From an Australian colleague:
Sadly, it seems we are entering the next level of fascism. Even The Age (Murdoch press) reported a Victorian lawyer being deregistered after filing a class action suit against the government. The government gives no reason, and a government lawyer was put in charge of her law firm (and hence access to all her records and evidence and statements). The press report contains the detail of how she has been targeted for protecting children and exposing government corruption.