Protest over black deaths in custody

Victoria moves to overhaul investigation process of deaths in custody

The Victorian Coroners Court has announced it will fast-track investigations into Indigenous deaths in custody as part of an  overhaul. The changes announced include: the coroners will immediately attend the scene of an Indigenous death in custody; a specialist Koori court […]

Strip Search NSW Police Unlawful

Indigenous People in Regional Communities Targeted by Strip Searches

Data has revealed that Indigenous people in NSW regional communities are excessively targeted with invasive police strip searches. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales are disproportionately targeted for police strip searches. Redfern Legal Centre revealed that […]

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Champion of women’s rights Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away over the weekend, leaving a large hole in the hearts of many Americans. The 87-year-old justice lost her battle due to complications with pancreatic cancer, while still sitting on the bench. […]

Immigration Australia visa stamp

Syrian man released from immigration detention

The Federal Court has stated that a Syrian man who was sent to immigration detention after his visa was revoked was falsely imprisoned and is entitled to damages. The man should have been sent back to his home country but […]

Restore the right to protest poster: Democracy is Essential

Restore the right to protest in NSW

O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors proudly endorse the campaign to restore the right to protest in NSW. The “Democracy is Essential” campaign is kicking off tomorrow night with NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge and former NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon speaking […]

Queensland prisoners granted the right to vote in State elections

Queensland inmates granted the right to vote in State elections

History will be made in October when thousands of prisoners at correctional centres across Queensland will be given the right to vote at the upcoming state election. In January, the Queensland Government passed laws lifting the incredibly restrictive prisoner voting […]

Talking with T – A podcast on Blackness

Talking with T – A podcast on Blackness Civil liberties and First Nations advocate Taylah Gray has just launched a podcast entitled “Talking with T“. The Wiradjuri woman and final year law student was at the centre of the #blacklivesmatter […]

Lady Justice in front of Aboriginal flag

Indigenous woman found dead in Brisbane watch house

Indigenous woman found dead in Brisbane watch house An Indigenous woman has been found deceased in her cell in a Brisbane watch house this morning. The 48-year-old woman was remanded in custody since Monday. She was appearing before the Magistrates […]

Police body cameras

Body worn video cameras only turned on when the officer decides

Body worn video cameras only turned on when the officer decides The NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) has released the review of the legal framework surrounding body-worn video cameras. As of February 2020, NSW Police had rolled out […]