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Queensland Government’s “war on youth” won’t fix crime

The Queensland Government‘s latest knee jerk reaction to a spate of tragedies leaves already vulnerable children in an even more vulnerable position. Earlier this year, three people were killed in incidents involving children. A young couple tragically died near Brisbane when a 17-year-old was driving a stolen car whilst intoxicated. Another young woman was killed …

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Mick Fuller steps down from Police Bank board, days before being blocked from ARLC board

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has been blocked from joining the board of the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) less than a fortnight after stepping down from the board of the Police Bank. Fuller told the Sydney Morning Herald he’s “not disappointed” about being blocked from the ARLC role. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and ARLC chairman …

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Mick Fuller steps down from Police Bank board, days before being blocked from ARLC board

NSW Police officer acquitted of assaulting Indigenous man in custody

A NSW Police officer has been acquitted of two counts of common assault after a District Court judge accepted that the force was reasonable and not excessive. In 2019, Senior Constable Jeames Iaian Murray was captured on CCTV footage pushing Indigenous man Patrick Little‘s head into a wall, before throwing him into a cell door. …

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Senior Constable Murray Cleared of charges of assaulting Patrick Little

Aboriginal man cleared of charges after being tasered by police

Johannes Mangurra was charged with assaulting police officers and resisting arrest after he was tasered inside Numbulwar Police station in the Northern Territory in August 2019. Police pepper-sprayed and tasered the 24-year-old. He then bit police officers during a scuffle on the ground. His lawyers labelled the treatment in police custody as “outrageous” and argued …

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Aboriginal Man charged with assault police

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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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.

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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Arrested and needing bail Christmas court closure

“Worth a rape charge”, “Massive load up”: NSW Police chat group transcript released

Corruption investigations have revealed that NSW Police officers engaged in horrifically misogynistic conversations and jokes about fake charges in a Whatsapp group. The revelations have led to two officers being sacked and the messaging app being banned across the entire force. The conversation dates back to 2017, where one officer shared a photo of a …

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NT Police Officer threatens to ‘belt the f***’ out of Aboriginal teens in Alice Springs

A Northern Territory Police officer has been caught on CCTV grabbing, shoving and verbally abusing a teenage boy in Alice Springs before threatening to “belt the f**k out” of three others. The ABC obtained the footage after a long-fought Freedom of Information request was finally granted. The footage was recorded in March 2018 when a …

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NT Police Officer threatens to assault Aboriginal teens in Alice Springs

Defend the IMARC 25: Drop the charges against protestors

The 25 protestors arrested and charged at last year’s International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) are calling for support to have their charges dropped. In October last year, the protestors were arrested and charged with multiple offences including; unlawful assembly, besetting premises, and incitement. The protesters were arrested while they exercised their civil liberties, attempting …

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