Media coverage, February 2018

1st Feb 2018

Just some of the media coverage generated by the Australian Lawyers Alliance or its members during the month of February, 2018.

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.


Guardian Australia, 'Nauru mould: Australia 'spent $50,000 on steam cleaner it never used'', 27 February 2018

Daily Telegraph, 'Uniting Church calls for sex abuse compensation levy', 27 February 2018

Courier Mail, 'COMPENSATION SCANDAL Worshippers, school fees targeted to pay victims', 27 February 2018

ABC Radio Sydney, 'Andrew Morrison SC, a lawyer for a child abuse survivor in a landmark case, has welcomed moves by the Victorian Government which could allow the Catholic Church to be sued', 24 February 2018

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 Mid North Coast (Taree), 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 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)

The Australian, 'Abuse redress scheme lacks key protections for victims, institutions', 23 February 2018

WIN Hobart, 'The Liberal Government has pledged to bring back its policy to jail old child sex offender', 20 February 2018

Indulge Magazine, 'More than 300 lawyers attended the two-day Australian Lawyers Alliance Queensland State Conference', 20 February 2018

Atherton Tablelander, 'Lawyers slam CTP threats', 20 February 2018

Hobart Mercury, 'Target on law and order', 20 February 2018

Launceston Examiner, 'New law just a step: union', 19 February 2018

Also published in the Burnie Advocate

Tasmanian Examiner, 'Tasmania looks to join other states in getting tough on the public presence of outlaw motorcycle gangs', 18 February 2018

Sky News Live Sydney, 'Barrister and adviser to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Greg Barnes, is calling on the Australian Government to get involved and help his impasse', 7 February 2018

Also broadcast on Sky News Live (Adelaide), Sky News Live (Brisbane), Sky News Live (Canberra), Sky News Live (Melbourne), Sky News Live (Perth), Sky News Live (Regional NSW), Sky News Live (Regional Queensland), Sky News Live (Regional Victoria), Sky News Live (Tasmania)

ABC Radio Adelaide, 'As a member of a camera club in SA, it is legal to take photos of anything in public places as long as they are not used for commercial reasons', 7 February 2018

The Guardian, 'Child abuse redress scheme would exclude offshore detention victims, lawyers say', 7 February 2018

Business Insider, 'Peter Dutton is treading a dangerous path in criticising Victoria’s judges on sentencing', 1 February 2018

ABC Illawarra, 'Interview with Andrew Stone, NSW President, Australian Lawyers Alliance about trampoline injuries', 1 February 2018

Lawyers Weekly, 'Lawyers call for broad scope in banking royal commission', 1 February 2018