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Aboriginal justice demands far more than another inquiry

The Indigenous incarceration inquiry today announced by the Federal Government is a symbolic recognition of our broken criminal justice system, but comes 25 years after the ground-breaking report from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was handed down. The bulk of these recommendations have still not been implemented. Just last month the Bureau […]

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Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment Bill 2016 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 11.10.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here.  On behalf of The Greens I speak to the Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment Bill 2016. The Greens do not oppose this bill. It makes a number of minor amendments to update terminology, to consolidate powers […]

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Discrimination complaints against openly gay police demands more than silence from Commissioner Scipione

Revelations that four openly gay police from the same Local Area Command have been subject to repeated discrimination from senior officers requires an immediate, and public, response from Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione. Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “This is not an isolated complaint, these are four officers from the same command alleging […]

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A fresh set of embarrassing drug dog figures from Parliament

Documents obtained by the NSW Greens under Freedom of Information show that the Sniff Off campaign is having an impact on reducing drug dog searches. The Greens Sniff Off campaign targets the ineffective and invasive use of drug dogs by the NSW Police. The widespread publication of data that demonstrates the continuing false positive rates […]

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One step forward one step back on police oversight

A bill to establish a single oversight body to investigate police complaints is a welcome step forward, but it fails to address the key failing in the present system with police continuing to investigate police in the most serious cases. The Greens will move amendments to the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Bill so that critical […]

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Another violent video shows need for tougher gun control

A video that violently threatens a high profile gun control advocate is deeply disturbing and illustrates a growing gun culture in Australia. The individuals in the video have previously been referred to the NSW Police for posting violent videos aimed at racial and religious minorities and the Greens The Greens are calling for reform to […]

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Attorney General and Justice

Punishment without charge, trial or conviction in Mike Baird’s NSW

The Baird Government has tonight passed legislation that allows punishment to be imposed without charge, trial or conviction. The laws which passed the Upper House tonight grant fresh, discretionary powers to police make so-called “public safety orders” that restrict people’s freedom. In a busy night trashing civil liberties the Parliament also created a new form […]

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