Policing and Detention
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PIAC made a submission on the use of non-conviction orders and good behaviour bonds to the NSW Sentencing Council. This submission is informed by the work of the HPLS Solicitor Advocate and PIAC’s work in the area of prisons.In this … read more
PIAC believes that there are basic public interest principles that should guide policy and program development in relation to corrective services. These are the maintenance of substantive equality; the promotion, protection and fulfilment of human rights; equitable standards of health … read more
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The Children in Detention Advocacy Project (CIDnAP) is again open for referral. CIDnAP is a joint project between PIAC, the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) NSW and Legal Aid NSW. It conducts litigation, policy work and advocacy relating to … read more
Seriously ill psychiatric patients committed to institutions against their will have to wait up to four weeks for a hearing into their detention.
THE stealth with which the NSW Government has sought to give police the power to search people’s homes secretly has angered lawyers and civil libertarians.