NSW Police drug dog program produces just 59 supply prosecutions.

The NSW police’s drug dog program resulted in only 59 successful supply prosecutions over a 12 month period. After months of lobbying by the Greens NSW the government was forced to hand over data  showing the thousands of stip searches carried out across the state are...

Media Release: Policing by numbers an abuse of public trust

Information obtained by the Greens through Budget Estimates has exposed the NSW Police Force doing “policing by numbers” with the use of powers to undertake invasive personal and strip searches being subject to KPIs and targets. These “discretionary” police powers are...

Media release: New police strip search manual opens the door to abuse

A freshly updated “personal search manual” from the NSW Police Force encourages police to make unlawful demands for people to “squat,” “lift testicles,” “lift breasts” and “part buttock cheeks” while being strip searched. The new manual has been issued while police...

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: 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: 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...