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NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

A thicker blue line: why tabloid media is standing up for the cops

While the killing of George Floyd has seen a seismic shift in attitudes towards police in the US, the tabloid press is doing everything it can to prevent a similar change in public opinion from occurring here in Australia.

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Share power: how social media is exposing racism and police brutality

Police have a racism problem, and social media is helping expose that.

Protesters call for justice for 19-year-old Aboriginal man Kumanjayi Walker, who was killed by a police officer in the NT in November 2019 
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The thin blue line: fine balance between police union power and justice

Even when police officers are charged with murder, powerful and politically connected unions rush to protect them.

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How many Indigenous deaths in custody have been recorded?

How many indigenous deaths in police custody have been recorded in Australia? Here's what we know.

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Cops have become soldiers seeking war in Trump’s ‘American carnage’

Almost universally, today's police officers look and act more like RoboCops than men and women there to serve and protect — and the casualties are mounting.

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Virus Watch: rules, fines and more fines

States have introduced fines for their residents who breach strict new social distancing laws, with the heaviest in NSW.

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Dob in ya mates, says Morrison

Good morning, early birds. Australia has entered a “war footing” phase of the coronavirus outbreak, and as police prepare to enforce quarantine rules, the PM has called for a “dob in” your mate system. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Protesters win on points at IMARC 

Melbourne is becoming losing territory for climate destroyers. As the crisis intensifies, this kind of protest will be more and more common. 

An Extinction Rebellion protester with police in Melbourne (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Is this the new normal?

Extinction Rebellion has faced a calculated overreaction from right-wing media and the Coalition. Is that co-opting our supposedly apolitical police forces?

A photo of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day, who died in police custody in 2017  (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

A prison cell is no place to ‘sober up’

Victoria is set to repeal its draconian public drunkenness offence, but there are other laws around the country which lead to similar risks.