Media Release: New figures shows woeful results for drug dog program

Data obtained by the Greens shows the continued failure of the drug dog program with false positive outstripping ‘successful’ searches. Remarkably even when intrusive strip searches are carried out, which can involve peering into people’s body cavities and requiring...

Media Release: Disturbing Culture of Secrecy on Firearms

Documents obtained by the Greens through Freedom of Information show a disturbing lack of accountability in decision making about gun laws, and how agencies are still attempting to hide their decision making from public scrutiny. The subject of the application was...

Liberal National government shuts down debate on right to protest

The Liberal National government has today moved NSW closer to a police state, shutting down debate in Parliament on the right to protest. Greens MP David Shoebridge moved a motion this morning to disallow a government regulation giving police the power to prohibit any...

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 more...

Media Release: Urgent Rethink Needed in Policing Mental Health

A man, who had been held under the Mental Health Act, has died while being arrested by police. This tragic death focuses the urgent need for far greater mental health resources and a rethink of the role of policing people in the community with mental illnesses. Greens...