Lauren Gillin

News

Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers

Australia's new Border Protection Act will make it a lot harder to disclose criminal activity within the country's detention centers.
Lauren Gillin
6.26.15
Stuff

Who Won the Reclaim Australia Rally in Brisbane?

Apart from keeping police, journos and Twitter trolls busy, was there any point to the rallies and counter-rallies? And does either side consider the weekend actions a success?
Lauren Gillin
4.9.15
Culture

Abdul Abdullah Talks About His Art, Australia, and Being the Bad Guy

Twenty nine year-old Sydney Artist Abdul Abdullah can trace his family's history in Australia back the days of convicts, but he says he's being increasingly treated as a threat by his fellow countrymen.
Lauren Gillin
3.4.15
News

The Australian Government Is Fuming Over the AHRC's Report on Children in Detention

Tony Abbott responded to the report by recommending the commission send former Immigration Minister Scott Morrison a thank-you note for his work protecting human rights.
Lauren Gillin
2.18.15
Stuff

Queensland Bikies Lost Their High Court Challenge but Who Won?

Hells Angel Stefan Kuczborski lost his challenge against his state's tough anti-bikie laws. We look at what the ruling means.
Lauren Gillin
12.12.14
Stuff

Things I Learned at G20 2014

Protesting in the heat is fucking horrible.
Lauren Gillin
11.18.14
News

Russia Wasn't the Only Bad Guy at G20

Russia was the kid everyone picked on at this weekend's G20 in Brisbane, but there were other countries with similarly atrocious records that slipped through the conference unnoticed.
Lauren Gillin
11.17.14
News

Meet your G20 protestors

Brisbane will host the 2014 ​Group of 20​ from November 14 to 16. Should residents be worried about similar scenes to Toronto in 2010?
Lauren Gillin
11.6.14
asia & pacific

Aboriginal Australians Are Still Dying in Police Custody

A 22-year-old Aboriginal woman was arrested for unpaid fines. After three days in police lockup, she was dead. How far has Australia come in 30 years?
Lauren Gillin
9.13.14
News

Aboriginal Australians are Still Dying in Police Custody

Last month, a 22-year-old Aboriginal woman was arrested for unpaid fines. After three days in police lockup, she was dead. How far has Australia come in 30 years?
Lauren Gillin
9.11.14
News

Queensland's Bikies are taking their Anti-Bikie Laws to the High Court

Queensland’s VLAD laws have outlawed 26 motorcycle clubs as criminal organisations. Now the bikies will try proving the laws are unconstitutional, before they’re implemented nationally.
Lauren Gillin
9.1.14
News

Asylum Seekers Are Having Abortions to Avoid Raising Children in Australian Detention Centers

Conditions are so bad in Australia’s detention centers that some pregnant women say they have no choice but to abort their babies.
Lauren Gillin
8.6.14
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