NSW government under pressure to scrap further 29,000 Covid fines after court ruling

New South Wales residents wrongly penalised for Covid breaches say it is “crazy” it took a protracted and costly court case to force the state government to back down and withdraw 33,000 invalid fines. The NSW government was forced on Tuesday to cancel 33,000 fines, worth an estimated $30m, for breaches of Covid-era public health … Read more

More than 33,000 Covid fines withdrawn in NSW after adverse court ruling

The New South Wales government has been forced to cancel more than $30m in fines for breaches of Covid-era public health orders after conceding they were too vague. On Tuesday, Revenue NSW announced it had cancelled some 33,000 Covid-era fines, about half the total number issued by police for breaches of the public health orders … Read more

India’s top court frees Rajiv Gandhi’s killers | The Citizen

India’s top court Friday ordered the release of six people convicted over the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.  Gandhi was 46 when he was killed by a woman suicide bomber at an election rally in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in 1991. The assassination was carried out by the Liberation Tigers of … Read more

At Long Last, Flume’s Iconic “Tennis Court” Remix is Officially Releasing on Streaming Platforms

Flume’s coveted yet highly-elusive “Tennis Court” remix is finally, after what seems like a millennium, coming to streaming platforms. The Australian super producer recently found an old laptop that he had thought was beyond recovery, which contained many old unreleased tracks including his iconic remix of the Lorde record. Now, in commemoration for the 10th … Read more

EFF’s Marshall Dlamini due in court on assault charges | The Citizen

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) secretary-general Marshall Dlamini is expected to appear at Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday on assault charges. Dlamini is charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after assaulting a member of the Parliamentary Protection Services during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) in February 2019. Assault charges … Read more

Court grants SIU preservation order to freeze luxury properties, cars worth R25 million | The Citizen

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has on Friday obtained a preservation order from the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria, to freeze nine luxury properties in Pretoria, Centurion, Hartbeespoort and Johannesburg, a BMW 420i and two ocean basket franchises in the East Rand with the combined value of approximately R25 million. This follows … Read more

Court must send a clear message through Phakathi’s sentencing that enough is enough | The Citizen

What makes a man rape 90 women? Only a sick person is capable of doing such a thing. To call Ekurhuleni serial rapist Nkosinathi Phakathi a monster is an understatement. No word can describe his sinister behaviour. It is people like him who give men bad names, like “men are trash”. I share the sentiments … Read more

Montreal hospital may remove boy’s breathing tube despite parents’ objection: court | Globalnews.ca

A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled that a Montreal children’s hospital can permanently remove a breathing tube from a five-year-old who has been in a coma since June. The Sainte-Justine hospital sued the child’s parents because they are refusing to consent to the procedure unless the hospital plans to reintubate the child if things … Read more

Supreme Court Appears Fully Ready to Gut Affirmative Action

This article was originally published by Vanity Fair.  Nearly 20 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that student body diversity is a national priority that justifies the consideration of race in university admissions. “Effective participation by members of all racial and ethnic groups in the civic life of our Nation is … Read more

Hong Kong pastor, housewife jailed over ‘seditious’ court applause | The Citizen

A Hong Kong pastor and a housewife were both jailed on Thursday after they were convicted of sedition for clapping in court and criticising a verdict against a democracy activist, local media reported. The sentence is the latest under Hong Kong’s sedition law, once a little-used hangover from the British colonial period that has been … Read more