Expanding COVID Rules are Making Criminals Out of Law-Abiding Citizens

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Just so we’re all clear, a virus is an infectious agent that only replicates itself within the cells of living organisms. A virus is too small to be seen under a microscope. And… Continue Reading →

Proposed Law Seeks to Prohibit ‘COVID Passports’

By Sonia HIckey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog A Private Member’s Bill introduced in Federal Parliament aims to prohibit the introduction of COVID passports for use in Australia. The No Domestic COVID Vaccine Passports Bill 2021 has been put forth by Craig Kelly,… 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 →

Heavy-handed Covid Policing: The Discriminatory Sweep of Southwestern Sydney

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. On 3 July, the initial, and thought to be only, Saturday of the “soft” Sydney lockdown, premier Gladys Berejiklian at her 11am announcement, jovially empathised with locals about the weather being “great” and asked… Continue Reading →

“They Say Accident, We Say Murder”: Australia’s First Nations’ Custodial Deaths

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. “This shows how our government facilities and systems will treat you if your skin colour is black,” declared Dunghutti activist Paul Silva at the 10 April Stop All Black Deaths in Custody Rally in Sydney…. Continue Reading →

Calls for Justice as the System Fails Mhelody Bruno: An Interview With Artist Bhenji Ra

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The 20th November is Trans Remembrance Day. And on this date last year, it was announced that 350 trans and gender diverse people had been killed globally over the course of the 12 months prior…. Continue Reading →

The Fear of Terrorism Does Not Justify the Wholesale Removal of Citizens’ Rights

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog Home affairs minister Peter Dutton slid through his ASIO Bill 2020 with bipartisan approval on the final sitting day of parliament last year. The usual suspect, the fear of terrorism, was cited as justification for the passing… Continue Reading →

Morrison Drafts Laws to Placate Murdoch, as Google Threatens to Pull the Plug

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Since the advent of the internet, data has increasingly risen in worth to the point that these days it’s the most valuable resource on the planet. Over that same time frame, consumers have become increasingly… 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 →

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