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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

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, Dargin and … 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

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

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

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

PIAC’s submission to the Review of Police Oversight in NSW

July 19, 2015

PIAC has welcomed the independent review of the oversight mechanisms for the NSW Police Force, being conducted by Mr Andrew Tink AM. Tink will consider whether a single civilian oversight body is needed for the NSW Police Force. In this … read more

Oversight of police critical incidents

October 16, 2013

In this submission to the NSW Government, PIAC urges the Government to establish a new body or resource an existing body such as the Ombudsman or Police Integrity Commission, to independently investigate critical incidents involving police; and to publicly release … read more

Submission in response to Ombudsman NSW Issues Paper: Summary Offences Act 1988 Section 9: Continuation of intoxicated and disorderly behaviour following move on direction

March 7, 2013

This submission states that HPLS remains concerned that the amendments to theSummary Offences Act 1988 have the potential to have a impact on homeless people, particularly those in primary homelessness who spend much of their time living and sleeping in public places. This … read more

The criminalisation of conduct: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system

May 25, 2012

This article examines the alarmingly high over-represenation of Indigenous juveniles in the criminal justice system, and suggests that changes in both policy (the attitudes of police) and law reform (changes to the imposition and monitoring of bail conditions), as well … read more

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