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Drug driving laws fail the justice test

With the Government intent on massively increasing the numbers of roadside tests for drugs administered each year by more than 300% attention has rightly been focused on the utter failure of the program to improve road safety. Radio National’s AM program started the year on 1 January 2016 with consideration of the flawed program:   […]

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O’Farrell Attacks Marriage

The O’Farrell Government has abolished the age-old common law rule of spousal immunity that says that a person cannot be found guilty of failing to disclose a crime committed by the person’s spouse or partner. See yesterday’s reporting here. Listen to David’s interview with David Oldfield re Spousal Privilege 

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Juvenile justice

Penalty notice scheme in urgent need of reform

The penalty notice scheme in NSW forms the backbone of the criminal justice system, issuing 2.8 million infringement notices in the 2010/11 financial year. However a Law Reform Commission Report has criticised the scheme as being opaque, inconsistent and inflexible and proves it needs fundamental reform say The Greens NSW.

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David interviewed on ABC regarding Aboriginal Heritage

Following successful Greens amendments to the Heritage Act in NSW Parliament, which will see an expert in Aboriginal Heritage required by law to be on the Heritage Council NSW, David talked to Carol Duncan from ABC Newcastle in an indepth interview about the successful amendments and Aboriginal heritage in general. You can listen to the interview […]

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Lawyers say Ellis defence reduces church payouts

As reported by the ABC AM program Lawyers for victims of sexual abuse say the Catholic Church has used a legal technicality to reduce compensation payouts to victims in hundreds of cases across Australia. The church argues its assets are held in a property trust, that can’t be held liable for historical cases of abuse, […]

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Public Forum on Palestinian Statehood Bid [AUDIO]

In response to the Palestinian bid for United Nations membership, David recently hosted a public discussion featuring two prominent  advocates for Palestinian rights. Eddie Zananiri, a strong advocate for Palestinian rights, and Izzat Abdul Hadi, the head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia and New Zealand and Ambassador to East Timor, Papua New […]

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