More RLC in the Media

RLC in the Media: COVID-19 fines class action a possibility
19 July 2022 The validity of over $56 million worth of COVID-19-related fines issued by the NSW Police is being challenged in the NSW Supreme Court. Miklos Bolza reports for AAP
RLC in the Media: How 45,000 penalty notices could be invalid
19 July 2022 Thousands of Covid-19 fines worth millions of dollars could be ruled invalid if two Sydneysiders win a landmark test case in the New South Wales Supreme Court. Stephen Gibbs reports for Daily Mail Australia
RLC in the Media: Why community legal centres are the “beating heart” of the legal profession
18 July 2022 Events such as the 2022 floods, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the 2019-20 bushfire season has fueled  unprecedented demand for the free legal assistance sector in NSW. But with funding uncertainty preventing the ability...
RLC in the media: I challenged my COVID public health order fine, and won
18 July 2022 I received a fine last year for sitting alone in Redfern Park preparing to teach a law lecture. COVID restrictions were in place and the police thought I had to be actively exercising to be there. They were wrong.  Jason Chin writes for...
RLC in the Media: Supreme Court test case that could throw out thousands of NSW COVID fines
18 July 2022 The validity of COVID-19 fines issued across NSW will be called into question in a court case that has the potential to invalidate millions of dollars worth of penalty notices issued during the state’s lockdowns. Georgina Mitchell reports for...
RLC in the Media: COVID-19 fine withdrawn in test case that could see thousands more torn up
17 July 2022 One of the plaintiffs in a NSW Supreme Court case that has the potential to invalidate tens of thousands of COVID-19 fines has had his $1000 infringement withdrawn. Georgina Mitchell reports for Sydney Morning Herald
RLC in the Media: Supreme Court test case that could throw out thousands of NSW COVID fines
16 July 2022 The validity of COVID-19 fines issued across NSW will be called into question in a court case that has the potential to invalidate millions of dollars worth of penalty notices issued during the state’s lockdowns. Georgina Mitchell reports for...
RLC in the Media: Civil society groups warn against police overreach in NSW climate defenders raid
23 June 2022 Forty civil society organisations have expressed alarm at reports of police overreach in preemptive policing of protest, with NSW police conducting covert surveillance and a raid on climate activists north of Sydney on Sunday.
RLC in the Media: Twice as many Children’s Court cases now dismissed due to mental illness
23 June 2022 Cases dismissed due to mental illness have almost doubled in the NSW Children’s Court and are rising in all courts, with 2900 cases discharged on mental health grounds last year.