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.
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
The State Coroner Harriet Grahame is set to push a dramatic reduction of police drug operations and the inclusion of pill testing at music events and festivals.The Daily Telegraph recently reported that the coroner has also asked for the elimination of...read more
A toddler, who was stripped by police during his visit to see his dad in jail, is suing the state. Occurring on Father’s Day in 2018, the incident involved the 16-month-old and a police officer who allegedly took him out of the capsule in his aunt’s car,...read more
According to a new report, police shouldn’t be allowed to strip search those who are suspected of being in the possession of drugs. However, the data showed that more than 90 per cent of all searches conducted were for this reason. Commissioned by the...read more
A woman in Sydney says an incident at Homebush music festival in 2018, where she was forced to undergo a strip search from police, is forcing her to relive sexual assault from a year prior. Aged 20, the woman spoke of the incident, with notable legal...read more
The NSW Police are set to be questioned by the watchdog, over the alleged strip-searching of a 16-year-old female. Occurring at popular festival Splendour in the Grass, the instance is now the cause of – both legally and publically.The LECC (The Law...read more
The debate around drug regulation in Australia continues to rage unabated, as evidenced by the recent July inquiry into the deaths of six festival-goers between July 2018 and January 2019.The unethical use of police strip searches and other methods was...read more
With the Federal Government under pressure to show its mettle against the big banks, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has stepped up with a promise to implement the bulk of Royal Commission recommendations by mid-2020.The Banking Royal Commission report, led by...read more
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