Law (Australia)

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Harsher anti-protest laws targeting environmentalists are putting greed before green | Bob Brown
Penalties for peaceful action are now the same as for aggravated assault

Bob Brown

27, Jun, 2022 @1:35 AM

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Australian Muslim group lodges complaint against Twitter for failing to remove ‘hateful’ content
Complaint to Queensland Human Rights Commission accuses platform of not taking action against posts that ‘vilify’ Muslims

Eden Gillespie

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Coalition government spent $6m prosecuting Bernard Collaery and three other whistleblowers
Exclusive: Figures provided to the Guardian reveal exorbitant legal bill for pursuing cases against Collaery, Witness K, Richard Boyle and David McBride

Christopher Knaus

23, Jun, 2022 @6:57 AM

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Victoria to conduct review into coercive practices in mental health system
Announcement comes as peak advocacy group calls on government to end compulsory seclusion and restraint on wards

Adeshola Ore

23, Jun, 2022 @5:26 AM

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Greens MP calls for inquiry into botched NSW police operation against Blockade Australia
Greens upper house member Sue Higginson says ‘even inconvenient’ protesting plays a vital role in democracy and police was extreme

MP calls for inquiry into botched NSW police operation that led to Blockade Australia raid

Nino Bucci

22, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Grossly offensive conduct to become a crime in Victoria
Lawyers say new offence, introduced after four police officers were filmed dying, may have unintended negative consequences

Benita Kolovos

22, Jun, 2022 @6:02 AM

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Australia’s powers to detain terrorist offenders after jail term without rehabilitation under review
Law has important consequences and ‘sits oddly’ with aims of sentencing, which include rehabilitation and reintegration, national security watchdog says

Paul Karp

22, Jun, 2022 @5:39 AM

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Anti-protest laws are an affront to democracy. They have no place in Australia | Kieran Pender
We are unique among liberal democracies in lacking robust legal protection for human rights

Kieran Pender

22, Jun, 2022 @5:10 AM

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Power to ban citizens from re-entering Australia questioned after high court decision on dual nationals
Green senator says argument court used to overturn power to strip citizenship could also apply to temporary exclusion order regime

Paul Karp

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Environmental concerns remain as Toyota files appeal against class action ruling over diesel filters
Car company alleges mistakes of fact and law in appeal against April decision that could result in $2bn damages paid to owners

Royce Kurmelovs

21, Jun, 2022 @8:44 AM

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Trial of Brittany Higgins accused delayed after Lisa Wilkinson’s Logies speech
ACT supreme court chief justice ‘regrettably’ postpones trial of Bruce Lehrmann after comments defence claim amount to ‘contempt of court’

Paul Karp

21, Jun, 2022 @5:58 AM

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Peter Dutton asks high court for permission to appeal against defamation case loss to Shane Bazzi
Liberal leader says refugee advocate’s May win in full federal court was a ‘miscarriage of justice’ and applies for special leave to appeal

Paul Karp

20, Jun, 2022 @9:19 AM

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