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CAMPBELLTOWN MAN FINED OVER $100,000 FOR IGNORING EPA DIRECTONS

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A man has been fined more than $100,000 after failing to comply with a NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) clean-up notice for almost 950 tonnes of waste at a residential premises in Leppington.   Mr Mohamad Bader was fined in Campbelltown Court after ignoring a clean-up notice involving the removal and correct disposal of asbestos … Continued

ActionAid welcomes the historic judgment of the ICJ

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ActionAid welcomes the historic judgment of the court, which has declared that the Israeli Government’s continued occupation of the Palestinian territory is unlawful.   The ICJ concluded that Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territory constitutes systematic discrimination, and that its legislation and measures in the West Bank and East Jerusalem breach international conventions … Continued

CORRECTION: Historic appointments elevate four female solicitors

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Monday, 15 July 2024 Historic appointments elevate four female solicitors Today’s announcement of the appointment of four accomplished solicitors to judicial office marks an historic moment in the NSW justice system. President of the Law Society of NSW Brett McGrath said the appointments to the Local Court of four women, with almost a century of … Continued

Historic appointments elevate four female solicitors

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Monday, 15 July 2024 Historic appointments elevate four female solicitors Today’s announcement of the appointment of four accomplished solicitors to judicial office marks an historic moment in the NSW justice system. President of the Law Society of NSW Brett McGrath said the appointments to the Local Court of four women, with almost a century of … Continued

18C ACTION ON CALL FOR ETHNIC CLEANSING FROM THE “RIVER TO THE SEA”

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Since 7 October 2023, thousands of Jewish Australians have been victimised, harassed and racially vilified.  Businesses have been boycotted and people’s safety threatened. In this context Alon Cassuto, CEO of the Zionist Federation of Australia, a dual citizen of Australia and Israel, has lodged a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission against Mary Kostakidis, … Continued

UNLAWFUL, UNACCEPTABLE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

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Australia is experiencing an eruption of antisemitism and extremism that threatens our social cohesion. At a time when many Australian Jews are feeling intimidated in their workplaces, universities and communities, we are seeing fellow Australians share and repeat the rhetoric of terrorist organizations which seek the annihilation of Jews between the Mediterranean River and the … Continued

AWU Fronts Parliamentary Inquiry to Urge Government to Strengthen Workplace Violence Penalties

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AWU Queensland Secretary Stacey Schinnerl will front a Parliamentary Committee hearing today to call on the Government to make it clearer in the law that assaults on Queensland Health operational workers should be treated as ‘serious assault’. Section 340 of the Criminal Code 1899 provides for a crime of ‘serious assault’ against offenders who assault public … Continued

1,000 days a week – More NSW solicitors commit to pro bono

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Friday, 5 July 2024 1,000 days a week – More NSW solicitors commit to pro bono More NSW solicitors are providing increased hours of pro bono legal services according to the latest comprehensive report on the state’s profession.   President of the Law Society of NSW Brett McGrath said the data published today in the … Continued