Australian police and policing

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Audit finds ‘systemic failures’ in how Victorian police treat Indigenous complaints
Ibac found 41% of files audited contained indicators of bias on behalf of investigators

Benita Kolovos

18, May, 2022 @7:09 AM

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Victor Dominello set out to reform gambling in NSW, but the odds were always against him
He set up the Bergin inquiry and had plans for a cashless gaming card, but in the end the former gambling minister had the losing hand

Michael McGowan

13, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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What is coercive control? These are the concerning behaviours
Queensland will soon criminalise coercive control, a distinctive pattern of malign behaviour closely linked to domestic homicide

Amanda Gearing

13, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Queensland police union drops fierce opposition to domestic violence inquiry
Union boss says his view of inquiry into police ‘cultural issues’ changed after Hannah Clarke inquest

Ben Smee

11, May, 2022 @2:02 AM

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‘One chance to get this right’: Queensland domestic violence inquiry must address police culture
Analysis: the landmark McMurdo report was first described as ‘just another woke report’ by the police union president

Ben Smee

10, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Review of forensic DNA testing ‘falls short’ for Queensland victims, critics say
Specific cases may be examined to inform scope of review, no re-analysis of DNA samples will be done

Eden Gillespie

10, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Queensland to criminalise coercive control and probe police response to domestic violence
Criminalising coercive control has been on the state’s agenda since the murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children in 2020

Ben Smee

10, May, 2022 @12:30 AM

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More police in remote NT areas is a ‘direct threat’ to Aboriginal community, elders say
Leaders call for funding to be directed towards self-determined governance after police minister announces additional officers for regional areas

Calla Wahlquist

06, May, 2022 @6:13 AM

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Toddler allegedly ‘forgotten’ on childcare bus for six hours is now breathing on her own, grandmother says
Three-year-old girl remains in intensive care after being found unconscious in near 30-degree heat at Gracemere, Queensland

Eden Gillespie

05, May, 2022 @9:11 AM

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Woman reportedly ‘covered in blood’ arrested on tram after two men fatally stabbed in Melbourne
Emergency services were called to the scene in Brunswick at about 5.20am on Thursday

Cait Kelly

05, May, 2022 @2:32 AM

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Victorian detective got free tickets to boxing from Mick Gatto, Ibac hearing told
Det Sgt Wayne Dean says on two occasions he shared tickets given to him by the alleged underworld figure with other officers

Nino Bucci

04, May, 2022 @7:38 AM

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Expert warned against wrist X-rays used by AFP to prosecute children as adult people smugglers
Radiologist James Christie’s court evidence said technique had no scientific validity and was never intended to assess age

Christopher Knaus

03, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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