Strip searched so police can meet quotas?
Oppressive police powers like move-on directions and invasive searches should not be the subject of random “KPIs” or targets. It’s unethical, erodes trust in police – and is probably illegal.
Steven Attalla, 55, doesn't go to music festivals, and his opinions are likely to differ from those who do when it comes to topics like pill testing and taking illicit drugs. Nonetheless, police believed The Rocks businessman was packing something illegal...read more
Lead criminal Solicitor Nicholas Stewart warns that anyone carrying drugs into a NSW. festival can be deemed a drug dealer. Even a text message discussing drugs can be enough to end up in hot water. Mr Steward said "In NSW for example, 0.75g of MDMA is...read more
Police allegedly touch teenage boys testicles and have young girl ‘strip naked and squat’ at music festival.
Controversial police powers allowing strip searching at music festivals have been investigated as part of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) last month. The alleged illegal search of a 16 year old girl at last year’s Splendour in the Grass...read more
Drug disposal bins at music festivals are being touted as a way to reduce panic pill taking, drawing support from NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller. Mr Fuller stated that “if there are smart strategies to protect kids, I’d be all for it”. Festival...read more
Redfern Legal Centre has obtained access to the current NSW Police, Drug Detection Dogs, Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs). Redfern Legal Centre obtained the SOPs via the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. NSW Police initially denied full access to the documents...read more
The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has released the results of its latest research on the experience of CTP insurance customers in New South Wales. These five insurers studied for this report were in NSW: AAMI, Allianz, GIO, NRMA and QBE. The...read more
The Supreme Court of New South Wales ruling on 28th October 2019 relating to a historical sexual assault is an important decision for insured institutions and reinforces the notion of ‘once and for all’ in relation to an agreed Deed of Release.Claims...read more
Leaked recommendations from Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame include allowing pill testing at music festivals. Due November 8, the report is not finalised according to a spokeswoman for the NSW coroner’s court however the draft report given to NSW...read more
Prior to the release of the full report regarding prevention of drug-related deaths at music festivals, debate still continues over what strategies would be in place for education around drugs and alcohol, and young people. Several recommendations by the...read more
The deputy state coroner Harriet Grahame will recommend pill testing and the abolition of police sniffer dogs and body searches, according to a leaked draft of her final report. Her recommendations, touted as radical, include a government funded pill...read more
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