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Cop charged after assault at Flinders Street Station

A police officer has been charged after sling tackling a man at Flinders St Station last year. The event seems to be an example of excessive force. The 36-year-old officer is on suspension after footage of the incident emerged on Twitter. The officer faces charges of recklessly causing injury, unlawful assault and common law assault …

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Excessive Force: Cop charged after assault at Flinders Station

Rise in Queensland police officers accused of domestic violence

Last year, 84 Queensland police officers were respondents in domestic violence protection orders. A senior officer cited a concerning increase in the number of officers accused of domestic violence. He said that the organisation was “grappling” with how to respond. Assistant Commissioner of QLD Police Brian Codd told Guardian Australia that he couldn’t offer a “100% guarantee” …

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Rise in Queensland police officers accused of domestic violence

25 years on from Port Arthur Massacre and NSW still has over a million firearms

A quarter of a century on from Australia’s deadly Port Arthur Massacre, NSW has over a million registered guns statewide. The total number of registered guns has increased steadily by 11 per cent over the four years between 2016 and 2020, according to NSW Police data. Greens MP David Shoebridge was concerned about the growing …

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OVER ONE MILLION FIREARMS IN NSW ALONE, 25 YEARS ON FROM PORT ARTHUR MASSACRE

Christmas Island detainee’s tooth knocked loose as head pushed into concrete floor

A detainee asylum seeker at Christmas Island was subdued by five guards when his head was pressed down into the ground, knocking loose one of his teeth. CCTV footage, obtained through freedom of information laws, shows Mr FE* appearing to be punched before he was wrestled to the ground. His head is turned to the side …

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Eighty-two Victoria Police Officers charged with DV – no convictions recorded

Between 2015 and 2019, 82 Victoria Police officers were charged with family violence offences. Only one officer was found guilty and no convictions were recorded. The charges ranged from contravening family violence intervention orders to rape, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and threats to kill. Of those 82 officers, 68 were male and 14 female. Only …

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Victorian Police involved in Domestic Violence offences

Police officer slams Indigenous man’s head into wall at Goulburn Police Station

A NSW police officer continued to serve after being charged with assaulting an Indigenous man at Goulburn Police Station in January 2019. Patrick Little, a then-18-year-old Indigenous man, was arrested for affray and taken to Goulburn Police station before being assaulted by police. Little is seen to get out of the back of the Police …

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Patrick Little Assaulted by Goulburn Police

Law Professor Simon Rice thrown to ground by NSW Police after observing Sydney Uni protest

Professor Simon Rice was pushed to the ground by NSW Police during a peaceful protest against University staff cuts and fee hikes at the University of Sydney yesterday. Professor Rice was acting as a legal observer, as part of research into protest. He was then thrown to the ground, arrested and fined by police. He …

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Domestic violence services need an extra 123 lawyers & $25 mill for COVID-19

Domestic violence services have stated that they need 123 more lawyers and an additional $25 million in funding to be able to cope with the influx of DV victims during the COVID-19 crisis. The Senate COVID-19 committee last week heard that legal groups were struggling to meet demand during the pandemic. The same groups stated …

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Meet the Indigenous Tik Tok Creators Educating Gen Z

Meet the Indigenous TikTok stars educating Gen Z A whopping 1.6 million Australians are regular TikTok users, according to Business Insider. Many people disregard the platform as for children only. However, many generations have taken to it. In the past year, TikTok creators have been educating on misinformation and rallying behind protesters for #blacklivesmatter. Many …

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Has Domestic Violence Increased or Decreased during COVID-19?

According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), domestic violence has not increased during COVID-19. Calls to the NSW Domestic Violence Line also showed no evidence of COVID-related increase. However, a survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) found otherwise. The survey stated that two-thirds of women already suffering from …

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