Sex Offender Refused Bail After Luring 7-Year-Old Girl

A sex offender accused of abducting a young girl in a Sydney suburb has been refused bail. Christopher Irwin, 34, was arrested last Friday after allegedly luring a seven-year-old girl away from the front yard of her grandmother’s home in Macquarie Fields. It is alleged the predator asked the girl, “Do you want to see Read more about Sex Offender Refused Bail After Luring 7-Year-Old Girl[…]

Abusive Treatment of Children in Juvenile Justice

Young Indigenous people are 17 times more likely to be in detention than other Australians. Despite only 5% of the general population are Aboriginal persons aged 10-17, they make up almost half of those under youth justice supervision. The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare youth justice report also found 39% of young Indigenous people were Read more about Abusive Treatment of Children in Juvenile Justice[…]

Geoffrey Rush Wins $2.9 Million on #MeToo Defamation Case

Geoffrey Rush was awarded a staggering $2.9 million after winning his defamation case against The Daily Telegraph. The Oscar-winner, 67, was wrongfully accused of “inappropriate behaviour” towards a female co-star in a series of reports by the newspaper publication. Record breaking defamation payout: economic loss, compensatory aggravated damages The record-breaking defamation payout included $1.98 million Read more about Geoffrey Rush Wins $2.9 Million on #MeToo Defamation Case[…]

New drink-driving laws come into effect in NSW today

Motorists caught drink-driving or drug-driving on NSW roads will lose their licence under strict new laws that come into effect from today. Any driver, even if they are a first time or low-range offender, will receive an immediate three-month licence suspension and also cop an on-the-spot fine of $561. A low-range reading is considered anything between 0.05% and Read more about New drink-driving laws come into effect in NSW today[…]

Hate Crime Rarely Prosecuted in Australia

With the recent tragic events of Christchurch and Sri Lanka, some have called hate crime laws into question for their lack of use in Australia. Only 21 people have received convictions for hate crimes, despite the thousands of reported offences involving discrimination across the nation. Disturbingly, a recent study revealed approximately three offences have classifications Read more about Hate Crime Rarely Prosecuted in Australia[…]

Labor Party Aims to Tackle Indigenous Incarceration Crisis

The Labor Party has announced it will fund an additional $107 million to cut down the rate of Indigenous incarceration if it wins the next election. The ALP pledges to make jail a ‘last resort’ solution and will focus on justice targets for Indigenous people. This funding package includes $44 million for legal aid, $21.75 Read more about Labor Party Aims to Tackle Indigenous Incarceration Crisis[…]

Lawyer X Saga: Mixing Business With Pleasure

The secrets and scandals surrounding Nicola Gobbo, the former criminal barrister turned police informant, have surfaced this week. The first public hearing of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants included shocking admissions by Victoria Police. These related to professional misconduct and improper interactions with Ms Gobbo. This disgraceful saga of Lawyer X Read more about Lawyer X Saga: Mixing Business With Pleasure[…]

New NT Bill Bolsters Juvenile Injustice

The Northern Territory (NT) Government aims 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. These are failures which continue to exist, Read more about New NT Bill Bolsters Juvenile Injustice[…]