NSW Courts Articles

High Court Rules Lockdown Restrictions Are Constitutional

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The highest court in the land ruled that lockdown restrictions do not contravene the Australian constitution. Then Victorian health minister Jenny Mikakos declared a state of emergency on 16 March 2020, in relation to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. This measure works to invoke emergency powers to be… Read more »

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As the Legal Sector Swells, Women Now Make Up the Majority of Australian Solicitors

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Not only have the numbers working within the Australian legal profession continued to increase over the last decade to the point that they’ve reached an all-time high, but the sector – once the domain of men – now has a majority of women working within its ranks. Released on… Read more »

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Prosecution Must Exclude Any Reasonable Hypothesis Consistent with Innocence in Circumstantial Cases

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Just after 9 pm on 30 December 2016, some teenagers appeared on the balcony of a Pennant Hills unit occupied by Simon Krisenthal and Mark Wordsworth. The teens entered via a staircase leading up from a back street, Pennicook Lane, to the second floor apartment that sits above a… Read more »

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Arrested for Political Satire: The Contentious Charging of the Friendlyjordies Producer

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The arrest of YouTube channel Friendlyjordies producer Kristo Langker has raised widespread condemnation for what many are asserting was a politically motivated act of police overreach on the part of plainclothes officers. Three detectives from the NSW Police Fixated Persons Investigations Unit showed up at Langker’s front door to… Read more »

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Federal Court Labels Illegal Robodebt Extortion Scheme a “Massive… Stuff-Up”

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim In his 11 June ruling on the class action taken against the Coalition government’s Centrelink robodebt scheme, Federal Court Justice Bernard Murphy said that rather than “a conspiracy”, he found the unlawful automated debt collection initiative to be “a stuff-up”, albeit “a massive one”. Initiated by then social services… Read more »

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The NSW Police State Laws Paving the Way for One Nation Measures

Cancel culture is the practice of boycotting a well-known personality or company for espousing objectionable or offensive views. NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham has a special aversion to this emerging trend, which he perceives as a threat to freedom of speech. “This is anti-intellectualism at its core,” Latham told the Bolt Report mid-last year…. Read more »

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NSW Barrister Struck Off for Tax Evasion

On 11 October 2012, the NSW Bar Association attached eleven financial management and reporting conditions upon the practising certificate of a NSW barrister to ensure he met his obligations to submit business activity statements and tax returns with the Australian Tax Office. These conditions continued to apply to his practising certificates up until the year… Read more »

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