Whooping Cough Lockdown at Parklea Jail

Five prisoners at Parklea Jail test positive for highly contagious whooping cough Parklea Jail, which is privately managed by MTC Broadspectrum, has been placed under lockdown in an attempt to control the spread of whooping cough. This disease is also known as pertussis. Reports have emerged that the five infected prisoners are stable and showing Read more about Whooping Cough Lockdown at Parklea Jail[…]

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Public Officials Behaving Badly: A Victory in Ea v Diaconu [2020]

Could laughter by a police officer in court affect the outcome of a trial? “If public officers will infringe men’s rights, they ought to pay greater damages than other men, to deter and hinder other officers from the like offences. …” Writing in 1703, Chief Justice Holt’s words from Ashby v White1 (despite forgetting the Read more about Public Officials Behaving Badly: A Victory in Ea v Diaconu [2020][…]

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Another Victory for #BLM and Public Assembly: Commissioner of Police v Gray

Commissioner of Police v Taylah Gray: Newcastle BLM Protest O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors  appeared in the NSW Supreme Court on behalf of Taylah Gray, a member of Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties (FISTT). Arguing before Justice Adamson, Ms. Gray successfully challenged a prohibition order sought by the Commissioner of Police, regarding a Black Lives Matter (BLM) Read more about Another Victory for #BLM and Public Assembly: Commissioner of Police v Gray[…]

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NSW Police Violence: Sydney Aboriginal Child Brutalised by 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 Read more about NSW Police Violence: Sydney Aboriginal Child Brutalised by Officers[…]

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Raise the Age Campaign: The Fight Against Arresting/Imprisoning Children Aged 10-13.

Lets Raise the Age for child arrest and / or imprisonment In all Australian jurisdictions, the age that an individual can be charged with a crime is ten years old. As a result, children as young as 10 are being arrested and imprisoned. The Raise the Age campaign has highlighted a staggering 600 children aged Read more about Raise the Age Campaign: The Fight Against Arresting/Imprisoning Children Aged 10-13.[…]

MEDIA RELEASE: NSW Supreme Court Authorises BLM protest in Newcastle for this weekend!

MEDIA RELEASE NSW Supreme Court Authorises BLM protest in Newcastle for this weekend Today, the Supreme Court has refused a police application to prohibit a protest for the Black Lives Matter movement in Newcastle planned for 5 July 2020 this Sunday at 1pm by the Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties (FISTT) group. The protest has Read more about MEDIA RELEASE: NSW Supreme Court Authorises BLM protest in Newcastle for this weekend![…]

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Protests, Demonstrations, Marches, Rallies and the Police – Your Rights

Protests, Demonstrations, Marches, Rallies and the Police: What are your Rights? People around Australia have recently been taking to the streets to voice their concerns with systemic racism, police brutality, and the death of indigenous people in custody. However, protestors are often unsure as to what their rights are when they attend a protest. Do Read more about Protests, Demonstrations, Marches, Rallies and the Police – Your Rights[…]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Commissioner of Police v Taylah Gray

MEDIA RELEASE Commissioner of Police v Taylah Gray Protest organisers for the Black Lives Matter protest to be held 1pm, Sunday 5 July, Civic Park in Newcastle have been informed by the NSW Police Commissioner that their proposal of a public assembly will be taken to the NSW Supreme Court tomorrow morning.  The application by the Read more about MEDIA RELEASE: Commissioner of Police v Taylah Gray[…]

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Last-Minute Justice: Insight from the Lawyers of the Black Lives Matter Protest Case 

Our lawyers behind the scenes on the Black Lives Matter Protest Case It was late on the afternoon of 6 June, when the NSW Court of Appeal was convened to hear an urgent appeal concerning the legality of planned Black Lives Matter protests.  Lawyers from O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, who represented protest organisers in Read more about Last-Minute Justice: Insight from the Lawyers of the Black Lives Matter Protest Case […]

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Have You Been Strip Searched by the NSW Police?

Have NSW Police Strip Searched you? Do you believe you have been illegally strip searched? Are you currently in danger of being illegally strip searched? At O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, we specialise in civil litigation for police misconduct, including for unlawful strip searches. The firm has substantial litigation experience against the NSW Police for Read more about Have You Been Strip Searched by the NSW Police?[…]

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