New NT Bill Bolsters Juvenile Injustice

The Northern Territory (NT) Government has aimed to pass new youth justice laws, which contradict, undermine, and go against the damning findings and recommendations from Don Dale Detention Centre. The Royal Commission’s (RC) Report of 2017 found “shocking and systemic failures” over many years in the youth prison system; failures which continue to exist, unrectified Read more about New NT Bill Bolsters Juvenile Injustice[…]

High Court Clarifies Meaning of Criminal Damage

Grajewski v Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) [2019] HCA 8 This week, the High Court handed down its majority decision in the matter of Grajewski v Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW). As reported last year, O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors represented the appellant, Paul Grajewski, a protestor who harnessed himself to a ship loader at a Read more about High Court Clarifies Meaning of Criminal Damage[…]

Cardinal George Pell Guilty of Grave Sins

In a time of child abuse scandals and cover-ups surrounding the Catholic Church, Cardinal George Pell was found guilty of five charges last week for child sexual offences by a unanimous jury verdict. Pell, the Vatican Treasurer and third most senior Catholic official in the world, was convicted for one count of sexually penetrating a Read more about Cardinal George Pell Guilty of Grave Sins[…]