The AFP’s special aviation police spend more time on luggage items than any other duty, and AFP formal documents are woefully out of date, a recent ANAO audit shows.
Catch-all bikie laws throughout Australia are bad enough, but the enshrining of new secrecy provisions in court procedures is a major concern for justice, Rebecca Ananian-Welsh writes.
We’re often asked about how people should react to sniffer dog searches: here’s a Q&A on whether or not to officially consent to a police search after being sniffed.
For all the absurdities of Queensland’s anti-bikie legislation, its bill cracking down on parties is probably worse, writes Chris Berg. Looks like no office parties this year.
Citizens quickly lose faith in the justice system if they sense laws, police or the courts aren’t fair, criminologists from Europe and Australia reported at a world conference in Australia.
Young people are handing their their personal IDs to bouncers and bar staff under pub scanning regimes which mostly infringe privacy rules and principles, Bill Rowlings of CLA says
At last, says the New York Times in a formal Editorial opinion, the USA is taking ‘A Saner Approach’ to marijuana and drugs. When will Australian politicians learn?
A new Unexplained Wealth Bill allows the state to seize property without anyone being convicted of crime, CLA’s Richard Griggs warns. States enact new money-grabbing laws because police fail to catch criminals.
With fresh calls for the federal government to adopt mandatory data retention, what’s going on with surveillance in Australia’s greenest destination? Clare Blumer of the Global Mail reports, with help from CLA’s Richard Griggs
The UN Human Rights Council may recommend Australia abandons police investigating police. The UNHCR is expected to adjudicate within weeks on a dispute involving a boy being impaled on a fence in Sydney…and the outcome could end police ‘self-surgery’ investigations in Australia. TJ Hickey, a 17-year-old Aboriginal youth, was impaled …