Media release: Criminal record check scheme a risk

Almost 100 private companies and public agencies have been given privileged access to NSW Police criminal records on a cash-for-access scheme. The Greens have secured the release of the list of organizations in NSW authorized by the NSW Police to undertake criminal...

Media release: New model for law reform for Bowraville Murders

The NSW Parliamentary Committee investigating the legal obstacles in the Bowraville Murders has today presented a report referring a new model to reform Double Jeopardy laws to the Attorney General. The model, proposed by Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education...

Media release: Rethinking Strip Searches by NSW Police

A comprehensive report from the University of NSW today has recommended significant reform to the use of police strip searches including clear laws to guide police, and strong protections for young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. The UNSW Law...

Media Release: Red Mass archaic and inappropriate

At 9am on 29 January St Mary’s Cathedral will have Most Rev Bishop Anthony (Tony) Randazzo hosting the “Red Mass” – an event attended by senior members of the NSW Court where they are lectured by the Bishop about their responsibilities. Randazzo is Bishop Anthony...

Media release: Night-time police raids on the elderly not on

The organisation Exit International has raised concerns about police “night time raids” on elderly members, including in retirement villages in the Tweed region.   Greens MP and Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge said:   “It’s hard to imagine something...

Media Release: Bishop guilty finding puts court on notice

The decision today by NSW courts to find Archbishop Wilson guilty of concealing child sexual abuse is a very real step towards justice, and highlights the urgent need for the church to respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission Greens MP and Justice...