Topic archives: Victoria Police

Crikey Worm: police caught on CCTV beating disability pensioner

April 3, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Victoria Police officers caught on camera "taking down" a disability pensioner. Plus, a merry band of coal-happy backbenchers plan to confront the Prime Minister over his apparent lack of interest in the combustible rock. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Victoria Police raise Pell, cardinal pontificates impending See change

June 30, 2017 6

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

March 17, 2017 3

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

October 30, 2015 2

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

August 31, 2015 15

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

September 29, 2014 3

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

July 17, 2014 2

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

February 3, 2014 13

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

April 24, 2013 4

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

November 8, 2011 1

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

October 27, 2011 17

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.

Crikey says: crossing the line? What line?

October 27, 2011 4

Today media writer Margaret Simons provides a forensic breakdown of the OPI report tabled in Victorian Parliament this morning entitled Crossing the Line.

Doyle breaks up the Occupy Melbourne party in the city square

Doyle breaks up the Occupy Melbourne party in the city square

October 21, 2011 163

Victoria Police have acted on Lord Mayor Robert Doyle's demands to evict members of Occupy Melbourne from their indefinite camp in City Square, calling in the force's shield-wielding riot squad to disperse the tent city.

Just what is in the affidavit that the AFP don’t want you to see?

October 5, 2011 2

The Australian Federal Police is attempting to suppress details of its dealings with The Australian over the controversial Cameron Stewart scoop concerning the 2009 anti terrorism Operation Neath.

Police investigating themselves: a ‘hopeless position’

July 29, 2011 9

Advocacy groups have been pushing to kick police units out of investigations into police matters for almost 20 years, writes Crikey intern Katie Weiss. Now there's a renewed push.

‘Oz leaks’ case returns to court, without fireworks

June 21, 2011

The Simon Artz "Oz Leaks" case returned to the Melbourne Magistrates' Court this morning but rumoured fireworks mooted in the lead-up -- that News Limited lawyers would try to have the proceedings moved in camera to protect its star associate editor Cameron Stewart -- failed to eventuate.

Tangle of media self-interest at the heart of Overland saga

June 17, 2011 6

Sometime in the next couple of months, probably in August, the Victorian Office of Police Integrity will release its report on the complaint that Police Commissioner Simon Overland made against his deputy, Sir Ken Jones. Media leaking and media conduct will be at the heart of that report.

Labor in South Australia

April 21, 2011 4

Is the Labor Government of South Australia controlled by the Catholic Right?

Oz leaks back in court: is a deal about to be cut?

June 7, 2010 1

The case in which The Australian newspaper is seeking to suppress a report critical of its conduct was due to begin in the Federal Court this morning but was repeatedly delayed today.

The Oz accused of running defence in high-stakes police fight

May 6, 2010 6

The Victorian Office of Police Integrity has accused The Australian newspaper of running a campaign against it as a strategic move in the run-up to tomorrow’s Federal Court hearing in the so-called "Oz Leaks" case.