Policing and Detention

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LECC hearings scrutinise excessive, invasive home visits by NSW Police

September 11, 2019

In this edition: LECC hearings scrutinise excessive, invasive home visits by NSW Police;  Religious Discrimination Bill misses the mark;  Australia Reimagined – public forum;  Media skills workshop with Tim Brunero – 22 October;  Australian Government Solicitor wins Pro Bono Law … read more

LECC hearings to scrutinise excessive, invasive home visits by NSW Police

September 9, 2019

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) will today hold public hearings in relation to the use of ‘bail compliance checks’ by NSW police officers in Newcastle in 2014. PIAC has been acting for the people who were the subject of … read more

Youth justice: time to raise the age

August 7, 2019

In this edition: Youth justice: time to raise the age;  A fairer NDIS;  Law reform: supporting survivors of domestic violence;  Health care and human rights seminar with the Kirby Institute;  Homelessness Week 2019;  Announcing PIAC’s new Principal Solicitors;  Opinion: demand … read more

2019 Social Justice Dinner – thank you!

March 22, 2019

In this edition: 2019 Social Justice Dinner – thank you!;  Reducing financial vulnerability: scheme helps over 60,000 people;  Challenge continues to excessive bail compliance checks;  A win for children leaving out-of-home-care;  Homelessness: more people street sleeping in inner Sydney

Challenge continues to excessive bail compliance checks

March 21, 2019

PIAC’s challenge to the power of NSW police officers to conduct bail compliance checks without a Court order continues, with the NSW Court of Appeal setting aside the December 2018 decision of the District Court. The Court of Appeal decided … read more

PIAC Welcomes passage of MedEvac Bill

February 15, 2019

In this edition PIAC Welcomes passage of MedEvac Bill;  Virginia Trioli to speak at 2019 Social Justice Dinner;  NSW Government plan will improve access to solar;  Federal Government must fix gaping hole in the Disability Discrimination Act;  Using technology to … read more

Commonwealth Bank to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines

January 24, 2019

In this edition Commonwealth Bank to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines’;  2019 Social Justice Dinner;  Hearing next week on excessive and invasive police checks;  Religious Freedom Review – LGBT students left waiting;  Welcom Chadwick Wong and Maddy Humphreys

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 properties to conduct random ‘bail compliance checks’ without a court order. The case arises from … 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

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