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NSW police often conduct invasive strip searching of young people at music events

New Report Reveals NSW Police Abusing Strip Searching Powers  

In March 2024, Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) released a report detailing the disturbingly frequent occurrence of children being strip searched in NSW.   In the seven-year period from 2016 to 2023, NSW Police strip searched over 1,500 children, amounting to more than 200 strip searches of minors per year.   The youngest child to be subjected […]

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Navigating Love and Legalities: Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Australia

Legalisation of same-sex marriage Same-sex marriage has been legal in Australia since December 2017, following a national postal survey in which the majority of Australians voted in favour of same-sex couples having the right to marry. The legalisation of same-sex marriage brought with it a host of legal rights and protections that afford couples equality

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The Kardashian/West split and child support law of Australia

The Kardashian/West split and child support law of Australia The highly publicised divorce of businesswoman Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West (now known by his mononym ‘Ye’) was originally set to go to trial next month but has now reached a financial settlement. The Kardashian/West settlement includes an agreement on the parenting of their four

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Drink driving and drug driving in NSW – disqualification periods and interlock

Over the last 10 years, the laws regulating drink driving in NSW have changed to incorporate the Alcohol Interlock Program, and to prohibit drug driving, and a combination of drink driving and drug driving. Most drink driving offences in NSW are subject to the Alcohol Interlock Program. The Alcohol Interlock Program requires a court to

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