Media release: Police were on duty when they lied on Sniff Off

Media release: Police were on duty when they lied on Sniff Off

The Greens have received written confirmation from Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione that all of the police who recently lied about the presence of drug dogs on the Sniff Off Facebook site have been involved in drug dog operations. In a further revelation it was...
A less hot-headed police pursuits policy will save lives

A less hot-headed police pursuits policy will save lives

When police turn their lights and sirens on, and direct a driver to pull over, this is not an optional exercise. You must obey. No matter how drunk, drugged, scared or confused a driver is, there is never an excuse not to pull over. Drivers must be responsible for...
Forum – The Future of Police Accountability

Forum – The Future of Police Accountability

REGISTER HERE Chair: Mr Robert Debus AM, Professorial Fellow UNSW Law and former Attorney-General of NSW Introductory remarks: Mr Andrew Tink AM, Reviewer of Police Oversight Q&A Panel: The Hon. Trevor Khan MLC, Deputy President and Chair of Committees, Parliament...
Profiting from child abuse

Profiting from child abuse

An opinion piece by David Shoebridge, originally published in the Newcastle Herald. TEN billion dollars is a lot of money. As it turns out, some corporations will do almost anything to access that kind of wealth, including the long-term mandatory detention of children...
FOI – Freedom’s just another word for ‘nothing here to see’

FOI – Freedom’s just another word for ‘nothing here to see’

The agency which plans to remake Newcastle, UrbanGrowth, refused to produce key documents to Greens MP David Shoebridge under Freedom of Information laws because they said they aren’t required to produce “documents” but only “information”. This bizarre legal...