Sydney councils rake in almost $17m in parking fines in 10 months

Between June 2020 and March 2021, almost 1.1 million fines were issued totaling a mammoth $16.89 million in revenue for local governments. The City of Sydney handed out 230,772 fines alone, with the Inner West Council area handing our more than 92,000 tickets. The data was compiled by NRMA and evidences the need for technology …

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Sydney councils rake in CLOSE TO $17m in parking fines in 10 months

George Duncan: the catalyst of LGBTQI criminal justice reform

Dr George Duncan was a law lecturer at the University of Adelaide who drowned after being thrown in the River Torrens on 10 May 1972. The men believed to be responsible for his death were police officers, who knew that the area was a well-known gay beat. Duncan’s murder was a key catalyst in criminal …

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George Duncan the catalyst of LGBTQI criminal justice reform

Australian Sports Commission apologises to gymnasts after revelations of abuse

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has apologised to gymnasts after revelations of abuse detailed in a Human Rights Commission report. The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) released an independent report on the practices of gymnastics in Australia. This is following allegations from former female gymnasts who attended the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. …

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Australian Sports Commission apologises to gymnasts after revelations of abuse

Rise in Queensland police officers accused of domestic violence

Last year, 84 Queensland police officers were respondents in domestic violence protection orders. A senior officer cited a concerning increase in the number of officers accused of domestic violence. He said that the organisation was “grappling” with how to respond. Assistant Commissioner of QLD Police Brian Codd told Guardian Australia that he couldn’t offer a “100% guarantee” …

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Rise in Queensland police officers accused of domestic violence

Government announces Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that the Government will be recommending that the Governor-General establish a Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. The Royal Commission is set to examine the systemic issues within the force that contribute to the high number of suicides from past or current serving members. Between 2001 and 2017, …

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Government announces Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Ice Inquiry Commissioner deeply disappointed in NSW Government inadequate response

The Commissioner of the Ice Inquiry has criticised the NSW government for missing a once-in-a-generation opportunity for drug reform. Professor Dan Howard SC handed down the landmark report almost 15 months ago. However, the government has failed to adequately respond to the report. Five recommendations have been outright rejected by the Government, including pill testing …

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Ice Inquiry Commissioner deeply disappointed in NSW Government inadequate response

25 years on from Port Arthur Massacre and NSW still has over a million firearms

A quarter of a century on from Australia’s deadly Port Arthur Massacre, NSW has over a million registered guns statewide. The total number of registered guns has increased steadily by 11 per cent over the four years between 2016 and 2020, according to NSW Police data. Greens MP David Shoebridge was concerned about the growing …

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OVER ONE MILLION FIREARMS IN NSW ALONE, 25 YEARS ON FROM PORT ARTHUR MASSACRE

Almost one in six public servants sexually harrassed in workplace

Almost one in six public servants have been subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a union survey. The survey from the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) found that 16 per cent of respondents had experienced sexual harassment in their current workplace. The CPSU spoke to 3,280 public servants as part of …

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Almost one in six public servants sexually harrassed in workplace

First Nations brand Clothing The Gap ordered to rebrand after battle with clothing giant GAP

First Nations brand Clothing The Gap has been ordered to rebrand after a two-year legal battle with US clothing giant, GAP. The locally-run social enterprise based in Naarm ( the Wurundjeri word for Melbourne) has added an ‘S’ to the end of their brand to avoid confusion with the US company. Closing the Gap on …

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First Nations brand Clothing The Gap ordered to rebrand after battle with clothing giant GAP

Nine apologises to John Hewson following defamation settlement

Channel Nine has apologised to former Liberal leader John Hewson following a defamation action that his lawyers filed in the Federal Court last year. Just days before the trial was to commence, the parties dispensed with proceedings by entering into a confidential settlement. Channel Nine have since made the following apology Dr Hewson on their …

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