Telstra faces $50m fine for exploiting Indigenous consumers

Telstra has admitted it breached consumer law after they sold mobile phone plans to Indigenous consumers who could not afford them and did not understand them. The telco reached an agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after they completed an 18-month investigation into their conduct. Exploiting vulnerabilities ACCC chair Rod Sims was …

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ACCC fines Telstra over breached consumer law mobile phone plans to Indigenous consumers

Handcuffed for medical appointments: Asylum Seeker sues Government

An asylum seeker who experiences seizures when handcuffed has launched a landmark test case against the Federal Government. The case highlights the excessive use of force within immigration detention centres, including the use of handcuffs for medical appointments. The Government uses handcuffs to restrain men and women attending off-site medical appointments. This is disproportionate to …

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Womens’ prison series named Podcast of the Year

A podcast from inmates at the Darwin Correctional Centre has taken out the top prize at the coveted Australian Podcast Awards. ‘Birds Eye View’ took out the best documentary podcast at the Awards and then collected the top prize. The judges commended the real and powerful women behind the podcast. “Raw, insightful, heartbreaking and empathetic. Like …

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Two thirds of Australians support pill testing, according to new report

Nearly two-thirds of Australians are in favour of pill testing at music festivals, according to new data from the Australian National University (ANU). Only one jurisdiction in Australia has trialled pill testing to date. The ACT implemented a drug checking service at ‘Groovin the Moo’ music festival in 2018 and 2019 in Canberra. As a …

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Pill testing for ecstasy and MDMA at a music festival

Budget cuts for RFS Firefighters, increases for NSW Police

Within the last 12 months, we’ve seen towns flattened by fires as NSW Rural Fire Service crews are spread thin attempting to save what homes they can. In the meantime, NSW Police have spent $24 million settling lawsuits against their officers for misconduct. Despite this, RFS lost $195 million from the NSW 20/21 budget, and …

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NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and budget

End invasive strip searches in women’s prisons

Women in correctional facilities are subjected to routine, and sometimes random strip searches. Searches are conducted when inmates leave and return to the centre, around contact and non-contact visits and other unspecified times. A protest is being held outside the Silverwater Correctional Centre tomorrow at 1:00 pm by the Ban Strip Searches in NSW Coalition …

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Lawyers urge NSW Government to delay the vote for the drug stop and search bill

A new bill is being voted on this week in the NSW Parliament with dire consequences to civil liberties. “It’s a super stop and search bill with few if any checks and balances,” stated Greens MLC David Shoebridge. The main concerns with the bill, as outlined by Shoebridge, include: Unlimited warrantless searches of anyone subject …

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Police arresting someone

Stop strip searches of children under 16 – NSW Greens introduce bill to Parliament

NSW Greens have presented a bill to Parliament to put a stop to the creep of police powers under drug dog and strip search schemes and prohibit strip searches for children under 16. The new bill proposes to make some significant changes to the existing legislation including: prohibiting the use of drug detection dogs without …

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New Greens bill telling police dogs to sniff off

Cops, complaints and cliques: speaking out ‘weaponised’ in the NSW Police Force

Police officers from across NSW are saying that internal complaints are being “weaponised” and are pushing out ‘good’ officers while protecting underperforming police officers who are a part of ‘cliques’. The Sydney Morning Herald spoke to 20 officers from metro and regional areas who detailed accounts of toxic leaders, cover-ups and “upwards bullying” of senior officers …

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