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Welcome to the world’s nicest prison!

Welcome to the world’s nicest prison!

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Mr Vala, who is serving a prison sentence for murder, has hands the size of dinner plates and shoulders like those of an ox. In an alcoholic rage, he used his brutish strength to strangle his girlfriend to death a few years ago. On a recent Thursday, however, at this summer-camp-like island prison in southern […]

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Racial crime Australia

Racial crime Australia

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Racial crime Australia This blog outlines what constitutes racial hatred under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and provides an overview of the complaints process of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC). It also briefly outlines two cases of significance to the regulation of race hate on the Internet: Jones v Toben [1] and Dow Jones Company Inc v Gutnick. [2] The […]

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What We Know About the Death of Ex-Bikie Boss Mick Hawi

What We Know About the Death of Ex-Bikie Boss Mick Hawi

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What We Know About the Death of Ex-Bikie Boss Mick Hawi The former Comanchero was shot dead Thursday. This had likely been coming since 2009. Sergei Hedayat Feb 16 2018, 1:58pm Comanchero Annual Run. Photo Supplied. Ex-Comanchero bikie boss, Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi was executed outside Rockwell Fitness First in Sydney on Thursday. Sitting in his black Mercedes […]

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Prisoner Anxiety

Prisoner Anxiety

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Prisoner Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or fear that often comes when a person’s body responds to a critical or frightening situation. In this condition, the body prepares for an action, i.e., to fight against the threat or run away from it. When our mind prepares to cope with the threat, our […]

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19 Weird Australian Laws

19 Weird Australian Laws

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19 Weird Australian Laws Planning on wearing hot pink hot pants on your backpacking trip to Australia? Think again. Take note of these 19 weird Australian laws that still exist today  in some states – although the likelihood of you being arrested for breaking any of them is very unlikely! 1. It is illegal to wear […]

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Understanding an AVO

Understanding an AVO

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UNDERSTANDING AN APPREHENDED VIOLENCE ORDER (‘AVO’) IN NEW SOUTH WALES David Philippe @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers APPREHENDED VIOLENCE ORDER An apprehended violence order (also known as an ‘AVO’) is a Court order that protects victims of domestic or personal violence when they reasonably fear imminent future violence, intimidation, harassment or damage to their property. […]

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Companies avoiding tax in Australia…

Companies avoiding tax in Australia…

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, one of the most prominent supporters of the Turnbull government’s proposed big business tax cut, presides over a company that hasn’t paid corporate tax for close to 10 years. Here is a list of companies avoiding tax in Australia – Name Tax paid Total income ($) Sector ADANI ABBOT POINT TERMINAL […]

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Should there be laws against Cyber Bullying?

Should there be laws against Cyber Bullying?

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Should there be laws against Cyber Bullying? By Marina Salib @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers   Cyber bullying is a contemporary manifestation of traditional bullying which is carried out online or through the use mobile devices. This may include, using sms, email or social networking sites to harass or abuse someone with the intent to ‘offend, […]

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The Catholic Church in Australia is worth tens of billions of dollars…

The Catholic Church in Australia is worth tens of billions of dollars…

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The Catholic Church in Australia is worth tens of billions of dollars, making it one of the country’s biggest non-government property owners, and massively wealthier than it has claimed in evidence to major inquiries into child sexual abuse. A six-month investigation by The Sydney Morning Herald has found that the church misled the Royal Commission into Institutional […]

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‘Coma in a bottle’: $10 million seizure of party drug at Port Botany

‘Coma in a bottle’: $10 million seizure of party drug at Port Botany

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‘Coma in a bottle’: $10 million seizure of party drug at Port Botany Authorities claim to have seized the equivalent of 500,000 hits of the “party drug” GBL, known on the streets as liquid ecstasy or “coma in a bottle”, in the second largest seizure of the substance in the country’s history. Suspicious Australian Border […]

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