Sarah Gore

Sarah is a civil solicitor who primarily practices in defamation, intentional torts against police, privacy and harassment.

NSW Police launches controversial drug scheme pilot

The NSW Police have implemented controversial drug laws which advocates say will infringe on civil liberties. The Drug Supply Prohibition Order (DSPO) targets anyone who has been convicted of drug supply (including deemed supply) in the last 10 years, allowing police to stop and search them at any time. The DSPO scheme will initially roll …

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Drug Supply Prohibition Order: NSW Police launches CONTROVERSIAL drug scheme PILOT

Redacted prisoner newsletter allowed in SA prisons after ban

Prisoners in South Australia can now receive a redacted version of the Justice Action newsletter after an agreement with SA Corrections. The SA Department of Corrections banned the paper from SA prisons. The dispute was due to face the Supreme Court. Prisoner newsletter banned for “inciting unrest” The four-page “Just Us” newspaper contains information about …

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Justice Action: Redacted prisoner newsletter allowed in SA prisons after ban

NSW Government refuses to fix loophole allowing prison staff to strip-search children

The NSW Government has refused to fix a loophole which allows prison staff to strip-search children. In a rare move, the NSW Ombudsman used his powers to force the Government to respond to his investigation into the use of strip-searches against children in prisons. However, the Government refused to make any changes to the legislation. …

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Arrest of Aboriginal man who was tasered referred to professional standards unit

An Aboriginal man charged with resisting arrest had his charges thrown out by a court. Luke Marsh was tasered and pepper-sprayed by ACT Police when he was arrested for breaching the peace. The arrest of the 39-year-old man has now been referred to the ACT Policing Professional Standards Unit. Aboriginal man charged with resist arrest …

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NSW Police Commissioner boosts Strike Force Raptor numbers

Police Commissioner Karen Webb has vowed to add 30 new members to the controversial Strike Force Raptor. Raptor started in 2009 as a proactive, high-impact operation targetting outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs). The Squad has come under fire for their aggressive tactics and lawlessness, and the over-militarisaion of the force. The latest shooting of Comanchero bike …

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NSW Police Commissioner boosts Strike Force Raptor numbers

Victoria Police officer admits to preying on women who were victims of crime

A former Victoria Police officer admitted to abusing his position to prey on vulnerable women. Jayden Faure used his position to start relationships with four women who sought police assistance. He then attempted to cover his tracks. One woman sought help while experiencing suicidal thoughts, and another was a 15-year-old girl. In April he plead …

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Inmate found unresponsive at Junee Correctional Centre

An inmate has been found unresponsive in his cell at Junee Correctional Centre on Tuesday morning. Corrective Services NSW sources confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that a male inmate at the privately-run prison died in custody. Man found unresponsive in cell at Junee Correctional Centre Junee Correctional Centre is operated by GEO Group Australia. A spokeperson …

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Inmate found unresponsive at Junee Correctional Centre

Police respond to calls in Eastern suburbs faster than the West

Police response times to calls for help in Sydney’s eastern suburbs are much faster than in the city’s west. Parramatta has the worst response time for police in the entire State. The 20 worst-rated police area commands (PACs) for response time are all to the west of the M1. The statistics – gathered under a …

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Man found dead in prison cell in Grafton

A man has been found dead in his cell at Clarence Correctional Centre in Grafton on Saturday morning. NSW Corrective Services confirmed that the 41-year-old man was the centre’s first death in custody. Grafton Prison: Death in Custody The man is yet to be identified by Serco, the operator of the jail. They declined to …

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WA rehab centre in administration after abuse claims

A women’s rehabilitation centre in Perth is likely to become insolvent after abuse claims surfaced. Former residents of the Esther Foundation claimed they were subject to abuse including withholding food and medication. The Foundation has links to the Pentecostal church. Prior to the 2019 election, the Federal Government gave millions in grants to the centre. Aboriginal …

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