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...

Media Release: Cocaine Vs Ice

  The NSW Police will send 100 officers into rural areas to fight the “ice epidemic”.   This is despite the fact that cocaine use in NSW is at a 15 year high and between 2013 and 2016 use of meth/amphetamines in NSW halved.   There is a dire need to...
NSW Police must commence a fresh investigation into gay hate crime

NSW Police must commence a fresh investigation into gay hate crime

The NSW Police must accept the findings of the Coroner and the demands of Scott Johnson’s family to commence a fresh investigation of his murder in 1988. The third inquest into Scott Johnson’s death has today found that he was the victim of a gay hate crime. Greens MP...
Event report: Byron Bay Drugs, Driving and Policing Forum

Event report: Byron Bay Drugs, Driving and Policing Forum

        We were delighted with the response to our first community forum in Byron talking about Drugs, Driving and Policing – and specifically how changes in policing practice were heavily targeting the region. David presented the latest data...
Liberal National government’s heartless Martin Place bill passes

Liberal National government’s heartless Martin Place bill passes

Today in National Homelessness Week the Liberal National government rushed through legislation that will allow police to remove the homeless people from Martin Place, seize and destroy their belongings and break up non-“authorised” protests within the CBD. This is a...