Policing and Detention

Archive of posts in the 'Policing and Detention' category

Considering non-custodial sentencing options:

July 13, 2010

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

A just and fair prison system: Principles or profit?

July 13, 2010

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

CIDnAP open for referrals

June 17, 2010

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

Mentally ill forced to wait

March 13, 2010

Seriously ill psychiatric patients committed to institutions against their will have to wait up to four weeks for a hearing into their detention.

Protest at secret search powers

March 22, 2009

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.

Secret searches spreading too far

March 22, 2009

This week, the upper house of State Parliament is expected to consider a law to allow police to enter in secret and search the homes of those suspected of committing crimes. The bill was pushed through the lower house this … read more

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