Media coverage, June 2015

1st Jun 2015

Just some of the media coverage generated by the Australian Lawyers Alliance or its members during the month of June 2015.

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.


Prisoner death details call

Launceston Examiner, 26 June 2015


New Provisions Of Terror Citizenship Laws Declared: Possibilty Of Accomodating Restrospective Legislation

International Business Times, 25 June 2015


Lawyers remain divided on the merits of the government's contentious legislation to strip Australian citizenship from dual nationals

Radio 702 ABC, 24 June 2015

Also broadcast on 612 ABC Brisbane (Brisbane), 666 ABC Canberra (Canberra), 774 ABC Melbourne (Melbourne), 891 ABC Adelaide (Adelaide), 936 ABC Hobart (Hobart), Radio National (Adelaide), Radio National (Sydney), ABC Eyre Peninsula and West Coast (Port Lincoln), ABC North and West SA (Port Pirie), ABC Riverland SA (Renmark), ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier), Radio National (Adelaide), Radio National (Hobart), ABC Central Coast (Erina), ABC Newcastle, ABC Gold Coast (Gold Coast), ABC Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast), 720 ABC Perth, Triple j (Sydney), Triple J (Adelaide), Triple J (Brisbane), Triple J (Canberra), Triple J (Darwin), Triple J (Hobart), Triple J (Melbourne), Triple J (Perth), 105.7 ABC Darwin, ABC Alice Springs (Alice Springs), Cruise, Adelaide, ABC Capricornia (Rockhampton), ABC Far North (Cairns), ABC Gold Coast (Gold Coast), ABC North Queensland (Townsville), ABC North West Qld (Mt Isa), ABC Southern Queensland (Toowoomba), ABC Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast), ABC Tropical North (Mackay), ABC Western Queensland (Longreach), ABC Wide Bay (Bundaberg)


Australia: Anti-terror citizenship changes proposed

Radio NZ​, 24 June 2015


Citizenship laws head to parliament, 24 June 2015


Lawyers up in arms over citizenship change

Gold Coast Bulletin, 24 June 2015

Also published in Weekly Times Now, The Australian, SBS, Townsville Bulletin, Daily Mail, 9NEWS.COM.AU, SBS, Yahoo7, PerthNow, Herald Sun, Courier mail, The Australian,, Daily Telegraph


Terror citizenship laws: Lawyers divided on merits of bill to strip dual nationals of citizenship

ABC Online, 24 June 2015


Police will be investigating the death of a 42yo man who died in a prison van yesterday

105.7 ABC Darwin, 23 June 2015

Also broadcast on ABC TV Hobart, ABC News 24 (Sydney), ABC News 24 (Adelaide), ABC News 24 (Brisbane), ABC News 24 (Canberra), ABC News 24 (Hobart), 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), Radio ABC 702, 105.7 ABC Darwin (Darwin), 612 ABC Brisbane (Brisbane), 720 ABC Perth (Perth), 774 ABC Melbourne (Melbourne), 891 ABC Adelaide (Adelaide), 936 ABC Hobart (Hobart), ABC Alice Springs (Alice Springs), ABC Ballarat (Ballarat), 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 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 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 (Newcastle), Radio National (Perth), Radio National (Sydney)



Name of North-West man who died in prison van released

The Advocate, 23 June 2015


Tasmanian man dies while being transported in prison van

ABC Online, 23 June 2015

Also broadcast on Radio 7LA, 7AD (Devonport), 7BU (Burnie), 7SD (Scottsdale), HO FM (Hobart), Southern Cross Tasmania


Lawyers oppose privatising workers’ comp, 22 June 2015


Questions are being asked about WA's legal system

Radio 6PR, 22 June 2015

Also broadcast on 6iX (Perth)


'The biggest mistake in my life': caught in the cannabis dragnet for Mr Bigs

Brisbane Times, 22 June 2015

Also published in WA Today


Priests' victims: our justice was denied by agreement

Newcastle Herald, 21 June 2015


AFL fails drugs test

Sunday Times, 21 June 2015


Rally in support of convicted Tasmanian killer, 20 June 2015


Detention centre doctors 'should seek legal advice' over new disclosure laws

The Guardian, 19 June 2015


Comcare hits back against Australian Lawyers Alliance criticism

The Age, 18 June 2015

Also published in the Canberra Times


'Exposing criminals' admin hits back

The Examiner, 18 June 2015


Allegations of corruption levelled at the Crime & Corruption Commission

Radio 6PR, 16 June 2015


Abbott government acts as law unto itself to stop boats and strip citizenship​

Brisbane Times, 18 June 2015 

Also published in Canberra Times, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, WA Today


The Australian Lawyers Alliance has slammed a Launceston Facebook group that claims to expose criminals

Radio 7LA, 18 June 2015

Also broadcast on HO FM, 7AD (Devonport), 7BU (Burnie), 7SD (Scottsdale)


'Name and shame' site blasted

The Examiner, 17 June 2015


Surge in public service workplace battles

Canberra Times, 16 June 2015

Also published in The Age


Lawyers and injured slam Insurance Council's workers compensation plan

Australian Financial Review, 15 June 2015

Also published in Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, WA Today, The Sydney News


Call for action on claims smugglers were paid to turn back asylum seeker boats

Herald Sun, 15 June 2015

Also published on


All those who value democracy must stand up, support Triggs

Hobart Mercury, 15 June 2015

Also published in the Herald Sun


Why George Brandis could be the first man overboard

The Age, 12 June 2015

Also printed in Brisbane Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times


Interview with Tom Percy, barrister about the proposal to force those with a methamphetamine problem into rehabilitation programs

6PR, 11 June 2015


Bowraville murders prompt legislation review

SBS, 8 June 2015


Dud laws just don’t work’

Sunday Times, 6 June 2015


Justice denied, blasts Zucco

Herald Sun, 5 June 2015



Pedestrian TV, 4 June 2015


Doctors could be jailed for telling you this

The New Daily, 4 June 2015


Justice for sexual-abuse victims?

Narooma News, 3 June 2015


Genetics linked to nearly half of all cerebral palsy cases, researchers find

ABC Online, 3 June 2015

Also broadcast on ABC Broken Hill (Broken Hill), ABC Eyre Peninsula and West Coast (Port Lincoln), ABC North and West SA (Port Pirie), ABC Riverland SA (Renmark), ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier), Radio National (Adelaide), 891 ABC Adelaide


Legal body's public stoush with minister heats up

Lawyers Weekly, 1 June 2015


Schools policy held hostage by parents, unions

Hobart Mercury, 1 June 2015


Interview with Greg Barnes, Australian Lawyers Alliance about paperless arrests

Territory FM (Darwin), 1 June 2015