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Minister moves to extend detention powers

By ALLISON HORE The Law Council of Australia has expressed concern about the COVID-19 situation being “used as an excuse” to extend controversial detention policies which are unrelated to the ongoing pandemic.  The Law Council say the emergency COVID-19 powers have been used to extend the powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to […]

Brewery brawl, car thievery captured, Endeavour’s endeavour: News Bites – 2 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Brewery brawl A fight disrupted a punk rock gig at Staves Brewery in Glebe on Sunday 29 Sept, resulting in broken furniture, smashed beer glasses and a window, damaged drums and a woman punched. The brawl attracted six carloads of police. City Hub was told two members of the band […]

Anti-gay marriage campaigns bypass fair debate

BY GEORGIA CLARK It could be a potentially unifying moment, but the postal plebiscite on gay marriage has divided the nation, as far-right wing anti-gay marriage campaigns spark uproar. Critics argue that their campaigns transgress fair debate and risk misleading the public. With campaigning escalating amidst the High Court ruling last week upholding the validity […]