Media coverage, July 2014

1st Jul 2014

Just some of the media coverage generated by the Australian Lawyers Alliance or its members during the month of July 2014.


Compensation 'won't be enough'

Simon King, The Australian, July 29 2014


Education and Child Development Department deputy chief executive David Waterford quits in wake of Families SA child abuse scandal

Nigel Hunt, Sheradyn Holderhead, Lauren Novak, The Adelaide Advertiser, July 28 2014

Also mentioned on


Father not guilty of murdering daughter with cake knife at South Fremantle unit

Prime 7, July 28 2014


High court to hear asylum seeker case next month

SBS Ethnic Radio, July 25 2014


Child sexual abuse charges: Reports Adelaide carer previously investigated

Yahoo News Australia, July 25 2014

Also mentioned on Prime 7


People held in 'torturous conditions' on customs boat

Whitsunday Times, July 24 2014

Also mentioned on Sunshine Coast Daily, Gladstone Observer, Toowoomba Chronicle, Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, Daily Mercury, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Daily Examiner, Northern Star and Byron Shire News


Australian legislation to see whistleblowing on intel ops punishable by up to 10 years jail

The Stringer, July 24 2014


Cruel and inhuman treatment of asylum seekers

702 ABC Sydney, July 24 2014

Also mentioned on 720 ABC Perth, Triple J, 612 ABC Brisbane, 891 ABC Adelaide, 666 ABC Canberra, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Goldfields WA, ABC Great Southern, ABC Kimberley, ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt, ABC North West WA, ABC South West WA, Triple J (Perth), Triple J (Melbourne), Triple J (Canberra), Triple J (Brisbane), Triple J (Adelaide), Triple J (Hobart), Triple J (Darwin), ABC Capricornia, ABC Far North, ABC Gold Coast, ABC North Queensland, ABC North West Qld, ABC Southern Queensland, ABC Sunshine Coast, ABC Tropical North, ABC Western Queensland, ABC Wide Bay, ABC Broken Hill, ABC Eyre Peninsula and West Coast, ABC North and West SA, ABC Riverland SA, ABC South East SA, ABC Central Coast, ABC Central West NSW, ABC Coffs Coast, ABC Illawarra, ABC New England North West, ABC North Coast NSW, ABC Riverina, ABC South East NSW, ABC Upper Hunter, ABC Western Plains NSW, ABC Ballarat, ABC Central Victoria, ABC Gippsland, ABC Goulburn Murray, ABC Mildura - Swan Hill, ABC Shepparton, ABC South Western Victoria, ABC Western Victoria and Radio National.


Calls for allegations by a Families SA carer to be referred to the National Royal Commission investigating institutional abuse

Patrick Boylen interview, Channel Nine 6pm News Adelaide, 24 July 2014 

Patrick Boylen interviewABC TV 7pm News bulletin Adelaide, 24 July 2014


Please help us

Adelaide Advertiser, July 24 2014

Also mentioned in and


WA Government moves to permanently confiscate hoon vehicles

720 ABC Perth, July 23 2014


Brandis legislates to trample on our freedoms

Canberra Times, July 22 2014


Man accused of murdering daughter unaware he stabbed her, court hears

Yahoo7, July 21 2014

Also mentioned in The Australian


Unseemly rush to pummel Rolf

Tom Percy, Sunday Times, July 20, 2014


Government in fight over refugee injury claims

Chris VedelagoWAToday, July 19 2014

Also mentioned in The Sunday Age

NSW Workers Compensation changes restrict workers' rights

Joshua Dale, Independent Australia, 18 July 2014


Journalists will face jail over spy leaks under new security laws

Paul Farrell and Daniel Hurst, The Guardian, July 17, 2014

Also mentioned in Engadget


Calls for new investigation into Montara Oil spill

Felicity James and Matt Brann, ABC Online, July 15, 2014

Also featured on ABC1 and ABC Radio  


A man made of the write stuff

Greg BarnsHobart Mercury, July 14, 2014


Lawyers want states to legislate on racial discrimination

The Daily Examiner, 11 July 2014

 Also featured in the Whitsunday Times, The Daily Examiner, the Byron Shire News, the Queensland Times, the Gladstone Observer, the News Mail, the Fraser Coast Chronicle, the Northern Star, the Toowoomba Chronicle, the Daily Mercury, and the Daily Examiner.


Coffee run compensation crackdown

Dan Harrison, Canberra Times, July 10, 2014

Also featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WAtoday, Thompson Reuters Workers Compensation Report newsletter


Licence idea has some points 

Justin Bianchini,, 8 July 2014 


Effects of funding cuts on community legal centres 

ALA spokesperson Tony Kerin, Radio Adelaide, 7 July 2014

Vatican cites confidentiality for Royal Commission document refusal

ALA spokesperson Dr Andrew Morrison SC, 774 ABC Melbourne, 5 July 2014

Also featured on 936 ABC Hobart, 612 ABC Brisbane, 666 ABC Canberra, 702 ABC Sydney, 891 ABC Adelaide, and 720 ABC Perth.


Letters from the Inside

David Killick, Hobart Mercury, 5 June 2014


Residents at risk of toxic contamination

ALA spokesperson Tony Kerin5AA Adelaide, 4 July 2014


ALA slams ban on CLC advocacy

Felicity Nelson, Lawyers Weekly, 2 July 2014

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