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Victoria Police raise Pell, cardinal pontificates impending See change

Crikey June 30, 2017 6 Comments

It is a rare, if ever, event for a cardinal to be charged with a criminal offence, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

VicPol caught snooping via fake Facebook profiles, beats hasty retreat

VicPol caught snooping via fake Facebook profiles, beats hasty retreat

Crikey March 17, 2017 3 Comments

A number of fake Facebook profiles allegedly associated with Victoria Police social media monitoring have been deleted after questions from Crikey.

The Stoccos versus the Kelly gang, as told by the media

The Stoccos versus the Kelly gang, as told by the media

Crikey Intern October 30, 2015 2 Comments

Are Gino and Mark Stocco the modern-day Ned and Dan Kelly? Crikey intern Mark Kearney reports.

Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down

Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down

Josh Taylor August 31, 2015 15 Comments

It was on, then it was off, then it was on again, then it was't. How did the Australian Border Force screw up Operation Fortitude so very badly? And won't someone please send poor Peter Dutton a packet of Lemsip?

Vigilante justice: a guide for placid hipsters

Vigilante justice: a guide for placid hipsters

Crikey September 29, 2014 3 Comments

Unknown thieves broke into freelance writer Dan Wood's home and stole expensive electronics. With the police unable to use tracking devices such as iCloud to get a warrant, should tech-savvy hipsters take matters into their own hands?

Victoria talks up protecting cops while hanging them out to dry

Victoria talks up protecting cops while hanging them out to dry

Crikey July 17, 2014 2 Comments

Victoria has proposed new legislation to keep its police safe -- but when it comes to compensation claims, the state holds emergency workers at arm's length. Former Labor Party state member Tony Lupton reveals the hypocrisy.

How Victoria is quietly riding roughshod over basic freedoms

How Victoria is quietly riding roughshod over basic freedoms

Crikey February 3, 2014 13 Comments

If a bill passes Victorian Parliament this month police will have extraordinary powers to curtail public assembly. Lizzie O’Shea, associate in the social justice practice at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, says basic human rights are under attack.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer April 24, 2013 4 Comments

Is Julia Gillard actually being investigated? By the police, and not just by News Ltd? Plus other political views noted along the way/

AFP warned over Oz‘s terror scoop timing

Andrew Crook November 8, 2011 1 Comment

Ex-police spinner Nicole McKechnie warned the AFP a botched plan to distribute copies of The Australian exposing an anti-terror raid the morning it occurred was flawed.

OPI report: secret deals and media manipulation

Margaret Simons October 27, 2011 17 Comments

A report released this week reveals a trail of misinformation, secret deals and media manipulation by a ministerial adviser that in part provoked the resignation of Victorian Police Commissioner Simon Overland.