The COVID-19 pandemic saw an increase in the powers of Victoria’s ‘protective service officers’, a move that is set to become permanent.
We live in extraordinary times, one where police powers have been increased for our own benefit. Now, more than ever, we need to make sure we place limits on what we allow.
In order to “kill the virus before it kills us”, 70,000 NSW police officers will enforce social distancing. But what can they do, exactly?
An independent review discovered that the Queensland Police are failing to take sexual assault allegations seriously, citing a wilful indifference in how complaints are lodged.
As the police met the those striking for the planet, I saw it turn violent, and felt the gallantry of humble celebrity ignored.