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From Prison to the Podium – The Clink returns with a tale of redemption

The Clink has returned in full swing for season three of the well-received podcast. Chris “tatted strength” Luera kicks off the season alongside host Brent Simpson. The Californian has spent many years behind bars. From gang life and drug abuse to competing for glory in fitness, Luera has risen to the top of his fitness …

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Chris Luera on The Clink Podcast

QLD Detective disciplined over investigation of Brisbane gang rape

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) have disciplined a detective who mishandled a gang rape investigation, in which destruction of key evidence occurred. Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Fenelon has been disciplined by the QPS, but the details of that discipline are unknown. This has prompted the victim’s lawyer to call for intervention by the Queensland’s Crime …

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Opposition to proposed prison in Sydney’s west

The NSW Government has identified a suburb near Parramatta in Sydney‘s west as the preferred site for the city’s next major jail. Heavy industry has dominated the suburb of Camellia for decades. The new plans to build a prison could undermine attempts to create jobs and new homes, according to council and business groups. Camellia …

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Tweeting in court? First review into open justice since birth of social media

The NSW Law Reform Commission is seeking submissions in relation to: a review of suppression orders, media access to court documents and the use of Twitter in court. The review, announced by NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman, covers multiple terms of reference including whether suppression orders can be enforced in a digital era, and whether …

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Tasmania Police cut clothes off teenager during strip search

A 17-year-old Aboriginal teenager was strip-searched in Hobart CBD, with her clothes cut off by Tasmania Police. The teenager was stopped by police after trying to catch a bus home, as strict bail conditions prevented her from entering the city centre. Spokeswoman for the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Nala Mansell said the teenager was left ‘shaken …

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Aboriginal teenager was strip-searched in Hobart CBD, with her clothes cut off by Tasmania Police.

441 deaths in custody: Calls for PM to meet families

The National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (NATSILS) has created a petition calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to meet with the families of those who died in custody on the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission next year. 2021 will be the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission The Royal Commission into …

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NATSILS Petition calls on PM to meet families of deaths in custody

What do to if you’re arrested over the Christmas break

Courts and criminal defence lawyers generally take a two-week break of the Christmas and New Year season. This 2020-2021 year, most courts will be closed from 25 December through to 10 January. So, what happens if you get arrested over this time? The NSW Police will still be arresting and charging people Police don’t take …

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Cannabis cautioning benefits wealthy, non-Indigenous

Adults caught using or possessing cannabis are more likely to be charged, rather than cautioned, in Western Sydney than in affluent areas of Sydney. The data, taken over the last five years, exhibits how NSW Police using their discretion can result in more charges for those in poorer suburbs, for the exact same offences. In …

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“I asked to go back to jail” – No regulations for rehab centres

Women are speaking out about the conditions of a rehabilitation centre in Sydney where leaders follow the fundamentalist Christian practice of speaking in tongues. As part of bail conditions, often those impacted by addiction are sent into a rehabilitation centre as a way to attempt to curb their addictions and to avoid going into prison. …

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Unregulated rehabilitation centres worse than jail
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