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Gary Johnston is an author, academic and former parole officer with decades of experience in the criminal justice system. He is True Crime News Weekly's Deputy Editor and Melbourne correspondent. His book 'No Previous Conviction' was published in May 2017 and is available on Amazon.

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  1. Policy like this was popular under the De Gaul government – they would deport anyone with a criminal record, which meant lots of French Algerians. And of course that meant police targeted Algerians for petty crimes, trumped up the charges, as a deliberate strategy to ‘clean up’ the streets.
    Australians’ acceptance of this is deeply troubling to me. The youth of France didn’t accept it back in 1968 and that was a major reason for the advancement of French politics and culture.
    If only Whitlam hadn’t been deposed in a coup our present would be very different now.

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