Policing and Detention

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Court win stops excessive and invasive police checks

December 7, 2018

In a significant decision handed down on Tuesday, the District Court of NSW has confirmed that NSW Police do not have the power to enter people’s houses to conduct random ‘bail compliance checks’ without a court order. The case, Dargin and … read more

Police powers: hearing today on excessive ‘bail compliance checks’

November 29, 2018

In this edition Police powers: hearing today on excessive ‘bail compliance checks’;  Report: Utility disconnections hitting struggling families hardest;  Senate Inquiry Recommends Protection for LGBT Students;  Child protection reforms pass NSW Parliament;  Thanks Macquarie Bank!;  2019 Social Justice Dinner – … read more

Police powers: hearing today on excessive ‘bail compliance checks’

November 29, 2018

PIAC is challenging in court the powers of police to conduct ‘bail compliance checks’ at people’s homes without a court order. The case, Dargan and Green v the State of NSW, arises from concerns that police have conducting excessive and invasive … read more

Explainer: The Ruddock Review and LGBT students and teachers

October 23, 2018

In this edition Explainer: The Ruddock Review and LGBT students and teachers; Calls for greater transparency and accountability for secret ‘STMP’ policing policy; Sri Lanka: new transitional justice mechanism bill on reparations passed; Litigating for change seminar – thank you!; … read more

Calls for greater transparency and accountability for secret ‘STMP’ policing policy and its impact on young people

September 21, 2018

PIAC has welcomed calls by a NSW Parliamentary Committee for greater transparency and accountability in relation to the way the NSW Police Force applies the Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP) to children and young people. The STMP is a secret … read more

Banking Royal Commission urged to consider mental health discrimination

May 18, 2018

In this edition: Banking Royal Commission urged to consider mental health discrimination;  Bungled police response leaves DV victim behind bars;  Family Matters National Week of Action;  Thanks and Farewell Lou Schetzer

Bungled police response leaves DV victim behind bars

May 17, 2018

PIAC has commenced proceedings against NSW police and corrective services over the mishandling of a domestic violence case that saw a victim held in custody for failing to appear in court as a witness against her former partner. Sarah* was … read more

Submission to NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Adequacy of Youth Diversion Programs

March 23, 2018

PIAC’s submission to this inquiry drew heavily on previous work, including our submission to the 2017 Royal Commission into Indigenous Incarceration, as well as the report into NSW Police’s Suspect Target Management Plan. The submissions makes a number of recommendations … read more

NT Royal Commission highlights national crisis in child protection for Aboriginal children

November 21, 2017

The NT Royal Commission’s final Report, released Friday, is an indictment of the NT government’s failure to protect the most vulnerable children and young people in its care. Importantly, it has also drawn attention to the national crisis in child … read more

Marriage Equality: Time to put a ring on it

November 10, 2017

In this edition Marriage Equality: Time to put a ring on it;  Asylum seekers in onshore detention lack basic medical care too;  Secret NSW Police policy harmful to young people: Report;  Addressing Indigenous child removal;  Electricity price win for Victorian … read more

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