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…
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.
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…
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
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
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
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 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.
Shelters for homeless and vulnerable Sydney women to shut within weeks
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.