A big weekend for police heavy-handedness across Australia shows that need for an effective, transparent complaints process has never been greater
The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.
Pill-testing is a drug policy no-brainer that helps drug users, police and health professionals. The entrenched opposition to it is killing people.
After the murder of Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic, women were urged to not walk alone in public places. But after the murder of Morgan Huxley, men did not receive the same warning. Freelance writer Serkan Ozturk reports.
Crikey readers have their say on the police response to the Sydney siege, as well as workplace deaths.
The government won't allow the Australian Federal Police to comment on whether its decision to go to war in Iraq has increased the risk of terrorism in Australia.
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.
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.
The value of mass surveillance data inevitably means it will be abused unless it is treated like other government resources and strictly -- and publicly -- monitored.