Australian police and policing

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Wrongfully jailed man sues Queensland for $2.1m, alleging police officer acted with malice
Exclusive: During 220 days in prison, Eamonn Coughlan says he was bashed, stabbed with a syringe and denied prescription drugs

Ben Smee

04, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Covid fine cancellations underline sense of unfair treatment in western Sydney
Move has come as a relief to many families but also damaged the ‘already fragile trust’ communities had in government’s decisions

Mostafa Rachwani

04, Dec, 2022 @1:00 AM

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WA police raid home of Indigenous woman campaigning to protect sacred rock art
Raelene Cooper was giving evidence as an expert witness during the trial of three climate protesters when officers searched her property

Royce Kurmelovs

04, Dec, 2022 @1:00 AM

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‘Proud of my community’: youth crime drops dramatically in Groote Eylandt
Elders say community-led justice reinvestment programs are having a real impact on the Northern Territory island

Sarah Collard

04, Dec, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Payment sought for 929 NSW residents who agreed to work off now invalid Covid fines
Redfern Legal Centre calls for compensation after withdrawal of 33,000 pandemic-era fines

Christopher Knaus and Michael McGowan

30, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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NSW government under pressure to scrap further 29,000 Covid fines after court ruling
State forced to cancel 33,000 fines so far but Revenue NSW argues ‘technical’ supreme court decision ‘does not mean offences were not committed’

Christopher Knaus

29, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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More than 33,000 Covid fines withdrawn in NSW after adverse court ruling
Court victory by Redfern Legal Centre prompts government to cancel half of all fines issued for breaching pandemic restrictions

Michael McGowan

29, Nov, 2022 @2:58 AM

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Queensland police allowed sexist and racist attitudes to flourish – advocates are worried about its $100m ‘reward’
As hard questions are asked about Queensland police’s leadership, concerns are raised about a new focus on recruitment

Ben Smee

25, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘I was totally gripped with fear’: inquiry examines 40 years of gay hate crimes
The special commission of inquiry into LGBTQ+ hate crimes has listed for examination at least five deaths of men from rural areas

Michael Burge

25, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Toyah Cordingley: police confirm key suspect in alleged murder arrested in India
Arrest follows $1m reward offered for the location and arrest of 38-year-old Rajwinder Singh in relation to alleged murder of Queensland woman

Caitlin Cassidy

25, Nov, 2022 @9:55 AM

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‘More police doesn’t build trust’: concern over proposal to tackle crime in Alice Springs
Deployment of 40 extra police to NT town doesn’t address underlying reasons for antisocial behaviour, community groups say

Sarah Collard

24, Nov, 2022 @6:48 AM

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Danny Lim arrest: NSW premier expects ‘strongest action’ if probe uncovers police wrongdoing
NSW watchdog will oversee internal police investigation, saying it can take it over if it has any concerns, as Sydney activist released from hospital

Tamsin Rose

24, Nov, 2022 @5:37 AM

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