Event report: Byron Bay Drugs, Driving and Policing Forum

Event report: Byron Bay Drugs, Driving and Policing Forum

        We were delighted with the response to our first community forum in Byron talking about Drugs, Driving and Policing – and specifically how changes in policing practice were heavily targeting the region. David presented the latest data...
Liberal National government’s heartless Martin Place bill passes

Liberal National government’s heartless Martin Place bill passes

Today in National Homelessness Week the Liberal National government rushed through legislation that will allow police to remove the homeless people from Martin Place, seize and destroy their belongings and break up non-“authorised” protests within the CBD. This is a...
Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

Grill the Ministers at Budget Estimates

It has been a busy year in NSW Parliament, and once again budget estimates are almost upon us. Hearings will be from Thursday 31 August to Friday 8 September 2017. We’d love to hear your thoughts about issues to raise and potential questions to ask. Budget Estimates...
Emergency Services Bullying Inquiry

Emergency Services Bullying Inquiry

We’ve spoken to many emergency service workers who want to put a submission into the current bullying inquiry, but have concerns about how making a submission might impact on their employment, and specifically that they have worries that making a submission may...
Shoot to kill powers will not make us safer

Shoot to kill powers will not make us safer

Implementing The NSW Coroner’s recommendations in relation to the Lindt Café Siege is important and necessary step in moving forward but cannot come at the expense of our civil liberties. The Coalition’s announcement to tighten parole and give police “shoot to kill”...
Police Minister bluster does little for victims

Police Minister bluster does little for victims

The Minister for Police Troy Grant has today announced an aggressive, evidence-free package of reforms with the apparent dual purpose of seeing sex offenders face harsher penalties while also reducing the dramatic increases in the prison population. The package...
Challenges ahead for new NSW Police Commissioner

Challenges ahead for new NSW Police Commissioner

The Greens wish new Police Commissioner Mick Fuller well in his new role leading the NSW Police Force. The NSW Police Force is well overdue for fresh leadership, with poor succession planning by the Coalition as well as  infighting and internal disputes amongst senior...
State Crime Command will investigate Mark Haines’ death

State Crime Command will investigate Mark Haines’ death

The NSW Police have today announced that the State Crime Command will review the case of murdered Aboriginal 17 year old Mark Haines. This announcement comes on the 29th anniversary of Mark’s death as his family and supporters joined with Greens MP David...