Tag Archives | nsw police

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 police overshadowing the broader work of frontline police for too long. […]

Continue Reading

NSW Police Force overdue for fresh leadership with Commissioner Scipione’s retirement

With the announcement that NSW Police Commissioner Scipione will be ending his role in April, the Greens acknowledge Commissioner Scipione’s service and wish him well. The NSW Police Force is well overdue for fresh leadership, with infighting and internal disputes amongst senior police overshadowing the broader work of frontline police for too long. Greens MP […]

Continue Reading

Guns, politics and intolerance, an increasingly ugly mix in Australia

Another set of YouTube videos and Facebook accounts have been referred to the NSW Police for urgent investigation after it was found that gun owners and advocates had posted violent content aimed at racial and religious minorities and political opponents. We have every reason to be seriously concerned when people publicly use firearms to display […]

Continue Reading

Sniff Off – The drug dogs don’t work

Last weekend the Greens NSW hosted a Sniff Off Party at the Red Rattler in Marrickville to coincide with the introduction of the Sniffer Dogs Repeal Bill. Paul Mac, a great supporter of the Sniff Off campaign, played live, along with Hip Hop Hoe, Love Club, Gang of She, Platform 19, Hubble, Wyldestyle, Cihan Saral. Last week, Greens member […]

Continue Reading
Police and Emergency Services

Why police should not be investigating police

It is well and truly time that NSW had an independent police oversight body. The current system sees 99% of police complaints, and all critical incident reviews, undertaken by police. The various police oversight bodies are a tangled jurisdictional mess. Currently the Ombudsman, Coroner’s Court, Police Integrity Commission and Police Internal Affairs all exercise overlapping […]

Continue Reading

Operation Protea [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 22/10/2014. You can read the original contribution here.   Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [7.02 p.m.]: Last week the Police Integrity Commission [PIC] held public hearings for Operation Protea, which is an inquiry considering the role of a police officer on the Catholic Church’s Professional Standards Resource Group [PSRG]. The PSRG, as […]

Continue Reading

Operation Protea hearings: Day one

The first public hearing of the Police Integrity Commission “Operation Protea” today provided some idea of what was to come. The comprehensive opening statement from Counsel Assisting the Commission set out the scope of the inquiry as follows:  This is a public hearing under ss 32 and 33 of the Police Integrity Commission Act 1996 […]

Continue Reading