The NSW Government’s ‘law and order’ response to the pandemic created significant fines debt and damaged community-police relations in some of the most disadvantaged parts of the state, according to a new UNSW Law School report.
Latest NSW Police strip-search figures show that throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people were still being subjected to strip searches, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and children disproportionately targeted.
A class action has been filed by Redfern Legal Centre and Slater and Gordon Lawyers against the state of NSW on behalf of people who have been invasively and unlawfully searched by police at music festivals over the past six years.
Splendour in the Grass patrons who were unlawfully searched by NSW Police could each be entitled to substantial compensation, class action investigators from Redfern Legal Centre and Slater + Gordon Lawyers have revealed today. People affected by serious breaches could potentially be entitled to tens of thousands of dollars each.