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Forcible strip-search of female inmate violated Human Rights law

The forcible strip-search of a female inmate at a Canberra jail earlier this year breached the territory’s Human Rights Act. The ACT Inspector of Correctional Services released the review into the strip-search last week. He found that the decision to forcibly strip-search the inmate didn’t comply with the Human Rights legislation. Indigenous woman allegedly strip-searched …

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Raise the Age: Getting Children out of Prisons

Across Australia, children as young as 10 can be arrested by police, charged with an offence, hauled before Children’s Court and locked away in a prison. In response to this, Raise the Age is a campaign for the federal, state and territory governments to do what is right and #raisetheage of criminal responsibility. Accordingly, Australia …

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Tasmanian female inmates subjected to 841 strip-searches in 7 months

New data reveals that 841 strip-searches of women in Tasmanian prisons took place in a seven-month period, with only three failing the search. The figures obtained by the Human Rights Law Centre under a right to information (RTI) request revealed the data for the period between October 2020 and April 2021. The documents show that …

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Tasmanian prisons female inmates subjected to 841 strip-searches in 7 months

Retrial ordered for man jailed over involvement in Curtis Cheng execution

The Sydney man who is in jail in connection to the execution of NSW Police employee Curtis Cheng has had his conviction thrown out on appeal. Mustafa Dirani will undergo a retrial into his involvement of the 2015 murder. Dirani got a jail sentence of 28 years in 2019 after a guilty verdict of conspiracy …

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Retrial ordered for man jailed over involvement in Curtis Cheng execution

Government takes no action on raising the age, one year on

One year ago, Australia’s Attorneys-General decided to defer a long-awaited decision to raise the age of criminal responsibility. Since then, no action has been taken in raising the age, despite overwhelming international pressure to amend our position. A social media campaign has kicked off in support of changing the detrimental law.   View this post …

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Drug detection dogs during the COVID-19 lockdown

Greater Sydney is under stay-at-home orders, fighting a recent outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 delta strain. However, NSW Police still have their drug sniffer dogs out. Last Thursday, a drug detection dog was doing its thing at Campbelltown railway station, checking essential workers for any trace of illicit substances. While the state follows medical advice …

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CCTV of strip-searches and showers of children in detention should be removed, report states

A report from the ACT Inspector for Correctional Services has found that security cameras of children showering or being strip-searched violate their dignity. He recommended the removal of the cameras. ACT Inspector for Correctional Services Neil McAllister released the ACT’s youth detention centre’s first healthy centre review. He found that while strip-searching practices are sound, …

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CCTV of strip-searches and showers of children in detention should be removed, report states

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller to retire next April

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has announced he will leave his job when his five-year tenure ends next April. The top cop hasn’t been without his fair share of controversy over his 34-year police career. A 34-year police career, not without controversy Fuller took over the role from his predecessor Andrew Scipione after the Lindt …

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BREAKING NSW POLICE COMMISSIONER MICK FULLER TO RETIRE IN APRIL 2022

State of Victoria ‘not a good parent’ to indigenous children report finds

Victoria’s child protection system is under fire for not acting like a good parent to Indigenous children in its care. The state has been found to oppose bail for vulnerable young people in its care or asking the courts to take them into custody. The Commission for Children and Young People investigated the over-representation of …

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