Save Redfern Legal Centre

Cash injections into the legal system are very welcome. The Federal Budget 2015 announced $1.3 billion for courts to improve their services, including refurbishments. There was also the promise of $12 million for community legal services and $11.5 million for Aboriginal legal assistance. We just hope that these funds are going to the right places. Read more about Save Redfern Legal Centre[…]

Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Make Bad Bail Law

Let’s take a moment to review the history of bail law in NSW, so that we can appreciate in full the stupidity of the most recent reforms. In 1978 Attorney-General Frank Walker’s reformed bail law entered into force, doing away with the discriminatory system of “cash bail” and introducing a general presumption in favour of Read more about Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Make Bad Bail Law[…]

Media Myths and Male Violence Against Women

Media coverage of male violence against women could actually be exacerbating the problem, and could be partially to blame for disastrously low reporting rates. Statistics measuring non-reporting are obviously difficult to gather with accuracy, but an ABS national survey indicates that 81.1% of women who experienced sexual assault did not report it to the police. Read more about Media Myths and Male Violence Against Women[…]