Media coverage, February 2017

1st Feb 2017

Just some of the media coverage generated by the Australian Lawyers Alliance or its members during the month of February 2017.

Please note that some of the hotlinks listed below lead to subscriber-only content. ALA members who wish to know more about a particular article and who do not have subscriptions to those publications should contact Media Manager Nick Buchan at for a summary of that article.


Channel 7 Adelaide, 'Cyclists are pushing for changes to SA laws to cement the legal use of helmet cameras', 27 February 2017

Also broadcast on Central GTS/BKN Port Lincoln (Port Lincoln), Central GTS/BKN Port Pirie (Spencer Gulf), Southern Cross GTS/BKN Broken Hill (Port Pirie)

Channel 7 Brisbane, 'People from Queensland are being targeted by international syndicates by cold calling people and asking if they've been in a bingle', 27 February 2017

Also broadcast on Prime7 Gold Coast (Gold Coast), Seven Bundaberg (Bundaberg), Seven Cairns (Cairns), Seven Mackay (Mackay), Seven Mt Isa (Mt Isa), Seven Rockhampton (Rockhampton), Seven Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast), Seven Toowoomba (Toowoomba), Seven Townsville (Townsville)

Hobart Mercury, 'Penalty rates change offers real hope for fragile markets such as Tasmania', 27 February 2017

5AA, 'There are concerns that the State Government is moving forward with plans to privatise the workers' compensation scheme', 21 February 2017

Also broadcast on  5AU (Port Augusta), 5CS (Port Pirie), 5MU (Murray Bridge)

 5AA, 'Interview with Tony Kerin, Maurice Blackburn about privatising workers’ compensation', 21 February 2017

Also published on 5AU (Port Augusta), 5CS (Port Pirie), 5RM (Berri)

Eureka Street, 'Ensuring justice for all after the Royal Commission', 17 February 2017

Business Insider Australia, 'A coming international torture law will protect detainees in Australia’s offshore processing centres', 14 February 2017

Hobart Mercury, 'Time for cool heads in the salmon debate', 13 February 2017

Sunday Times, 'IT'S METH MADNESS', 10 February 2017

Herald Sun, 'Thug may go free', 10 February 2017

ABC News 24 (Sydney), 'Interview with Andrew Morrison, Barrister, Spokesperson, Australian Lawyers Alliance. The hosts discuss the Catholic Church and the Royal Commission', 7 February 2017

Also broadcast on ABC News 24 (Adelaide), ABC News 24 (Brisbane), ABC News 24 (Canberra), ABC News 24 (Hobart), ABC News 24 (Melbourne), ABC News 24 (Perth), ABC News 24 (Regional NSW), ABC News 24 (Regional Queensland), ABC News 24 (Regional Victoria), ABC News 24 (Regional West Australia)

6PR Perth, 'Interview with Tom Percy QC, Barrister, on the debate about bail', 3 February 2017

Radio National (Canberra), 'The Australian Lawyers Alliance is warning about inconsistencies in the criminal law regarding child sex exploitation material', 2 February 2017

Also broadcast on ABC Alice Springs (Alice Springs), ABC Ballarat (Ballarat), ABC Broken Hill (Broken Hill), ABC Capricornia (Rockhampton), ABC Central Coast (Erina), ABC Central Victoria (Bendigo), ABC Central West NSW (Orange), ABC Coffs Coast (Coffs Harbour), ABC Esperance (Esperance), ABC Eyre Peninsula and West Coast (Port Lincoln), ABC Far North (Cairns), ABC Gippsland (Sale), ABC Gold Coast (Gold Coast), ABC Goldfields WA (Kalgoorlie), ABC Goulburn Murray (Wodonga), ABC Great Southern (Albany), ABC Great Southern WA (Wagin), ABC Illawarra (Wollongong), ABC Kimberley (Broome), ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt (Geraldton), ABC Mildura - Swan Hill (Mildura), ABC New England North West (Tamworth), ABC Newcastle (Newcastle), ABC North and West SA (Port Pirie), ABC North Coast NSW (Lismore), ABC North Queensland (Townsville), ABC North West Qld (Mt Isa), ABC North West WA (Karratha), ABC Northern Tasmania (Launceston), ABC Radio Adelaide (Adelaide), ABC Radio Brisbane (Brisbane), ABC Radio Canberra (Canberra), ABC Radio Darwin (Darwin), ABC Radio Hobart (Hobart), ABC Radio Melbourne (Melbourne), ABC Radio Perth (Perth), ABC Radio Sydney (Sydney), ABC Riverina (Wagga Wagga), ABC Riverland SA (Renmark), ABC Shepparton (Shepparton), ABC South East NSW (Bega), ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier), ABC South West WA (Bunbury), ABC South Western Victoria (Warrnambool), ABC Southern Queensland (Toowoomba), ABC Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast), ABC Tropical North (Mackay), ABC Upper Hunter (Muswellbrook), ABC Western Plains NSW (Dubbo), ABC Western Queensland (Longreach), ABC Western Victoria (Horsham), ABC Wide Bay (Bundaberg), Radio National (Adelaide), Radio National (Brisbane), Radio National (Darwin), Radio National (Hobart), Radio National (Melbourne), Radio National (Perth), Radio National (Sydney)

Guardian Australia, 'Malcolm Turnbull targeted by GetUp ad accusing Liberals of failing to oppose racism', 2 February 2017

World news Australia, 'Changes to 18C could bring 'more hatred and violence’, says Amnesty', 1 February 2017