More RLC in the Media

RLC in the Media: Public vengeance against COVID offenders won’t make us any safer
27 December 2021 Elyse Methven, UTS Law lecturer and volunteer with RLC's police accountability practice asks will hefty COVID fines make us any safer?
RLC in the Media: Almost 3,000 children in NSW hit with fines of up to $5,000 for minor Covid rule breaches
16 December 2021 Almost 3,000 COVID-19 fines totalling just over $2.1 million dollars have been issued to children aged 10-17 years since 1 July last year, data obtained by Redfern Legal Centre reveals.  Christopher Knaus reports for The Guardian
RLC in the Media: Unfair Covid fines causing hardship and should not be enforced, advocates say
7 December 2021 A coalition of 33 legal organisations including RLC have signed an open letter, calling on NSW finance minister Damien Tudehope to introduce a four-month pause on enforcement action on COVID fines, to support people already experiencing vulnerabiliy...
RLC in the Media: More than 7000 people challenge COVID-19 fines, but most fail
6 December 2021 More than 7000 people have applied to Revenue NSW to overturn a COVID-19 fine but only one in 10 appeals were successful, a new freedom of information request obtained by RLC has revealed.  Caitlin Fitzsimmons reports for Sydney Morning...
RLC in the Media: “Strip Searches Were Never Meant to Be Routine”: RLC’s Sam Lee on the Splendour Class Action
24 November 2021 Redfern Legal Centre has long been calling out NSW police on its routine misuse of what’s supposed to be a measure of last resort.
RLC in the Media: Data shows Western Sydney in recession and may not ‘bounce back’
23 November 2021 Western Sydney is technically in recession and will struggle to recover from the recent lockdowns, new data suggests.
RLC in the Media: Splendour In The Grass Patrons Could Be Compensated For Unlawful Police Searches
17 November 2021 Investigators from Redfern Legal Centre and Slater and Gordon Lawyers are looking into unlawful Police searches at the Splendour in the Grass music festival.
RLC in the Media: ‘Ground-breaking’ class action launched against NSW Police
17 November 2021 Festival-goers who were unlawfully searched by NSW Police could be entitled to “substantial” compensation as part of a monumental class action case.
RLC in the Media: Lawyers behind Splendour In The Grass police searches class action detail investigation
17 November 2021 Lawyers from Slater and Gordon and Redfern Legal Centre who are launching a class action investigation into potentially unlawful searches by New South Wales Police at Splendour in the Grass have detailed their investigation to NME, saying they aim...
RLC in the Media: People strip searched at Splendour in the Grass could be entitled to thousands in compensation in class action
16 November 2021 Young people strip searched unlawfully at Splendour in the Grass are urged to join a landmark class action against NSW Police Avani Dias reports for Triple J Hack