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Aboriginal child brutalised by NSW Police officers

Police brutality against a young Aboriginal boy The NSW Police Force continue to display disturbing tendencies with the emergence of footage showing a young boy surrounded by four Sydney police officers while he is held against a fence, pleading with the officers. The obviously distressed child is restrained by male police officers who bark orders …

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NSW Government secretly paid millions to victims of a teacher it admits was a paedophile

Child sexual abuser preys on indigenous boys in Dubbo and other towns including Bourke and Gilgandra Since April 2018, the NSW Education Department has paid millions of dollars between 14 different indigenous male child sexual abuse victims from across western NSW. The majority of these victims attended schools in Dubbo, and the Department has openly …

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Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program (CIDP): Peter O’Brien on ABC Radio

Peter O’Brien appeared on ABC Radio Sydney on June 2, 2020 to speak about CIDP. This was follow up to his letter to the Attorney General on the Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program (CIDP) and the article from the Sydney Morning Herald on that same day. You can listen to his interview, hosted by James Valentine, …

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Appeal court finds that media companies are publishers of third party Facebook comments

MEDIA RELEASE – 1 JUNE 2020 The NSW Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, today released its decision in the matter of Fairfax, Nationwide News and Australian News Channel v Voller. In the first case of its kind in this country, this is a landmark decision that will alter the face of how social media is …

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Perth man lodges $350,000 defamation claim over Slack group chat comments

Perth man and operator of E-Station, a supplier of EV (electric vehicle) charging equipment, Patrick Finnegan, is suing for defamation as a result of three mens’ comments via the through the business social media outlet Slack.  Mr. Finnegan is seeking a claim of $350,000 in general damages as well as aggravated and special damages through …

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Call for the NT to ban “police cages” for transporting kids

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors are supporting the  Amnesty International campaign and petition to stop NT police transporting children in “police cages”. This practise is a breach of human rights against international standards, specifically rule 73.2 of the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules regarding the Treatment of Prisoners.  This inhumane practise is occurring for prolonged periods …

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Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program (CIDP) – a letter of appeal to the Minister

Cognitive Impairment Diversion Program (CIDP) funding to be discontinued We sent the following Letter in support of the CIDP sent to the NSW Attorney General this morning. You can see the PDF watermarked letter containing here. The full text of the letter is below. The reason behind this letter is that we have been recently …

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Garbage Truck Driver Not Guilty of Dangerous Driving in Tragic Dee Why Accident

Northern Beaches accident results in death of a grandmother On 7 May 2020, Mr Teremoana Tekii, the driver of the garbage truck which brought about the unfortunate death of Ms Hane Mathieson on 8 February 2018 at Dee Why, was cleared by the court of dangerous driving causing death.  Prior to the collision, Ms Mathieson …

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Mr Teremoana Tekii’s statement on tragic Dee Why garbage truck accident

MEDIA RELEASE R v TEKII Following his acquittal in the Sydney District Court today, garbage truck driver, Mr Teremoana Tekii has instructed us to release the following statement: “Mr Tekii is extremely relieved with the decision. He and his family have been under an immense level of stress and anxiety throughout the criminal justice process …

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High Court Appeal on arson and fraud: A Mysterious Case Where Common Sense Prevailed

Man accused of burning down his own house by Queensland Police On a July evening in 2015 Eamonn Coughlan was walking away from his holiday home on Bribie Island in Queensland when an explosion occurred, setting fire to the house causing it to be destroyed. He escaped this fire on his motorbike and cleaned himself …

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