Mike Baird’s winning ways are losing their lustre as critics accuse him of pushing NSW towards being a privatised police state.

Mike Baird’s winning ways are losing their lustre as critics accuse him of pushing NSW towards being a privatised police state.

So, in our brave new world, someone proven to have leaked a document about how the nation's most expensive infrastructure rollout is being managed, regardless of whether the leak is or isn't in the public interest (for no such test applies), can be thrown into the slammer for two years. But it gets much worse. Because the second offence the AFP was investigating, according to the search warrant, is that "[redacted name] did receive documents knowing at the time he was not authorised to…

So, in our brave new world, someone proven to have leaked a document about how the nation's most expensive infrastructure rollout is being managed, regardless of whether the leak is or isn't in the public interest (for no such test applies), can be thrown into the slammer for two years. But it gets much worse. Because the second offence the AFP was investigating, according to the search warrant, is that "[redacted name] did receive documents knowing at the time he was not authorised to…

In a sign of how the issues agitating local communities are interlinked, protestors are now facing off with a police force that has had its powers significantly bolstered since Mike Baird took office.

In a sign of how the issues agitating local communities are interlinked, protestors are now facing off with a police force that has had its powers significantly bolstered since Mike Baird took office.

This is historical fact. The evidence of state abuse of power is overwhelming, and has been for centuries. When the Prime Minister claims the armed agents of the state are beyond reproach, he contradicts what every first year law student learns about the foundational principles of our legal system and why we have them.

This is historical fact. The evidence of state abuse of power is overwhelming, and has been for centuries. When the Prime Minister claims the armed agents of the state are beyond reproach, he contradicts what every first year law student learns about the foundational principles of our legal system and why we have them.

They can break up protests with loud, piercing sound, but Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) can also cause permanent hearing damage.

They can break up protests with loud, piercing sound, but Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) can also cause permanent hearing damage.

Police will be able to ban people from public places and events without a judge's approval as part of a raft of anti-organised crime legislation proposed by the state government. A bill unveiled by the state government on Tuesday aims to "cripple" organised crime groups by clamping down on their movements, associations and business dealings. But critics warn the laws could lead to an overreach of police powers.   Read more…

Police will be able to ban people from public places and events without a judge's approval as part of a raft of anti-organised crime legislation proposed by the state government. A bill unveiled by the state government on Tuesday aims to "cripple" organised crime groups by clamping down on their movements, associations and business dealings. But critics warn the laws could lead to an overreach of police powers. Read more…

NSW to increase anti-CSG protest fines for trespass to $5,500, up to seven years' jail

NSW to increase anti-CSG protest fines for trespass to $5,500, up to seven years' jail

Questioning of the 20-year-old dual citizen by Australia’s law enforcement agencies raises concerns about the use of coercive powers on the young and vulnerable

Crime commission secretly interrogated Australian who was allegedly tortured by foreign agency

Questioning of the 20-year-old dual citizen by Australia’s law enforcement agencies raises concerns about the use of coercive powers on the young and vulnerable

Plan to arm border force officers with stun guns sparks militarisation fears Department of immigration aims to buy weapons as early as January but Australian Border Force spokesman says it has ‘no immediate plans’ to acquire them

Plan to arm border force officers with stun guns sparks militarisation fears

Plan to arm border force officers with stun guns sparks militarisation fears Department of immigration aims to buy weapons as early as January but Australian Border Force spokesman says it has ‘no immediate plans’ to acquire them

Border force join police in huge visa fraud crackdown in Melbourne CBD ‘If you commit visa fraud you will be caught,’ warns border chief, as human rights advocates warn of possible ‘racial profiling’ by officers on city streets Protests force Australian Border Force to cancel visa crackdown operation

Border force join police in huge visa fraud crackdown in Melbourne CBD

Border force join police in huge visa fraud crackdown in Melbourne CBD ‘If you commit visa fraud you will be caught,’ warns border chief, as human rights advocates warn of possible ‘racial profiling’ by officers on city streets Protests force Australian Border Force to cancel visa crackdown operation


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Man sues government after Border Force officer secretly texted on his phone

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Mike Baird Mocked A Female MP During Question Time, Compared Her To A Calendar Pin-Up Read more at http://junkee.com/mike-baird-mocked-a-female-mp-during-question-time-compared-her-to-a-calendar-pin-up/75188#QFIQdIPMShIQmljb.99

Mike Baird Mocked A Female MP During Question Time, Compared Her To A Calendar Pin-Up Read more at http://junkee.com/mike-baird-mocked-a-female-mp-during-question-time-compared-her-to-a-calendar-pin-up/75188#QFIQdIPMShIQmljb.99

10 William Street appears to be among many venues checked by police during a compliance and anti-social behaviour crackdown this weekend.

10 William Street appears to be among many venues checked by police during a compliance and anti-social behaviour crackdown this weekend.

NSW premier says ‘hysteria’ over perceived overregulation of the hospitality industry is obscuring a drop in assaults and a rise in the number of small bars

Mike Baird defends Sydney lockout laws: city is 'safer and more vibrant'

NSW premier says ‘hysteria’ over perceived overregulation of the hospitality industry is obscuring a drop in assaults and a rise in the number of small bars

New Matilda’s ongoing investigation into Leighton Contractors and AECOM – two key players in NSW’s controversial WestConnex project – reveals a history of email warnings of disastrous traffic projections and failed tollway solutions. New Matilda contributing editor Wendy Bacon reports. Last week, Sydney Motorway Corporation began sweeping away scores of homes, trees and open spaceMore

New Matilda’s ongoing investigation into Leighton Contractors and AECOM – two key players in NSW’s controversial WestConnex project – reveals a history of email warnings of disastrous traffic projections and failed tollway solutions. New Matilda contributing editor Wendy Bacon reports. Last week, Sydney Motorway Corporation began sweeping away scores of homes, trees and open spaceMore

The number of teachers in NSW prisons will be savagely under a new education model approved by the NSW government and expected to be rolled out across the state's prisons by the end of the year. 

The number of teachers in NSW prisons will be savagely under a new education model approved by the NSW government and expected to be rolled out across the state's prisons by the end of the year.

First they took it off the enrolment form, now it is a five step process before parents are even told about ethics as an option

First they took it off the enrolment form, now it is a five step process before parents are even told about ethics as an option

NEW South Wales' new premier has flagged he will be looking to privatise the state's public hospitals as a way to "transform and improve health care".  Only days after taking the state's top job, Premier Mike Baird highlighted the role that the private sector already has in running NSW hospitals.

NEW South Wales' new premier has flagged he will be looking to privatise the state's public hospitals as a way to "transform and improve health care". Only days after taking the state's top job, Premier Mike Baird highlighted the role that the private sector already has in running NSW hospitals.

State government redirects $6m funding from inner city to rural NSW, meaning up to 20 shelters are about to close

Shelters for homeless and vulnerable Sydney women to shut within weeks

State government redirects $6m funding from inner city to rural NSW, meaning up to 20 shelters are about to close

POLICE have arrested as many as seven people on Wednesday morning after Sydney’s iconic Coca-Cola sign in Kings Cross was scaled in a protest against the Government’s lack of action on implementing a drinks can recycling scheme.

POLICE have arrested as many as seven people on Wednesday morning after Sydney’s iconic Coca-Cola sign in Kings Cross was scaled in a protest against the Government’s lack of action on implementing a drinks can recycling scheme.

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