Police and Emergency Services

Police psychological injuries: Roadmap for reform

Greens NSW Spokesperson for Police, David Shoebridge, together with injured police, their families and relevant experts has today be launched a comprehensive roadmap for reform on police psychological injuries. The recommendations for reform in the roadmap have been developed in consultation with injured police and their families as well as legal and medical professionals and reflect the […]

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Corrective services fail on justice reinvestment & recidivism

Research indicates that there is chronic underfunding of educational training within NSW Corrective Services with the majority of correctional facilities having at least one teaching vacancy. Prisoners are also required to pay TAFE course fees in full because due to administrative doublespeak, they are not defined as a ‘disadvantaged’ group. As reported by the Sydney […]

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What happened to the Anzac Day public holiday?

The Greens NSW are calling for the NSW Premier to step in and give workers a weekday public holiday to commemorate the Anzac Day centenary anniversary. This year, because April 25th falls on a Saturday the NSW government has decided to only make that Saturday a public holiday and not to give working people a […]

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Justice for Bowraville – Submissions close Friday

Almost a quarter of a century ago three Aboriginal children, Colleen Walker, Clinton Speedy-Duroux and Evelyn Greenup, were murdered in Bowraville and their killer still walks free.  The circumstances surrounding the three children’s murders have clear similarities, however the legal system at the time prevented all the murders being tried together.  This meant crucial evidence was missing from […]

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Australia Needs to Talk About Sniffer Dogs

As reported by VICE: The NSW Police drug dog presence at this month’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was substantial, as it has been in previous years. After having marched in the parade Tom, who prefers to keep his last name private, made his way to the after-party. The 28-year-old health industry worker arrived […]

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