Australian police and policing

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Magistrate grants girl bail amid concern she would join dozens of children held in adult watch houses for weeks
Eoin Mac Giolla Ri in a separate case last month said children could be exposed to ‘drunk, abusive, psychotic’ detainees

Eden Gillespie

07, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Teen had parole cancelled and was returned to detention after trying to kill himself, court hears
Lawyer argues revoking of parole should be considered mitigating factor in youth’s subsequent offending

Nino Bucci

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Gun import tariffs suggested as Queensland pushes for firearms registry at national cabinet
Federal police union says new register could be funded through criminal seizures or new weapon tax

Adeshola Ore

02, Feb, 2023 @8:27 AM

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‘Rather die in jail than a nursing home’: climate activists show stiff resolve as they face Queensland court
Group who allegedly disrupted parliament are mainly grey-haired activists who worry more about grandchildren’s future than going to prison

Joe Hinchliffe

01, Feb, 2023 @8:07 AM

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Head of Queensland police taskforce says ‘keeping children in detention’ not the solution
George Marchesini says new group will focus on preventing youth offending and work to address underlying complex factors

Eden Gillespie

01, Feb, 2023 @7:38 AM

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Protest outside George Pell’s funeral to go ahead after police back away from attempted ban
Community Action for Rainbow Rights reach an agreement with NSW police outside of court to march along modified route

Rafqa Touma

01, Feb, 2023 @4:34 AM

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PM says no ‘easy off-the-shelf solutions’ to unrest in Alice Springs
NT chief minister Natasha Fyles says ballots in communities on alcohol bans an option, as regional controller hands down report on crisis

Lorena Allam and Sarah Collard

01, Feb, 2023 @4:04 AM

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Inquiry into handling of Bruce Lehrmann case has scope to probe any ‘political influence’
ACT government confirms retired Queensland judge Walter Sofronoff will lead independent inquiry

Christopher Knaus

01, Feb, 2023 @3:44 AM

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Walter Sofronoff to lead inquiry into handling of Bruce Lehrmann case
Former judge will investigate damning allegations made by prosecutor Shane Drumgold about police conduct

Christopher Knaus

31, Jan, 2023 @10:04 AM

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Racial profiling fears raised as Queensland seeks to expand police search powers
Bill allows officers in certain locations to search people for weapons without having reasonable suspicion

Eden Gillespie

30, Jan, 2023 @6:37 AM

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Dating app background and ID checks being considered in bid to fight abuse
National roundtable mulls safety strategies as communications minister says ‘no one law is going to fix this issue’

Tamsin Rose

25, Jan, 2023 @7:14 AM

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ACT close to naming head of Bruce Lehrmann trial inquiry and its scope
Announcement expected next week after trial for alleged rape of Brittany Higgins collapses and DPP alleges ‘inappropriate interference’ in case

Christopher Knaus

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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