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Bookshop raids and strip-searches: what happens after alleged police misconduct?

Bookshop raids and strip-searches: what happens after alleged police misconduct?

A big weekend for police heavy-handedness across Australia shows that need for an effective, transparent complaints process has never been greater

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.

An incomplete list of ways women already ‘take responsibility’ for their safety

An incomplete list of ways women already ‘take responsibility’ for their safety

Eurydice Dixon's murder was followed with a familiar statement from the police. This is why women are angry about it.

Pill-testing works. Not using it is killing our young people.

Pill-testing works. Not using it is killing our young people.

Pill-testing is a drug policy no-brainer that helps drug users, police and health professionals. The entrenched opposition to it is killing people.

How the police and media falsely frame victimhood

How the police and media falsely frame victimhood

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.

Why we have no ‘right’ to the truth

Why we have no ‘right’ to the truth

Crikey readers have their say on the police response to the Sydney siege, as well as workplace deaths.

AFP gagged, state agencies run for cover on terror-Iraq link

AFP gagged, state agencies run for cover on terror-Iraq link

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 talks up protecting cops while hanging them out to dry

Victoria talks up protecting cops while hanging them out to dry

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

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.

Why surveillance information will always be abused by governments

Why surveillance information will always be abused by governments

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.