More RLC in the Media

RLC in the Media: 344 school-aged boys strip-searched since 2016
9 December 2019 Data published by The Guardian reveals that NSW police performed strip-searches on 344 boys in the last three years (2016-17 to 2018-19). Young boys aged (11 to 17 years) accounted for 3 per cent of searches (344). Michael McGowan reports
RLC in the Media: New legal service tackles insidious abuse
5 December 2019 Redfern Legal Centre has established a service to combat the “insidious” issue of financial abuse within intimate relationships. Steven Trask reports for AAP
RLC in the Media: 'Show me your gooch': Strip search inquiry
5 December 2019 Police directed a 15-year-old to expose his genitals, telling him to "lift your balls up and show me your gooch," at a Sydney music festival this year, an inquiry has heard. Triple J Hack
RLC in the Media: International students in NSW are being given access to free legal advice
5 December 2019 A new app is offering international students information about their legal rights when it comes to employment, housing, education and sexual assault. Nick Baker reports for SBS News
RLC in the Media: Police watchdog compares strip searches to sexual abuse
4 December 2019 The police watchdog will examine the parallels between child sexual abuse and strip searching minors as part of a wide-ranging inquiry into allegedly illegal procedures at music festivals. Angus Thompson reports for The Sydney Morning Herald
RLC in the Media: New app at Macquarie University helps international students solve legal issues
27 November 2019 Macquarie is the first university in the country to sign up for the new My Legal Mate app, a digital tool designed to help international students navigate legal problems. Jill Rowbotham reports for The Australian
RLC in the Media: Australia: 22-year old woman strip searched in front of shop window
20 November 2019 A 22-year-old woman was allegedly strip searched in front of a shop window by two male police officers last month. Ugur Nedim and Sonia Hickey report for Sydney Criminal Lawyers
RLC in the Media: NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller says strip-search of girl at festival ‘doesn’t make me happy’
19 November 2019 Fuller says he’s ‘disappointed’ with the way powers were used but young people should have ‘a little bit of fear’ of police. Michael McGowan reports for The Guardian Australia
RLC in the Media: Police boss warn of knife crime violence if lefties get their way
18 November 2019 NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has called on the public to support his officers in carrying out strip searches and other tough policing measures, of suffer the consequences of rising youth crime. Mark Morri reports for The Daily Telegraph
RLC in the Media: NSW Police chief defends strip searches
18 November 2019 The NSW Police Commissioner has backed his officers’ use of strip searches, saying there should be “a little bit of fear” of law enforcement. Australian Associated Press