CASE STUDY: Residual Liberty, False Imprisonment and Asylum Seekers

O’Brien Solicitor’s Peter O’Brien and our civil lawyer were the instructing solicitors in this case. SU v Commonwealth of Australia, BS v Commonwealth of Australia Key Words: New law – residual liberty – criminal detention – immigration detention – Migration Act 1958 (Cth) Sections 189, 196, 233C – Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) Section 3W – asylum Read more about CASE STUDY: Residual Liberty, False Imprisonment and Asylum Seekers[…]

Royal Commission: Peter O’Brien Examines Cardinal Pell

Last Thursday, Peter O’Brien assisted the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse during the questioning of Cardinal George Pell. Peter’s examination was remarkable for its directness. In fact, several news agencies actually did remark on it, including the Ballarat Courier, The Australian and the ABC. Peter’s uncompromising line of questioning elicited several concessions Read more about Royal Commission: Peter O’Brien Examines Cardinal Pell[…]

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