Bike helmet laws are meant to be about safety. But the hefty penalties and huge number of fines are causing resentment – made worse by some police abusing the law to stop, question and search riders.
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.
Counter-terrorism legislation has created a permanent zone of suspicion – but not for everyone.
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
Underage police informants can't necessarily be trusted to provide accurate information, so why compromise their safety?
The future of private security is beset by many challenges and what forms of regulation would be required to align it with the public interest.
A review of international research shows that police may well be better off without weapons.
Killer Christopher Halliwell almost escaped trial after a police officer bent the rules to find one of his victims.
The role of police is being questioned as never before. In addition to facing increased media scrutiny, officers are being killed. What is the effect on their well-being and, in turn, on ours?
With citizens filming police, and police recording public encounters, the key to the truth is establishing a clear timeline of events.
The cost of justice puts victims at a disadvantage.
When we look at cases of police corruption and abuses, we must ask: who do the police really serve?
Australia has become less compassionate, more punitive and more ready to blame individuals for their alleged failings since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.