Policing and Detention

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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

Children as young as 10 ‘on secret NSW Police blacklist’; suspects ‘routinely harassed’

October 26, 2017

People as young as 10 are being included on a secretive blacklist kept by New South Wales Police, which experts say is criminalising children. Lawyers from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) … read more

Children as young as 10 on “secret police blacklist”: study

October 26, 2017

NSW Police are keeping a secretive blacklist of people, including children as young as 10, who they suspect may be at risk of committing crimes in the future. Legal academics from the University of New South Wales and the Public … read more

Secret NSW Police policy harmful to young people

October 25, 2017

A NSW Police policy that aims to predict and prevent future crime is causing serious harm to young people and undermines the objectives of the NSW youth justice system, a new report has found. The report, released today by the … read more

Policing Young People in NSW: A study of the Suspect Targeting Management Plan

October 25, 2017

The New South Wales Police Force (NSW Police) Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP) seeks to prevent future offending by targeting repeat offenders and people police believe are likely to commit future crime. The STMP is both a police intelligence tool … read more

Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission re Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

September 1, 2017

PIAC’s submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples answers a range of questions asked by the Commission about the factors that contribute to ongoing over-incarceration as well as the … read more

Submission to Australian Human Rights Commission re OPCAT in Australia Consultation Paper

July 25, 2017

PIAC’s submission in response to the AHRC Consultation Paper on the implementation of OPCAT in Australia identifies a range of issues that should be addressed both before and after the ratification of the Optional Protocol. This includes discussing potential gaps … read more

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