More RLC in the Media

RLC in the Media: Legal centre calls out unfair COVID fines
29 September 2021 Sydney's Redfern Legal Centre says it's overwhelmed with requests for help from people who insist they have been wrongly issued with fines by police for allegedly breaching COVID health orders.
RLC in the Media: Western and South-Western Sydney residents condemn inconsistent Covid compliance policing
18 September 2021 Greater Sydney’s second Covid-19 lockdown is highlighting the once hidden divisions within Sydney and its surrounding areas, with the emergence of differing approaches to Covid compliance policing and the issuing of Covid related fines.
RLC in the Media: Lawyers issue open letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian
16 September 2021 An open letter addressed to the NSW Premier endorsed by over 100 members of the legal, academic, and political profession has called on the state government to revoke what they’re dubbing “unlawful COVID-19 fines”.
RLC in the Media: Legal experts lobby Premier for less punitive approach to COVID-19
15 September 2021 More than 100 legal, civic and political leaders have signed a letter to the NSW Premier warning that “we cannot fine our way out of the pandemic".
RLC in the Media: Police blitz nets 22,000 fines in 3 1/2 weeks. But did it help?
12 September 2021 The massive NSW Police enforcement effort that kicked off on August 16 has resulted in nearly 22,000 fines for breaches of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.   Caitlin Fitzsimmons reports for Sydney Morning Herald  
RLC in the Media: NSW Police Fined Two Siblings With Intellectual Disabilities For Not Understanding COVID Orders
3 September 2021 Two siblings in regional NSW with intellectual disabilities have been slapped with fines for not understanding public health orders — adding to concern over police discretion during lockdown.  Millie Roberts reports for Junkee
RLC in the Media: Call to revoke ‘unlawfully issued fines’
27 August 2021 Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) is calling on the NSW Government to revoke Covid-19 fines that have been issued incorrectly by NSW Police to people undertaking lawful recreation. Sydney Sentinal reports
RLC in the Media: Police caution needed in COVID public health enforcement
27 August 2021 Redfern Legal Centre Police Accountability Solicitor Samantha Lee joined Backchat to discuss RLC's concerns for vulnerable people being caught up in law enforcement crackdowns. Eddy Diamond reports for FBi Radio
RLC in the Media: Call for COVID fines to be revoked
26 August 2021 Redfern Legal Centre is calling on the NSW government to revoke all COVID-19 fines it claims were issued incorrectly to people "undertaking lawful recreation". ABC Breakfast News
RLC in the Media: Discretion must be exercised when issuing COVID-19 fines
26 August 2021 Redfern Legal Centre has called on the government to revoke all COVID-19 fines that have been issued incorrectly by NSW Police. Lauren Croft reports for Lawyers Weekly