Police on the scrap heap: The hidden plight of injured officers

With police officers five times more likely to die by their own hands than in the course of duty there are renewed calls for a Parliamentary Inquiry into how the NSW Police Force and insurers deal with serving and former NSW police who have suffered psychological injuries. On  2 December 2014 our office will be hosting […]

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Police and Emergency Services

Parliament establishes Committee on the Conduct and Progress of the Ombudsman’s Inquiry “Operation Prospect

This week the NSW Parliament voted to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Conduct and Progress of the Ombudsman’s Inquiry “Operation Prospect. This is an important opportunity to finally remove the secrecy that, for more than a decade, has hidden how and why covert listening warrants were obtained by the NSW Police and NSW Crime Commission from 1999 […]

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Summer of tree clearing across NSW

More and more communities across NSW are approaching our office with concerns about the impact of the 10/50 clearing code of practice in their local area. The sound of chainsaws across large swathes of the Northern Beaches and North Shore in particular have locals worried that the face of their green, leafy suburbs is changing […]

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Attorney General and Justice

Greens bid for documents uncovers accountability gap in GIPA act

A decision from the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has exposed a serious flaw in the Government Information (Public Access) Act. Due to a definitional oversight, senior staff who work in the office of a Government Minister are exempt from normal accountability measures, meaning that there is no agency in which decisions can be held […]

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Committee report into the murders in Bowraville

The Law and Justice Committee report into the murders in Bowraville was presented to the NSW Parliament today. A full copy of the report is available here. Bowraville – Final report The inquiry followed a successful notice of motion by David on 26 November 2013. The terms of reference for the inquiry agreed to by […]

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