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Committee to review proposed crime-related laws

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The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (the Committee) has commenced a review of the Crimes and Other Legislation Amendment (Omnibus No. 1) Bill 2024. The Bill amends and clarifies the intended operation of provisions in various crime-related statutes, including by: expressly authorising police, when executing search warrants issued under the Crimes Act 1914 or Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, … Continued

PJCIS to review new declared areas bill

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At the request of the Attorney-General, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has commenced a review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Declared Areas) Bill 2024. The amendments in the Bill would ensure the continuation of the declared areas offence in section 119.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995. The offence, which is due to sunset on … Continued

Media alert: entries close soon for Walkley Foundation’s Our Watch Award for Excellence in Reporting on Violence Against Women?

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Journalists who have done good work in reporting on domestic violence in the last year are reminded to apply for the Walkley Foundation’s Our Watch Award for Excellence in Reporting on Violence Against Women before entries close next Monday 15 April 2024.   The Our Watch Award recognises the work of an individual, team or news organisation … Continued

Branded a Scammer at 24: The Unyielding Battle of MyTinyHomeKit’s Spencer Porter Against Unjust Accusations and Harsh Realities

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In an era where sensational headlines often drown out the truth, we bring to you a compelling narrative that demands attention.   This is not just a business saga; it’s a story of unwavering resilience, redemption, and an unbreakable commitment to consumer satisfaction, embodied by the young director of MyTinyHomeKit, Spencer Porter.   At just … Continued

Media invite: Webinar for journalists, Reporting on trans and gender diverse communities. How can media reporting reduce violence?

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Journalists are invited to a free webinar on best practice reporting to prevent violence against transgender and gender diverse people.   National violence against women prevention organisation Our Watch has consulted with leading trans organisations to develop new reporting guidelines and the webinar.    There is significant overlap in the drivers of violence against women and against … Continued

Youth justice package a missed opportunity

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Tuesday, 12 March 2024 Youth justice package a missed opportunity A twelve month ‘experiment’ to tighten bail laws for children and young people prioritises a drive for political action instead of evidence-based, well-considered reform. President of the Law Society of NSW Brett McGrath welcomed the funding initiatives in the youth justice package announced today by … Continued

Entries open: Walkley Foundation’s Our Watch Award for Excellence in Reporting on Violence Against Women

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Journalists who have done good work in reporting on domestic violence in the last year are strongly encouraged to apply for this prestigious award in the Walkley Foundation’s Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism.  The category is sponsored by Our Watch, Australia’s leading violence against women prevention organisation, in recognition of the important role of good journalism … Continued

Local WA Ahmadi Muslim Doctor Rushes to Pakistan After Father’s Assassination Attempt in Religiously Motivated Persecution Attack

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bibra lake, 03/03/2024 – Dr Wahab is an esteemed member of Ahmadiyya Muslim community Perth and a dedicated physician at Armadale Health Service who’s father had an assassination attempt in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. The assailants shot Dr Wahab’s father at close range, with the first shot hitting his leg and breaking … Continued

PRESUMPTION OF EVIL – a journey into one man’s hell

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The 86 year old Noel Greenaway will be eligible for parole in five years. If he is still alive. For now, he is in a maximum security cell, convicted of sexual assaults against five teenagers – when he was in his 30s. The only evidence against him was testimony given by them – now middle … Continued

AWGIE Award for The Children in The Pictures – the groundbreaking podcast that goes inside Taskforce Argos

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MORE CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR LiSTNR’S DISCLOSED: THE CHILDREN IN THE PICTURES PODCAST – NOW AN AWGIE AWARD WINNER –   LiSTNR’s Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures, the groundbreaking podcast that goes inside Taskforce Argos, a team of Australia’s best detectives dedicated to infiltrating global criminal networks and rescuing children from online sexual abuse, continues … Continued