Unlawful Imprisonment of Minors Involved in People Smuggling

A group of 50 Indonesian minors who crewed asylum seeker boats are seeking compensation from the Australian government claiming that they were wrongfully imprisoned in adult detention facilities. Some of the minors were detained in maximum security facilities for over 2 years with their human rights neglected. The Australian government has previously faced similar compensation Read more about Unlawful Imprisonment of Minors Involved in People Smuggling[…]

Police Brutality at the Mardi Gras

With Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras coming up we warn attendees to be mindful of police activities. Police brutality is unfortunately a common occurrence at large scale and busy events such as the Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras in 2013 was particularly prone to police using excessive force against attendees. There was a substantial amount of claims made Read more about Police Brutality at the Mardi Gras[…]

Our Recent Criminal Defence Case Studies

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors is continually achieving successful outcomes for our clients. We wanted to share with you our recent case studies so that you can be assured of our expertise, skill and commitment in criminal defence representation. We assisted several clients in getting no conviction recorded by way of Section 10 of the Crimes Act including two young Read more about Our Recent Criminal Defence Case Studies[…]

Slave-Like Treatment in Embassies

The most recent Four Corners’ episode Behind Closed Doors has revealed that, behind the doors of diplomatic embassies domestic staff are trapped in slave-like working conditions. This is extremely concerning given that these places are isolated and hidden from plain sight. Vulnerable and helpless embassy workers Before coming to Australia these workers agree to enter Read more about Slave-Like Treatment in Embassies[…]

Make a Submission to the Banking Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry holds its first public hearing today. The fact is that many people’s lives and livelihoods have been devastated by ruthless and greedy misconduct within the financial services industry. The Royal Commission represents an opportunity to thoroughly examine the corporate mentality of these institutions and Read more about Make a Submission to the Banking Royal Commission[…]