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Can I Secretly Record a Conversation in New South Wales?

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former New South Wales homicide detective Gary Jubelin has lost his appeal against his conviction for illegally recording conversations with a person of interest in the William Tyrrell investigation. Earlier this year, the former detective was found guilty of four...

Journalists Can’t Be Forced to Reveal Their Sources, or Can They?

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
Press Freedoms and whistleblower protections have rightly been of concern of late. In June last year, the AFP conducted press raids on ABC and News Corp journalists. While Bernard Collaery and David McBride are both facing prosecution in closed courts...

NSW Police Bust Up Legal Campus Protests: An Interview With Student Activist Kelton Muir

by Paul Gregoire
For those who haven’t been following, NSW police has been enforcing an unofficial ban on protests since late July. Under the COVID-19 public health order on gatherings, outdoor meetings or assemblies “for a common purpose” of more than 20 people...

Don’t Bring the Drug Dogs Back: An Interview With Sniff Off’s Xiaoran Shi

by Paul Gregoire
On the evening of 10 September, the Sniff Off Facebook page alerted its close to 85,000 followers that police officers with a drug dog had been spotted at Blacktown Station. The post noted that this was the first time a...

Government Ignores Revered Report on Reducing First Nations Incarceration

by Paul Gregoire
The recent resurgence of the Stop Aboriginal Deaths in Custody movement has drawn renewed focus towards the overpolicing and overincarceration of First Nations people, as well as the systemic racism that’s leading to their overrepresentation in the criminal justice system....

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Stealing from a Person in NSW

by Ugur Nedim
A magistrate in Liverpool Local Court has sentenced a man in relation to an incident during which he stole $100 from a man in a wheelchair who had just withdrawn his disability pension from an ATM. 20-year old Jarrod Elphick...

The Law, Defences and Penalties for Carjacking in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
It has been alleged that shortly after 4pm on Monday, 14 September 2020, a man armed with a knife approached a silver Volkswagen which was parked in a carpark between Yambil Street and Canal Street, Griffith in the north-western Riverina...

Police Slam Man’s Head into Counter then Charge Him with Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
A South Australian man who suffered a brain injury after a Senior Police officer slammed his head into a counter while he was in custody has spent more than three years fighting to have charges against him thrown out of...

Millions in Misconduct Payments: Shoebridge on the Paramilitary NSW Police Force

by Paul Gregoire
It’s been revealed that over the financial year 2019/20, the NSW Police Force or rather, the state’s taxpayers who fund them, paid out $24,164,658.82 to settle and defend police misconduct claims. And the number of civil cases brought against the...

Victoria Police Brutalise Citizens by Cover of COVID

by Paul Gregoire
Footage has emerged showing Victoria police officers ramming a civilian in the back with their car, before a number of officers swarm him on the ground. One officer stomps on his head, while other footage seems to suggest this was...
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