Clea Rose Decision

Coroner Karen Fryar’s finding in the Clea Rose inquiry is extremely disappointing. As the parents point out, public safety and human life should be paramount in police decisions about whether or not to pursue suspect vehicles.
This police purs…

Cops clear cops

It is annual report time and the Commonwealth Ombudsman declares that the vast marjority of complaints against the AFP are unsubstantiated.

What a joke.
The citizens should know that the Ombudsman’s office does not actually investigate those complain…

Spin over Police

Police Minister Corbell is yet again trying to ‘spin’ the poor performance of ACT Policing and the level of complaints made against it last financial year (Ombudsman reports 17pc rise in police complaints -Canberra Times 26 Sep).

He attributes the 17…

What the heck!

Are Scipione’s boys above the law or has the police state arrived? There are requirements for officers to wear their ID, but for APEC, what the heck.

The question is who ordered the IDs to be taken off as they are the officers responsible for such a b…

Keeping the Peace

At first glance, the use of water cannon and stadium prisons during the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit suggests Australia has become a police state
Nothing could be further from the truth. The Howard government values human rights. The meas…