Australian police and policing

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‘She would never leave the tent’: mother of Cleo Smith speaks of disappearance from WA campsite
Ellie Smith says she woke to find her four-year-old daughter and her sleeping bag missing from their campsite near Carnarvon

Caitlin Cassidy

19, Oct, 2021 @8:59 AM

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Police enabling violence and exploitation against people with disability, report finds
‘Inadequate’ police response fails to protect people with a disability, whether they were victims, witnesses or alleged offenders, royal commission says

Christopher Knaus

19, Oct, 2021 @7:06 AM

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Services Australia pays $1.2m for controversial spyware for fraud investigations
Federal agency refuses to say which programs, such as jobseeker, Medicare or the disability pension, it uses Cellebrite technology to probe

Josh Taylor

14, Oct, 2021 @6:44 AM

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Family pay tribute to Gomeroi man Gordon Copeland and seek answers over his death
Police say remains found last week belong to 22-year-old Moree man missing since he was seen entering the Gwydir river in June

Cait Kelly

12, Oct, 2021 @12:59 AM

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Police officer who fined Brisbane Greens councillor Jonathan Sri regularly criticised him on Facebook
Exclusive: Queensland police will review fine issued by officer who pursued Sri for allegedly riding his bike through a yellow light

Ben Smee

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Gordon Copeland: search for missing Aboriginal man uncovers human remains
Divers find remains in Gwydir River, about 500 metres from where Moree man was last seen allegedly running from NSW police

Ben Smee

07, Oct, 2021 @4:02 AM

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‘Ridiculous’: NSW police accused of handing out unfair Covid fines and targeting young people
Legal centres are being ‘bombarded’ by people who say they’ve been wrongly fined for lockdown breaches

Mostafa Rachwani

06, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Queensland police officer who leaked domestic abuse victim’s address resigns
Victim calls for overhaul of ‘weak’ internal discipline system that allowed Neil Punchard to be paid since being charged and stood down in 2018

Ben Smee

04, Oct, 2021 @2:18 AM

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Queensland police refuse to remove traditional owners occupying Adani’s coalmine site
Miner says group is ‘trespassing’ but police have acknowledged their cultural rights under human rights act

Ben Smee

02, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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NSW police investigating desecration of Indigenous Myall Creek massacre memorial
Thousands of dollars of damage was done to facilities at the site of one of the most infamous mass killings in Australia’s colonial history

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

01, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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NSW Covid update: Brad Hazzard contradicts police chief on enforcement of vaccine rules
Police commissioner says officers will not be walking through cafes and pubs to check vaccine passports, but health minister says ‘they have no choice’

Christopher Knaus

28, Sep, 2021 @3:52 AM

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Arrest footage and teargas raise concerns about Victoria police’s use of force to quell protests
Video of a man being thrown to the ground by an officer at Melbourne’s Flinders St Station sparks internal investigation

Josh Taylor

23, Sep, 2021 @9:18 AM

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