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Christmas Island detainee’s tooth knocked loose as head pushed into concrete floor

A detainee asylum seeker at Christmas Island was subdued by five guards when his head was pressed down into the ground, knocking loose one of his teeth. CCTV footage, obtained through freedom of information laws, shows Mr FE* appearing to be punched before he was wrestled to the ground. His head is turned to the side …

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Eighty-two Victoria Police Officers charged with DV – no convictions recorded

Between 2015 and 2019, 82 Victoria Police officers were charged with family violence offences. Only one officer was found guilty and no convictions were recorded. The charges ranged from contravening family violence intervention orders to rape, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and threats to kill. Of those 82 officers, 68 were male and 14 female. Only …

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Police officer slams Indigenous man’s head into wall at Goulburn Police Station

A NSW police officer continued to serve after being charged with assaulting an Indigenous man at Goulburn Police Station in January 2019. Patrick Little, a then-18-year-old Indigenous man, was arrested for affray and taken to Goulburn Police station before being assaulted by police. Little is seen to get out of the back of the Police …

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Law Professor Simon Rice thrown to ground by NSW Police after observing Sydney Uni protest

Professor Simon Rice was pushed to the ground by NSW Police during a peaceful protest against University staff cuts and fee hikes at the University of Sydney yesterday. Professor Rice was acting as a legal observer, as part of research into protest. He was then thrown to the ground, arrested and fined by police. He …

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Domestic violence services need an extra 123 lawyers & $25 mill for COVID-19

Domestic violence services have stated that they need 123 more lawyers and an additional $25 million in funding to be able to cope with the influx of DV victims during the COVID-19 crisis. The Senate COVID-19 committee last week heard that legal groups were struggling to meet demand during the pandemic. The same groups stated …

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Meet the Indigenous Tik Tok Creators Educating Gen Z

Meet the Indigenous TikTok stars educating Gen Z A whopping 1.6 million Australians are regular TikTok users, according to Business Insider. Many people disregard the platform as for children only, however many generations have taken to the platform. In the past year, TikTok creators have been educating on misinformation and rallying behind protesters for #blacklivesmatter. …

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Has Domestic Violence Increased or Decreased during COVID-19?

According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), domestic violence has not increased during COVID-19. Calls to the NSW Domestic Violence Line also showed no evidence of COVID-related increase. However, a survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) found otherwise. The survey stated that two-thirds of women already suffering from …

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Can psychological abuse be considered Grievous Bodily Harm?

***A warning to readers that the following article describes domestic violence scenarios*** Compensation for an Abusive Relationship For two years, Evelyn* had been in an abusive relationship with a man in Taree on NSW’s Mid North Coast. In mid-2018, Evelyn lodged an application under the Victims Support Scheme.  This scheme helps compensate individuals who are …

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Media Statement from Paul Silva – Supreme Court decision on Justice for David Dungay Jnr protest.

NSW SUPREME COURT DECISION- 26 JULY REGARDING DAVID DUNGAY JR PROTEST ON TUESDAY 28 JULY 2020 O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors instructing Ms Felicity Graham, barrister, have litigated against the NSW Police Commissioner‘s attempts to prohibit the Justice for David Dungay protest. MEDIA RELEASE STATEMENT FROM MR PAUL SILVA “Me and my family are disappointed …

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Police brutality: Sydney police officer Tasers kneeling Aboriginal man in the face

NSW Police Officer Tasers Compliant Aboriginal Man in the Face in Paddington Footage has emerged of police brutality with a NSW Police Officer discharging his taser into the face of Kris Lovelock, a 32-year-old Aboriginal man who was kneeling on the ground with his palms outstretched in compliance. The footage shows the man obeying Police …

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