Despite the police struggling to understand the law (and the effect it can have), strip-searches have increased twenty times over the last decade.
With Morrison’s Religious Discrimination Bill current under discussion, we sat down with Father Rod Bower to address the subtext of the issue.
Criminality, as well as stigma, continues to circle around the sex industry, in fact, a recent report has outlined how harmful both aspects or on those who work that trade.
Australia has some of the most restrictive labour laws in the globe. With further laws recently introduced, our stagnant wage growth is set to get worse.
Anti-drug dogs platform Sniff Off has published an image depicting a police strip search of a minor. Clearly, this is a step too far.
Existing legislation allows certain schools to discriminate against LBGTIQ teachers. Craig Campbell is one of those who lost his job for who he is.
Over in China, facial recognition technology has been used to identify and punish “enemies of the state”. A similar system has been approved for use on our shores.
According to a community poll, the indigenous community are against constitutional recognition. What they seek is a treaty, and rights, not a doff of the cap.
Sunday’s riot at the Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre was a visceral example of the problems within the youth justice system in this state.
An inquiry into the NSW police’s strip search program has discovered that the threat of public humiliation is commonplace, and is used to garner compliance.
After failing in 2017, the Ensuring Integrity Bill allows the Morrison government to interfere with union affairs, replete with powers to shut down organisations and sack their appointed leaders.
With Peter Dutton putting his desire for leadership behind him, he has turned his attention back to vilifying those he believes places Australia at risk.
The NSW police’s strip search crusade is not only breaking their own protocols, but they’re also breaking the law.
After a year-long investigation, a panel has found that instances of forcible organ transplants are far higher than what the Chinese government has previously stated.
The instances of suicide in First Nation communities is increasing with every passing year. But while the statistics are appalling, the human cost is far more than the headlines suggest.
The Morrison government is looking to not only crack our encrypted data, but also share it will like-minded nations to purportedly keep us safe.
It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.
Continuing on his rhetoric in April, the Morrison government is fast-tracking laws to punish those they believe are as ‘agri-terrorists’.
The NSW’s singular push is to eliminate drug possession. However, the damage they’ve done strip searching the innocent should be the point raised.
According to a leading magistrate, the NSW government’s drug-driving push is poorly thought out, that some are losing their licence over passive smoking.
According to one legal expert, the NSW police’s strip search push could be considered sexual assault in the lettering of the law.
Manus Island continues to be a humanitarian crisis. Elaine Pearson, the director of Human Rights Watch Australia believes that while headlines have changed, the facts have not.