UN may end police ‘self-surgery’

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 …

Liberty loses in the Budget

Cartoon with thanks to John Ditchburn, InkcinctCivil liberties and human rights lost out in Budget 2013. Not only did they lose to the police, security-like agencies and the spooks by not receiving funds, but some civil justice and human rights areas we…