Requiring adult supervision for 16 and 17 year olds is undermining health and community, and a huge overreach from police.
Police forces around the world, including in Australia, are using facial recognition apps to identify persons of interest on the spot. The public, while wary, are generally supportive.
There are signs Australian police have moved away from community service towards more enforcement – this is a troubling development.
Policing during the pandemic has tended to focus on punitive measures against individuals. A community-focused, public health approach would move away from coercive policing.
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Along with firearms and disease, the horse was a key element in occupying Aboriginal land during the colonial period and controlling the largely convict workforce on the frontier.
The case may set a precedent about what is fixated behaviour and an appropriate use of the FPIU.
The early Australian colony of thieves was all about crime and crime control; the details, from the mid-1800s, were published in what came to be known as the Police Gazette. Now it’s been visualised.
Proposals in NSW to force someone who spits at or bites a frontline worker to be tested for HIV and other blood-borne viruses are a real problem - for workers and the public.
“The government was totally taken by surprise” when the One Nation senators and Jacqui Lambie voted against the ensuring integrity legislation, says Michelle Grattan.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Leigh Sullivan and Michelle Grattan discuss this week in politics, and talk about what to expect in the year’s final parliamentary sitting week.
A leader with any appreciation of process should know that by directly contacting the commissioner he was opening himself to attack.
With one parliamentary week remaining, Angus Taylor has been discredited, and Scott Morrison has been embroiled and embarrassed – or embarrassed himself. And the whole thing was avoidable.
Morrison told parliament: ‘What I did yesterday is what I told the house I would do.’
NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller, who knows Morrison personally, defended the PM, saying he ‘didn’t ask for anything that was inappropriate and I’m comfortable with the discussion that we had’.
The affair started when Taylor wrote to Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore after the council declared a climate emergency, seeking to score a political point.
In a statement to the house, Morrison said he had spoken to the NSW police commissioner about “the nature and substance” of the police inquiries.
Inside a strip search booth used at music festivals. New research has found strip searches have increased 20 fold in the last 12 years.
Obtained by Redfern Legal Centre from NSW Police Force under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW)
In a non-policing context, having to perform such acts would be a serious assault. This is why strip searches are meant to be a last resort and only used in serious and urgent circumstances.
Police detectives at the scene of a fatal crash in Northcote in 2017. The crash occurred after a police pursuit.
As a police officer, I was involved in many pursuits, investigated serious accidents and later became a researcher. Here’s what I’ve learned about how police make decisions in a pursuit.
Victoria Police inspect the scene after Sunday morning’s brawl in which six people were injured, one critically.
After a violent brawl involving African Australians on Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested Victoria Police needed to take a firmer hand – but it’s far more complicated than that.
Police guard the blockade line in Martin Place, Sydney, during the siege of the Lindt Cafe in December 2014.
Not every terrorist hostage taker will be open to hostage negotiations. But everything we know from psychology tells us that some of them might be.
While noting the bravery of the police officers involved in the 2014 Sydney siege, a NSW coronial inquest also highlighted that mistakes were made.
Policing culture is often associated with a lack of transparency and a resistance to external examination.