Tag Archives | Police

Law and Order Auction Commences

New legislation to be introduced by the O’Farrell Government will give police extraordinary powers 30 years out of date, and, according to NSW Greens MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge will unfairly target disadvantaged members of the community. “Police already have the powers to deal with people who have had too much to drink and […]

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Copwatch forum on a Bill of Rights

On Sunday 1st May, David addressed a forum organised by CopWatch on “A Bill of Rights and Police Brutality” at Customs House in Circular Quay. David’s hope is that the Bill and the processes around it will create a cultural change in the way society and the government view civil, social, economic and human rights. […]

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Police bullying needs to end

Greens MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge has called for an end to the practice of police in the Illawarra conducting bail checks up to three times a night, and has called for the new Police Minister Michael Gallacher to halt this obvious over-policing. “Bail compliance checks are an important part of the justice system. […]

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You have the right to remain silent

Reports in today’s Daily Telegraph are that the NSW Police¬†¬†will be campaigning for an effective outlawing of a person’s right to silence. The Greens oppose this threat to a fundamental right we’ve had for hundreds of years. The Daily Telegraph are running a poll. It would be great if we could all get in there […]

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“Shoe off”, say Police.

I just attended a stop the war coalition protest against the increasing military ties between Australia and the US. The focus of the event was the proposal to expand the US military’s access to Australian military bases as well as the ongoing unwinnable war in Afghanistan. It was a peaceful rally with participants being invited […]

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MR: Locking up children just doesn’t add up

Greens MP and Police and Juvenile Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge today called on Police Minister Michael Daley to give further details on incidents of police assaults on young people, and demanded immediate action. The information was revealed in answers to Questions on Notice asked by Mr Shoebridge in Budget Estimates last month. (Daily Telegraph 18/10/10 […]

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Water cannon a washout

“In answers given at Budget Estimates Committee hearings at the NSW Parliament today, the Commissioner for Police confirmed that the water cannon purchased by NSW Police in 2007 for $700,000 has never once been used in action,” said David Shoebridge, Greens MP and spokesperson for Police.

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